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Old 09-26-2014, 05:13 PM   #3016
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Believe it or not this bike will somehow survive with the occasional use of regular.
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Old 09-26-2014, 11:52 PM   #3017
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You've got something special there cause mine won't do that. Not above 30kph.
Pull the clutch in and try again!!
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Old 09-27-2014, 03:16 AM   #3018
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This machine was high on my list until the requirement for premium fuel was noted.

Some remote places I go only have regular...

NFE
In central outback Australia I had no option but to use regular and figured it would be fine if I wasn't totally gunning it. At the time I was glad I hadn't bought the KTM 1190 or GS1200. My buddy on the water boxer used octane enhancer out of anxiety at about $23 to treat a tankful.
The Suzuki was fine - no performance differences of note and no funny noises during or in the 2,000 kms since. I just used it moderately and came away convinced I can do it without ill effect anytime necessary (our regular is about 91-92 octane)
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Old 09-27-2014, 08:24 AM   #3019
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Pull the clutch in and try again!!
Ah. did u happen to mention that before? Low speed no clutch action is needed. Will try it today.
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:16 AM   #3020
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Ah. did u happen to mention that before?
Oops, my bad!! I often get that same question at home from Da Lady, dripping with sarcasm, followed by my sincere apology!!
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Old 09-27-2014, 10:19 AM   #3021
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This machine was high on my list until the requirement for premium fuel was noted.

Some remote places I go only have regular...

NFE
Anti-knock sensors are quite common now. Am I wrong in assuming that motorcycles also use that technology? Isn't the octane rating listed in the owner's manual meant as a requirement to get maximum power and not as a requirement to prevent detonation?
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Old 09-27-2014, 02:38 PM   #3022
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Had to try it myself just now, 90 mph switched TC mode with shut throttle just fine, didn't touch the clutch

Wonder if there is more than one ecu program?
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Old 09-27-2014, 04:05 PM   #3023
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Had to try it myself just now, 90 mph switched TC mode with shut throttle just fine, didn't touch the clutch
It's possible that it's the off throttle, not the clutch. Obviously, when I pull the clutch in I'm off the throttle. I'll give it a go, just not today.
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Old 09-27-2014, 04:50 PM   #3024
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Damn! Did it with the clutch pulled. Now I gotta find out if just letting go of the throttle does same. Bike never ceases to amaze. And today I was cutting thru wind at over 100 mph. Like Brian says,Çuts like a knife.
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Old 09-27-2014, 07:52 PM   #3025
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Damn! Did it with the clutch pulled. Now I gotta find out if just letting go of the throttle does same. Bike never ceases to amaze. And today I was cutting thru wind at over 100 mph. Like Brian says,Çuts like a knife.
I can attest to the fact that it is merely necessary to be off throttle - no clutch action required. I have gone from TC OFF to TC1 to TC2 and back on the fly at speeds ranging from 15 to 125 km/h. Comes in kinda handy when you know that you are going to be leaving the asphalt to hit that really sweet gravel road just over the next rise = you can set your bike up for the conditions before you hit them
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Old 09-30-2014, 04:07 AM   #3026
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i have booked in to get barkbusters and my very , very , much long awaited scorpion can fitted next week . suzuki handguards dont work , and the stock muffler way too quiet , gunna give those harley riders some of their own back .
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Old 09-30-2014, 09:51 AM   #3027
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Third part of the article series in Bike and they're getting along fine through Central Asia it seems - believe it ended somewhere high up in the Pamirs. Living in one of the countries they've passed by and knowing the fuel quality in the region, i don't think you need to worry too much about it..
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