Bolt is SAS inlet from airbox?!

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by Monkeyboy1979, Dec 3, 2019.

  1. Monkeyboy1979

    Monkeyboy1979 n00b

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    Hi guys

    found a bolt jammed in a pipe to the SAS on my 990.

    does anybody know whether putting a bolt in the SAS inlet of the airbox has either a positive or negative effect? Everything I read suggests there is a little more to the SAS removal.

    it’s got a powercommader III and Leovince cans. No idea how it’s been mapped (yet).
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  2. JohnnyWaffles

    JohnnyWaffles Been here awhile

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  3. Monkeyboy1979

    Monkeyboy1979 n00b

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    The person who owned the bike before me made some mods.
    One of them is basically just blanking off the pipe going from the airbox to the SAS which I would assume creates some weird air condition in the engine (drawing in now air).
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  4. Salzig

    Salzig Long timer

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    That airbox inlet is actually an outlet, to feed fresh air in the exhaust and keep the catalytic converter lit.
    The bolt is a redneck job to disable the SAS.
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