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dvmweb 04-09-2013 11:37 AM

Can ktm run reg gas?
 
Just checking out the KTM website. Do any of the new bikes run on regular octane (87) gas?

Walt
MI/USA

Dan950ser 04-09-2013 02:36 PM

I run it in baja with no problems.

traveltoad 04-09-2013 02:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by dan950ser (Post 21147153)
i run it in baja with no problems.

+1

CRW 04-09-2013 03:23 PM

+2

v8toilet 04-09-2013 09:22 PM

Just for clarification do you guys use the fuel quality/ low octane wire when running 87?

Or is that more for when the fuel is of dubious quality or you detect some pinging/knocking. I've not activated it on 87 and had no issues or notified performance differences. I have not run 87 in high temps while lugging the engine or working it extra hard either though. I've only used 87 when other options were unavailable.

CRW 04-09-2013 09:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by v8toilet (Post 21150271)
Just for clarification do you guys use the fuel quality/ low octane wire when running 87?

nope not me. i would have to take my luggage (GL) off to get under the seat.:D
it ran fine not perfect, but no pinging. my old 640 would run worse on the low octane w/o the wire disconnected.

Head2Wind 04-09-2013 10:47 PM

just run it :evil

when I can get it I run 92, but when the tank is nearing empty and in a remote area, I run what I can get. Tends to ping/knock a little early and maybe run a little warm, but other than that...... ride it like a race bike :freaky

Dan950ser 04-09-2013 11:41 PM

[QUOTE=v8toilet;21150271]Just for clarification do you guys use the fuel quality/ low octane wire when running 87?

Nope just run it.

MortimerSickle 04-10-2013 09:35 PM

I put a toggle switch in the circuit to eliminate the need to get to the wire to pull it.

Flip and go, with no worries of engine damage.

Unruled 04-11-2013 02:36 AM

Toggle here too, put a whole array of switches in the compartment in front of the seat, this is one of them :)

traveltoad 04-11-2013 06:44 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by head2wind (Post 21150593)
just run it :evil

+1

If you get fuel out of Mexican milk jugs... probably a good idea to install an inline fuel filter.
http://whynowthen.smugmug.com/Motorc...102_0411-L.jpg

MortimerSickle 04-11-2013 08:13 AM

What is the advantage of not using the low-octane ignition curve?

Though some riders report not experiencing engine damage, I would rather not run the risk.

To change the curve is as simple as flicking a switch, and I haven't noticed enough difference in performance to matter in a temporary situation.

chrish4ku 04-11-2013 08:27 AM

Not sure on the wire thing - - I've run 87 a few times at sea level and can't really tell any difference at all - no wire disconnect. I have never heard of anyone having some sort of issue by "not" disconnecting.....yet.

MortimerSickle 04-11-2013 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by chrish4ku (Post 21161241)
...
I have never heard of anyone having some sort of issue by "not" disconnecting.....yet.

Neither have I, but I don't want to be the first.

Maybe the hazard is only in extreme conditions, or maybe KTM is just being overly cautious in their recommendation. But, I see no reason to wonder: I can easily avoid the question by flipping a switch. Maybe if I were in a race, and a small advantage would make the difference of winning or losing, I would see it differently, but....


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