Pinging and octane ratings
jkeefover at swansonindustries.com
Thu May 24 05:10:16 PDT 2007
Can someone confirm that the manual calls for 87 octane?
I used to think my bike pinged when I put a tank of 87 in it. Now I just
think it does that when there's a cold tank of gas of any octane rating. I
swear it seems that once the gas warms up it runs better. Possibly the
colder fuel is not carb-ing as well because my carbs are not right or worn.
Or, possibly it's psychological, "motosomatic".
BTW, I did replace my clutch and it solved my problem. I also replaced
chain and sprockets, thanks for all the advice. I had someone else order
the sprockets and chain and they bought the wrong front chain wheel (for a
ZX-11 I believe) but I machined a spacer and it works fine until I get an
Next up is cush drive and fork seals.
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