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Photographic Ride Reports / Re: Maybe I Will Name the Bike ANGUS
« Last post by frankenduck on Today at 08:39:30 PM »
Cattle cause climate change. Therefore you should eat as many of them as possible.

Ribeye...

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The Motobrick Workshop / Re: fuel filter change
« Last post by frankenduck on Today at 08:34:05 PM »
while you are at it, you might also get yourself a fuel pump screen.  They tend to go bad over time, but they are pretty cheap and since you'll already be in the tank its worth swapping it out.  Beats having your $$$$ bosch pump break from sucking up some tank junk or pieces of a deteriorating screen.  There are 2 different screen types, make sure get the right one for your bike. My K75 had a cylindrical screen, and my k1100 has a bag type screen.  Theres a couple plastic clips on the tan retainer holding your fuel pump into the bottom of your tank that you need to depress to get the pump out.

There's actually there different pre-screens for K bikes. There's also a round one but without a hose attachment that was used on K100s built prior to May 85.
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The Motobrick Workshop / Re: Is it just my imagination, or.........
« Last post by Laitch on Today at 07:07:44 PM »
It's the placebo effect. Enjoy it.  112350
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Photographic Ride Reports / Re: Maybe I Will Name the Bike ANGUS
« Last post by Bmwsquirl on Today at 04:24:43 PM »
Hmmmm filet
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The Motobrick Workshop / Re: Is it just my imagination, or.........
« Last post by Chaos on Today at 04:00:15 PM »
it's possible the hi test had no ethanol in it, that could get you a little extra oomph if you previously had a blend.
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The Motobrick Workshop / Re: fuel filter change
« Last post by sooprvylyn on Today at 03:44:06 PM »
while you are at it, you might also get yourself a fuel pump screen.  They tend to go bad over time, but they are pretty cheap and since you'll already be in the tank its worth swapping it out.  Beats having your $$$$ bosch pump break from sucking up some tank junk or pieces of a deteriorating screen.  There are 2 different screen types, make sure get the right one for your bike. My K75 had a cylindrical screen, and my k1100 has a bag type screen.  Theres a couple plastic clips on the tan retainer holding your fuel pump into the bottom of your tank that you need to depress to get the pump out.
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The Motobrick Workshop / Re: Is it just my imagination, or.........
« Last post by frankenduck on Today at 03:39:35 PM »
Never hurts to run some Techron concentrate added to the gas every once in a while.
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The Motobrick Workshop / Re: Is it just my imagination, or.........
« Last post by sooprvylyn on Today at 03:38:43 PM »
lastly possibilty on the power thing....probably a long shot, but hows your clutch?  If its really worn or glazed this could potentially cause some issues.  Usually that would be felt in torque tho since the slipping would be more apparent as you roll on throttle more quickly rather than gradually.  You can easily test this. If your bike has its get up and go from a stop your clutch should be fine, but if it doesnt seem to respond quickly to throttle input you might be ready for a clutch friction plate change.
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The Motobrick Workshop / Re: Is it just my imagination, or.........
« Last post by sooprvylyn on Today at 03:33:28 PM »
I always use premium in my K.  I know it will run on standard, but heck, its only a couple bucks more since Im only ever putting in like 2-3 gallons at a time, and it doesnt seem to give me any issues so if it aint broke...  I dont know if there is any power difference since I never use standard fuel.

As for your power "weakness"...was there any chance you were at high elevation when you noticed the drop?  Have you checked your air filter to make sure its clean?  Is your fuel filter good, might it have had a little blockage in it?  Your brakes arent sticking at all(youd probably notice them smoking if they were)?  Anything else and might be TPS or hall effect sensor related...or something else going on w your ignition system.
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There are essentially two grades of fuel that I use.  87 octane E10 regular and 91 octane corn-free.

At one time I used only the corn free, but now I just run that at the end of the season so the bike is stored with it.  I really don't see any real performance difference between the two grades, but then, I ride like an old fart, shifting at 3500-4000rpm.  I do a fair bit of highway riding at 65-75mph, and performance at those speeds is pretty much the same whatever I use.

If there is a difference, the expensive stuff might get an extra 1 mpg over the cheap stuff. 
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