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Old 01-08-2013, 01:59 PM   #15286
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Choose your poison. You're welcome to hammer all the head you want big boy.

That's exactly what Vickie says...



And ya' just gotta' love a woman like that!


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Old 01-08-2013, 02:32 PM   #15287
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Experience with low octane petrol?

Sorry about change subject in this very interesting conversation about big mouth sharks… At least is more interesting that KLR conversations….

I’m planning a trip to Morocco. In there is quite usual to fill petrol with low octane. Does anybody has any experience how it works in the Super 10?

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Old 01-08-2013, 02:51 PM   #15288
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Sorry about change subject in this very interesting conversation about big mouth sharks… At least is more interesting that KLR conversations….

I’m planning a trip to Morocco. In there is quite usual to fill petrol with low octane. Does anybody has any experience how it works in the Super 10?

Thanks!

I've been stuck in a couple of situations where all I could get was regular, low-octane gas and had absolutely no problem with my Super Tenere. I couldn't tell any difference in performance, and had no pinging, etc. either.

Of course, each time I only had to run tank of it through, finding premium at the next fuel stop.

Honestly, despite the bike not having knock sensors, I think the ECU compensates well and you won't have a problem. After all, you've got to figure Nick Sanders couldn't find premium fuel all along his 52,000 mile jaunt, and when they took his engine apart it looked damn near new.

Just my two centavos... OMMV.

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Old 01-08-2013, 03:33 PM   #15289
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Sorry about change subject in this very interesting conversation about big mouth sharks… At least is more interesting that KLR conversations….

I’m planning a trip to Morocco. In there is quite usual to fill petrol with low octane. Does anybody has any experience how it works in the Super 10?

Thanks!
Basically the same as trip to country areas in Australia. You have a choice out there. Diesel or 91RON. Guess which one I tend to go for?

Just make sure you don't "lug" the bike in high temps. Works for me. I use 95RON nearly all the time, 91RON if I have to and I have used 100RON once, 98RON twice. Bike just seems to work best on 95 but the differences are minor.

The only thing that is an issue is BAD 91RON doesn't leave you much wiggle room. But if you know the bike then you know when the wiggle has run out of room.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:34 PM   #15290
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Sorry about change subject in this very interesting conversation about big mouth sharks… At least is more interesting that KLR conversations….

I’m planning a trip to Morocco. In there is quite usual to fill petrol with low octane. Does anybody has any experience how it works in the Super 10?

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Just put a high octane sticker on the bike. It will never know.



I too have run the bottom of the barrel stuff and would have never known the difference.
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Old 01-08-2013, 03:44 PM   #15291
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Just put a high octane sticker on the bike. It will never know.

I too have run the bottom of the barrel stuff and would have never known the difference.


Here ya' go...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Fuel-Pum...-/300562096240

Of course, we're taking US numbers here.

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Old 01-08-2013, 04:42 PM   #15292
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Sorry about change subject in this very interesting conversation about big mouth sharks… At least is more interesting that KLR conversations….

I’m planning a trip to Morocco. In there is quite usual to fill petrol with low octane. Does anybody has any experience how it works in the Super 10?

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I did 4500 km in Morocco and never notice anything different in my bike.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:31 PM   #15293
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Hey folks!

Its a good deal now to buy a new 2011 model here in Sweden but theres mostly blacks bikes out in the market.

no 2012 White models left to buy.....

but i have fallen for the 2013 matt grey is which is very Nice
but for the same money i get a black bike with worldcrosser kit and panniers and almost a slipon :)

sooo i dont know ...i think im going for black
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:51 PM   #15294
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Hey folks!

Its a good deal now to buy a new 2011 model here in Sweden but theres mostly blacks bikes out in the market.

no 2012 White models left to buy.....

but i have fallen for the 2013 matt grey is which is very Nice
but for the same money i get a black bike with worldcrosser kit and panniers and almost a slipon :)

sooo i dont know ...i think im going for black
I luv the gray but I'd be riding that black one home as well. Sweet deal.
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Old 01-08-2013, 11:59 PM   #15295
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Basically the same as trip to country areas in Australia. You have a choice out there. Diesel or 91RON. Guess which one I tend to go for?

