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Re: 1200GS losing spark!! and the tik tik sound
« Reply #80 on: March 04, 2009, 01:36:44 pm »
ps. should this be moved to a new topic as in 1200GS tik...tik?

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Re: 1200GS losing spark!!!
« Reply #81 on: March 04, 2009, 01:36:45 pm »
My car pings at 3-4k rpm on the highway due to the low octane rating, the fuel map was designed for a bit higher. The performance is a little bit worse, but not a lot. So it can happen throughout the rev range.

what fuel your running?

i heard from a guy (he own a reputable dyno tuning place) that engen is the k@kest fuel - it pings easier than the rest

he said to (if possible) rather fill up with sasol or shell as its less prone to pre-ignition

whether its true or not i dont know  :-\
 

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Re: 1200GS losing spark!!!
« Reply #82 on: March 04, 2009, 01:37:09 pm »
My bike performs fine when you hear the sound....

I've felt it ping due to being in the wrong gear and the revs were to low, it makes the whole bike shake.... this is not what i feel in the midrange revs while hearing the tik tik sound...

I must add i am a perfectionist and very full of shit... so i'll investigate all funny sounds... maybe its normal....  :P


It could very well be injector noise... i've heard the same sound once on a BMW car... 325i.... injectors went tik tik tik as it idled...  :biggrin:

Is it on the left hand side ?

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Re: 1200GS losing spark!! and the tik tik sound
« Reply #83 on: March 04, 2009, 01:38:16 pm »
My car pings at 3-4k rpm on the highway due to the low octane rating, the fuel map was designed for a bit higher. The performance is a little bit worse, but not a lot. So it can happen throughout the rev range.

Oh sh*t that is also true.... my brother's car did that... :-\
 

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Re: 1200GS losing spark!!!
« Reply #84 on: March 04, 2009, 01:38:47 pm »
My car pings at 3-4k rpm on the highway due to the low octane rating, the fuel map was designed for a bit higher. The performance is a little bit worse, but not a lot. So it can happen throughout the rev range.

what fuel your running?

i heard from a guy (he own a reputable dyno tuning place) that engen is the k@kest fuel - it pings easier than the rest

he said to (if possible) rather fill up with sasol or shell as its less prone to pre-ignition

whether its true or not i dont know  :-\

I'm running Shell. Adding octane booster helps though.
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Re: 1200GS losing spark!! and the tik tik sound
« Reply #85 on: March 04, 2009, 01:39:04 pm »
My bike performs fine when you hear the sound....

I've felt it ping due to being in the wrong gear and the revs were to low, it makes the whole bike shake.... this is not what i feel in the midrange revs while hearing the tik tik sound...

I must add i am a perfectionist and very full of shit... so i'll investigate all funny sounds... maybe its normal....  :P


It could very well be injector noise... i've heard the same sound once on a BMW car... 325i.... injectors went tik tik tik as it idled...  :biggrin:

Is it on the left hand side ?



On the bike?

Can't tell.... it only happens while riding... does not happen at idle..
 

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Re: 1200GS losing spark!!!
« Reply #86 on: March 04, 2009, 01:40:32 pm »

if its a faint tik-tik-tik it could be valve noise but i doubt it - you dont normally hear the valves unless the bike is at idle  :-\


You haven't dealt much with the big boxers have you ?

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Re: 1200GS losing spark!! and the tik tik sound
« Reply #87 on: March 04, 2009, 01:41:03 pm »
My bike performs fine when you hear the sound....

I've felt it ping due to being in the wrong gear and the revs were to low, it makes the whole bike shake.... this is not what i feel in the midrange revs while hearing the tik tik sound...

I must add i am a perfectionist and very full of shit... so i'll investigate all funny sounds... maybe its normal....  :P


It could very well be injector noise... i've heard the same sound once on a BMW car... 325i.... injectors went tik tik tik as it idled...  :biggrin:

Is it on the left hand side ?



On the bike?

Can't tell.... it only happens while riding... does not happen at idle..

Yeah - but you can bob your head to the left and right and hear if it goes louder or softer...


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Re: 1200GS losing spark!! and the tik tik sound
« Reply #88 on: March 04, 2009, 01:41:46 pm »
anyone ever fitted a power commander to R1200GS with an after market exhaust?

and does this noise only appear on bikes with after market exhausts or OEM exhausts as well?

if both then i would not stress - if only on after market exhausts then it might very well be running a little bit lean  ???
 

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Re: 1200GS losing spark!! and the tik tik sound
« Reply #89 on: March 04, 2009, 01:48:12 pm »
Mine is stock standard (2004 model, 33000Kms) and also ticks a little. Been like that forever.
It's probably normal.
Did you change helmets recently? Could it be that you're hearing more (or less of something else) than before??
 

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Re: 1200GS losing spark!! and the tik tik sound
« Reply #90 on: March 04, 2009, 01:50:04 pm »
maybe buy some ear plugs could be the cheapest way to fix this problem  >:D
 

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Re: 1200GS losing spark!! and the tik tik sound
« Reply #91 on: March 04, 2009, 01:51:20 pm »
Mine is stock standard (2004 model, 33000Kms) and also ticks a little. Been like that forever.
It's probably normal.
Did you change helmets recently? Could it be that you're hearing more (or less of something else) than before??


Only got the bike two weeks ago.... all new to me...
 

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Re: 1200GS losing spark!! and the tik tik sound
« Reply #92 on: March 04, 2009, 01:51:49 pm »

Yeah - but you can bob your head to the left and right and hear if it goes louder or softer...

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Re: 1200GS losing spark!! and the tik tik sound
« Reply #93 on: March 04, 2009, 01:54:54 pm »

Only got the bike two weeks ago.... all new to me...
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I'll make a point of listening for this on other boxers... Might just be a less than ideal set up and I did not even realise it.  :P
 

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Re: 1200GS losing spark!! and the tik tik sound
« Reply #94 on: March 04, 2009, 02:00:32 pm »

Only got the bike two weeks ago.... all new to me...

I'll make a point of listening for this on other boxers... Might just be a less than ideal set up and I did not even realise it.  :P
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Re: 1200GS losing spark!! and the tik tik sound
« Reply #95 on: March 04, 2009, 04:22:17 pm »
The 1200 has a couple of weird noises.


But the 1150 takes the cake.   :eek7:
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Re: 1200GS losing spark!! and the tik tik sound
« Reply #96 on: March 04, 2009, 04:24:15 pm »
The 1200 has a couple of weird noises.


But the 1150 takes the cake.   :eek7:
First time I rode my old 1150GSA I thought the bike might fall apart at any moment.  :biggrin:

But then again, I came from an Africa Twin, probably the smoothest-sounding bike ever built.

The 1100 and the 1150 have the same base for the engine - I thought mine was about to have a main bearing knock.

It did that without using oil and without breaking from 95000km 'till just about 160 000km...

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Re: 1200GS losing spark!! and the tik tik sound
« Reply #97 on: March 04, 2009, 04:42:20 pm »
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Re: 1200GS losing spark!! and the tik tik sound
« Reply #98 on: March 04, 2009, 04:48:42 pm »
CS, kry 'n Ipod en goeie headset. Luister die musiek so hard as moontlik en begin worry eers as die bike gaan staan.
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Re: 1200GS losing spark!! and the tik tik sound
« Reply #99 on: March 04, 2009, 04:51:05 pm »
CS, kry 'n Ipod en goeie headset. Luister die musiek so hard as moontlik en begin worry eers as die bike gaan staan.

120 vir 'n 12GS is so goed soos gaan staan  >:D
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