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07-20-2010 11:23 AM
zombievader whatever is cheapest.....
07-19-2010 05:57 PM
rickkd6 Not sure if I've seen 86 octane around here.
07-19-2010 05:56 PM
rickkd6 The cheap stuff. I also use rotella-t 15-40.
07-19-2010 04:59 PM
CheapBassTurd Lower octane fuel is fine. These KLR's have great (too great) cooling systems.
Pinging is something I haven't even read about on the site, let alone ever experienced.


The manual also recommends 10w-40 oil. Most of us go one weight heavier. (15w-40)
The main bearings on a thumper take a bit of a beating.

Enjoy your motorcycle to it funnest, and welcome to the site.
CheapMark
07-19-2010 04:28 PM
rwb83 86 as well...
07-19-2010 03:58 PM
vatrader I have used 87 octane whenever it was available. I have found a number of these bikes that do not like high alcohol content ethanol / gasahol. Even E10 throws my bike into a full fledged tizzy.
07-19-2010 03:04 PM
maprimm Cheap 87 will do
07-19-2010 02:14 PM
Lockjaw I use 87 at whatever gas station happens to be near or cheapest and have never had any issues.



07-19-2010 02:06 PM
Justinm417
Newb... with an 09. Best Fuel??

What type of fuel is everyone using to get the smoothest performance out of your KLR? Brand? Octane?



P.S. I have read the manual for the fuel requirements...

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