Thread: 800GS owners?
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Old 02-04-2009, 01:18 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by Roonie
there is no knock sensor in these bikes either..... The BMW tech told me because it is a lower combustion engine then the 1200 so it doesn't need it....... I guess.
I think it's to keep the price down. If we had knock sensors we could run any grade gas (like the GS12s) and the system would detect knock and retard the timing appropriately. Instead, we just buy gas that should let the engine knock in the first place.
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