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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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I use 87 at whatever gas station happens to be near or cheapest and have never had any issues.
 

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Cheap 87 will do:character00271:
 

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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.
 

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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.
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