What ever happens don't let bike ping at all....You let it ping at all, it will hole a piston very quickly
Running race gas helps a lot BA. The pinging vanishes! You can buy it at the pump from the Alliance station on Chesebro Rd just off the 101. It's 103 unleaded. I use it all the time and fill a 5 gallon can whenever I am by there.
Thanks Stuart Kirk, I may take a trip out there for 10 gal. if they still have it. Edit: Just checked , they have it. Will cost me $97.50 for 10 Gallons (plus $6 in gas for transport. Taking another look at just retarding the spark and de-carbonizing. -BA
Race gas is a Band-Aid not a cure.
desco, I agree. Until I get the carbon out and the mixture better, I think I will try this during the summer heat. Had to stop and knock the points plate back a couple degrees last ride but it still tended to ping at the usual rpm/throttle opening.
Got that sorted. Now more like 1 3/4 turns out.