Just make sure you don't "lug" the bike in high temps. Works for me. I use 95RON nearly all the time, 91RON if I have to and I have used 100RON once, 98RON twice. Bike just seems to work best on 95 but the differences are minor.

The only thing that is an issue is BAD 91RON doesn't leave you much wiggle room. But if you know the bike then you know when the wiggle has run out of room.
Sorry, what "lug" means?

I use 95 RON as well.
In Morocco I hadn't have any trouble with the GSA but you never know witch octane you have in these "petrol stations"


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Old 01-09-2013, 12:07 AM   #15296
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Lugging: When an internal combustion engine is run at overly low RPMs for the load being applied to it.
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:51 AM   #15297
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Fuel tank capacity and range???

Hi to all, and happy new year by the way!!!

I got back from a 3500 km trip on mi S10 trough Colombia. What a trip!!!
Last night I reviewed all the notes regarding fuel consumption and I averaged 77,2 Km per U.S gallon of fuel. Not bad at all. However, my doubt is the full range with a full-filled gas tank. I am asking because I always refueled the bike when the reserve indicator started blinking but it would only take 3,8 or 4 U.S gallons max. and that happened at the 320 kilometers-mark from full.
I checked and our S10 have a 6,08 U.S gal tank, which means that I could get around 450 km from a full tank.
Why the reserve comes at 320 around Km??
How long can you drive with the reserve??
According to my maths, the reserve is of about 2 U.S gallons. Is that correct??

The longest I have ridden my bike with the reserve on is for about 40 Km. I havent tried to get more kms for not harming the fuel pump when going dry, but apparently I could get even more before that happens.

I see you are now talking about fuel quality. Well, I had to buy low octane fuel twice and it made the bike runs about 5 degrees hotter.

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Old 01-09-2013, 04:41 AM   #15298
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The manual lists the reserve as 1 gallon. Fuel economy tends to differ from rider to rider. The most accurate way to figure out how far you can go on reserve would be to take a ride with a spare fuel can on board and see how far you can go before it runs dry.

Btw, your 19 kpl is pretty good, I'm getting just over 15 kpl on my winter city commute. I don't think I've seen much better than 17 kpl out touring.
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Old 01-09-2013, 04:50 AM   #15299
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Hi to all, and happy new year by the way!!!

I got back from a 3500 km trip on mi S10 trough Colombia. What a trip!!!
Last night I reviewed all the notes regarding fuel consumption and I averaged 77,2 Km per U.S gallon of fuel. Not bad at all. However, my doubt is the full range with a full-filled gas tank. I am asking because I always refueled the bike when the reserve indicator started blinking but it would only take 3,8 or 4 U.S gallons max. and that happened at the 320 kilometers-mark from full.
I checked and our S10 have a 6,08 U.S gal tank, which means that I could get around 450 km from a full tank.
Why the reserve comes at 320 around Km??
How long can you drive with the reserve??
According to my maths, the reserve is of about 2 U.S gallons. Is that correct??

The longest I have ridden my bike with the reserve on is for about 40 Km. I haven't tried to get more kms for not harming the fuel pump when going dry, but apparently I could get even more before that happens.

I see you are now talking about fuel quality. Well, I had to buy low octane fuel twice and it made the bike runs about 5 degrees hotter.

Thanks
Your reserve is what your reserve is. Mine comes on at about 380Km (indicated) which means I have about 60-70Km to go before I hit the limit, again depending on how I am riding at the time, but I tend to ride a lot more gently when I am into the reserve. I also get a theoretical 450km and average about 4.5L/100km on the slab at legal speeds.

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Old 01-09-2013, 04:53 AM   #15300
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I use 95 RON as well.
In Morocco I hadn't have any trouble with the GSA but you never know witch octane you have in these "petrol stations"
Australian outback petrol station. If you can't do 500Km you need to get fuel delivered at the appropriate place. There just aren't that many places out there, especially off the two or three main highways across the middle.

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