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The knock is back with 87 octane

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  1. VTXED987
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    Well I had 200 miles of joy riding the RS with no KNOCK, I thought it was there was to much oil in the bike so drained untill 4 Qts was in the bike. I put Premium fuel in and the bike was knock free for 200 miles and I had a smile on my face. Then it was time to fill up Sat. I put in regular 87 octane in and the bike sounds like SHIT, KNOCK KNOCK KNOCK. I don't care what any one say's I''m running Premium because the bike runs perfect and does not KNOCK. It's all about what makes me happy not what people on forums say or think about how the bike was designed for regular unleaded. Well I guess the bike was designed to piss every one off and KNOCK then. I drained the fuel and put in premium again and whamo the bike runs perfect with no KNOCK.

    PREMIUM for me for KNOCK free smile on my face. Let the bashing begin buy all the people that know better what my bike likes.

    Steve

  2. wzdar6
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    chill out man!! no one cares if you spend and extra 80 cents a tank on fuel. it's worth more than that to be knock free. just glad you found the problem. ride safe!!

  3. VzdarManiac
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    I have never run anything than 87 Oct in my bike. I'll try a higher grade the next full up and see what mine does.

    cheers

  4. bazdorrop1
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    I sure wouldn't bash a guy that figured out what was wrong with his bike and fixed it. Good job figuring out your problem and sharing it!

  5. VTXED987
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    You bet I'm chilled after having a bike that I like now.

    93 Octane for me

    Steve

  6. Rotzch
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    After reading your prior post I drained about a half a quart of oil from mine last night and it sounds much better. It was measuring over the top of the marks on the dipstick. This was after my 600 mile service. Looking at the work order today it shows 3 quarts of oil used, which makes no sense unless then only drained one plug, then overfilled. It now shows just over halfway on the stick. The work order also didn't show any charge for gear oil making me wonder just what I did get for my $185. Gonna talk to them tomorrow. Glad yours is running like it should now. These are awesome bikes.

  7. Ravhite
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    After reading your prior post I drained about a half a quart of oil from mine last night and it sounds much better. It was measuring over the top of the marks on the dipstick. This was after my 600 mile service. Looking at the work order today it shows 3 quarts of oil used, which makes no sense unless then only drained one plug, then overfilled. It now shows just over halfway on the stick. The work order also didn't show any charge for gear oil making me wonder just what I did get for my $185. Gonna talk to them tomorrow. Glad yours is running like it should now. These are awesome bikes.
    The Roadie retains approximately 1 qt of oil during the oil change process.

  8. Rotzch
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    The Roadie retains approximately 1 qt of oil during the oil change process.
    So the receipt would be correct showing 3 quarts used? All the other posts I read on changing oil say to add 4 quarts after draining the oil tank and the crankcase. Just wondering if this was correct. Also, when trying to loosen the oil tank drain plug it was impossible to break it loose with a 3/8 ratchet. I had to put a 2 foot long pipe on the ratchet to get the plug to break loose (cold). It seems to me they went way higher than 31 ft. lbs of torque putting it in, don't you think?

  9. chilibebber
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    I think you may have a misunderstanding. It takes 4 quarts when you change the filter.

  10. Rotzch
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    I think you may have a misunderstanding. It takes 4 quarts when you change the filter.
    The oil AND filter were changed at the 600 mile check at the dealer and my receipt shows me billed for 3 quarts. That's what's confusing. Plus my oil level was overfilled. After draining approx 1/2 quart it now reads midway on the marks on the dipstick. How could they overfill it using 3 quarts and changing the filter?

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