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Offline harryhendo

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Re: Fill up time.
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2019, 02:20:39 PM »
I notice on my '16 that there is a noticeable flat spot at around 4,000 rpm, and I have to throttle or drop a gear to get past it. My old BMW R65 had one at exactly 3,600 rpm. So it may be that on the '19, that flat spot moved north to a higher rpm?
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Re: Fill up time.
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2019, 02:21:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by harryhendo [+]
I notice on my '16 that there is a noticeable flat spot at around 4,000 rpm, and I have to throttle or drop a gear to get past it. My old BMW R65 had one at exactly 3,600 rpm. So it may be that on the '19, that flat spot moved north to a higher rpm?
My 2014X had a spot at 4800 rpm that was rough-this is different it was just a lack of power that I thought the bike should have-I'm sure with more miles and cooler weather reg gas will be fine-but for now I'm enjoying how the bike is running with mid grade
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Re: Fill up time.
« Reply #12 on: August 02, 2019, 10:45:57 AM »
My advice when it comes to fuel is to use the least expensive available that does not produce knocking. This was especially true back when I was riding BMW bikes with their manufacturers requirement for premium fuel. I ran mid-grade for the 4 years I rode Beemers.
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Re: Fill up time.
« Reply #13 on: August 04, 2019, 01:02:29 AM »
Im the opposite. I buy the best gas I can.  Its a small amount and as ambient temp rises it makes a difference

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Re: Fill up time.
« Reply #15 on: August 04, 2019, 04:17:25 PM »
Interesting read.

I know better grade diesel has more detergents, I run an 'oiler' and use better grade every thres or four fill ups.

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Re: Fill up time.
« Reply #16 on: August 04, 2019, 05:02:35 PM »
I think it was mentioned before, but even the most basic fuel in the UK is actually 95 octane.
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Re: Fill up time.
« Reply #17 on: August 05, 2019, 06:25:26 PM »
Owners manual says 86 octane or better, so I buy regular unleaded and haven't had an issue yet. 
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