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Old 04-02-2005, 05:08 PM   #11
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The response by MO was very appropriate. Simply put its nothing that you are doing. I have ridden a few friend's CBR1000rr's and haven't heard of this problem with them. I must agree with the comments about an incredible rush though . Bottom line is its not ur fault, and I'd start documenting the problem and place it at the feet of Honda to fix. As you said you paid 10 grand, go get your money's worth.



PS I've never had a problem running my bikes on 87 octane anyways. The only problem per se is that on my ninja 250 the carbs got gummed up a lot more often on 87 but its carb was sensitive. I had a race cbr600f4 with everything done to it ported, carb jet kit, perf cam, exhaust, and intake and it ran just fine with 87 so I'm not a believer in running 100 octane or even 93.
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Old 04-02-2005, 07:23 PM   #12
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Just get a ZX10 - you wont have problems then cos you will be going to fast to hear it Baawaaaahhhh
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Old 04-02-2005, 11:31 PM   #13
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I can't comment too much because I haven't heard the engine but I would think that it is unlikely the problem is detonation. Gasoline engines operating in that realm don't seem to do so for long... I think that the symptoms would be caused by an excessively lean mixture or an ignition timing problem. I suppose a "burr" (glow plug effect) in a combustion chamber could cause this but would think that and a mechanical inspection, beyond checking the compression ratio/balance, should be done only if the mixture/ignition checks out. I definitely agree with the advice of taking it to the dealer and carefully documenting both the problem and their reponse. Don't lose that paperwork! My 2 cents, good luck.
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Old 04-03-2005, 03:52 AM   #14
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What RPM is this happening at?



If you lug the engine in top gear the sound is awful.



My advice is the same anyway, take it to the dealer, and get the extended warranty.
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Old 04-03-2005, 06:58 PM   #15
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The exhaust valve that Hondas have (at least in the '03 954) is a single click that is audible once as you pass 3k rpm's. Yeah, it sounds like that click/ping noise, but it's not repetitive. It's simply the sound a metal flap would make opening up inside of a metal exhaust pipe. IMO, I don't think that's a possibility. I'm not much a fan of Hondas, though, so I've never really kept up with quirks on their recent lineup.
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Old 04-04-2005, 02:33 AM   #16
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Well how can the man have no thoughts whatsover to share about any subject at all?



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Old 04-04-2005, 02:41 AM   #17
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Yes, this should be absolutely the first step: check out another identical bike. Maybe it just comes with the turf.



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Old 04-04-2005, 02:44 AM   #18
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And second step: if the problem is there, swop the ignition module of the two bikes and see if the problem changed the address.



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Old 04-04-2005, 03:28 AM   #19
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There's a lot of information about this at www.1000rr.net, I think. It's worth a few minutes to search, or, just take your bike back to the dealer.



I've read a few stories about guys on 1000RRs with this problem.



I've also heard that Honda is poor about dealing with this problem, so prepare yourself with as much documentation etc. as you can.



I have a 1000RR, only run 9x octane, and haven't had any problems.



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Old 04-04-2005, 06:19 AM   #20
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Sorry, but there can't ever be any problems with any Honda's.



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