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Old 09-24-2008, 02:31 PM   #16
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I believe I read that the GS800 has the same knock sensor that the 12 has meaning you can feed it whatever you find. It adjusts the bike to run properly but with less power on poor quality fuel.

One of the real advantages of buying a BMW is that you get real sophisticated fuel management rather than the primitive EFI found in most bikes. That's what gives the 800 over 60 mpg and my G-X over 70 mpg. Make a real difference.

Well, you often get what you pay for.
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Old 09-24-2008, 06:07 PM   #17
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I believe I read that the GS800 has the same knock sensor that the 12 has meaning you can feed it whatever you find. It adjusts the bike to run properly but with less power on poor quality fuel.
Well, wherever you read that, I'm afraid somebody's given you the wrong info. The F800GS (and F650GS) don't have knock sensors. That's why the remap option is available. This info has been available since the initial announcement of the bikes back in November of last year.

Besides, just think about it, if the bikes had knock sensors, why would the remap even be an option? The 1200GS Adventure, which has the knock sensor, doesn't have that option, and can apparently run on just about anything on down to lemon juice!

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