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Offline lowflying

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Australian Fueling
on: January 16, 2020, 08:26:12 AM
Maybe we're different than the Euro standard over here, I'm finding the fueling great. Only 750 km on mine, completely stock. I noticed the other day, when riding through a 10 km/hr pedestrian "shared zone" that even in first gear I can comfortably crawl at 10-15 km/hr on the throttle, no clutch feathering. Better in fact than any bike I've owned so far!
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Re: Australian Fueling
Reply #1 on: January 16, 2020, 08:34:09 AM
That's because of the low gearing, the fueling isn't bad when the throttle is already aplied, even if just for a few degrees, the part of fueling most complain about is the On/Off being too abrupt! That can be different from bike to bike or rider to rider though..
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Re: Australian Fueling
Reply #2 on: January 16, 2020, 08:58:33 AM
IMO low gearing makes a snatchy throttle worse. Try a higher gear through a corner and see how it makes the roll on smoother.

So, my Oz bike, low gearing and all seems to have good throttle connection. I’ve had bikes with a snatchy throttle before. They were worst in the lower gears.
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Re: Australian Fueling
Reply #3 on: January 16, 2020, 09:54:42 AM
Of course a higher gear attenuates the snatchiness, but when I ride hard, I do prefer to get out of the corners on the upper half of the rev counter, although the bike as good torque from lower RPMs, is not enough for spirited rides.. again, it feels diferent to each rider, depends a lot on the last bike you rode, I rode a Gen 4 ZX10R and there was no snatchiness of any kind, but again, a lot higher gearing, clutch needed for any kind of speed lower than 20mph..
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Re: Australian Fueling
Reply #4 on: January 16, 2020, 11:26:43 AM
*Originally Posted by lowflying [+]
Maybe we're different than the Euro standard over here, I'm finding the fueling great.

Most who report problems say that their problem is with changing the throttle from a closed to an open position, I don't remember anyone mentioning constant throttle position problems  :187:

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Re: Australian Fueling
Reply #5 on: January 16, 2020, 12:34:44 PM
*Originally Posted by Oop North John [+]
Most who report problems say that their problem is with changing the throttle from a closed to an open position, I don't remember anyone mentioning constant throttle position problems  :187:

That's what I meanted with the On/Off being to abrupt.
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Re: Australian Fueling
Reply #6 on: January 16, 2020, 07:41:01 PM
I can assure you riding in first at 10 km/hr without clutching, using throttle only, I am not always at steady throttle - there is some on/off (gently) occurring. Maybe just me and my bike but I’m finding it good. YMMV.
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Re: Australian Fueling
Reply #7 on: January 16, 2020, 10:40:46 PM
The first part of my journey is a bumpy back road, limited to 40mph. It was difficult keeping the speed steady over the bumps, until the dealer adjusted my throttle free play. Not bad now.

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Re: Australian Fueling
Reply #8 on: Today at 09:45:57 AM
Ah, the old snatchy throttle discussion. Some bikes had it, some didn’t. Mine did. As for fuel, I know our diesel is a lower standard than European, not sure about petrol though. I make sure I buy premium 98 with no ethanol. I think some countries are required to have an ethanol content. At least we get the choice in Oz.

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Re: Australian Fueling
Reply #9 on: Today at 11:27:45 AM
Welcome aboard   :152:

Glad you are as happy with your fueling as I am, although I would rather be in 2nd gear at 15mph