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Old 01-11-2011, 07:32 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by ChiTown View Post
what's your altitude?
Trujillio is at sea level.

Originally Posted by Bucko View Post
I'm not one to attribute every mechanical malady to bad gas, but it sure sounds like you got a batch if it happened soon after a fill-up and both bikes have similar symptoms. The culprit could be water or low octane fuel (pinging might be what you're hearing on hard throttle) or something other than gasoline came along in your last fill-up. My guess is that your 'fuel' was diluted/contaminated with something cheaper. Since you're near sea level the bikes will want high-octane fuel to prevent pinging.
^^^^ + 1 on that. Drain the tanks, refill, add octain boost.
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