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post #1 of 15 Old 06-12-2012, 09:08 AM Thread Starter
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2012 DL650 L2 engine knocking-pinging

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I live in the europe. My 2012 DL650 L2 is about 2300km. I heard some sound from the engine. I was thinked its vibrating something but time by time I found that I dont know in English but its engine knocking or pinging (I found on google) at 4000rpm to 6500rpm especially when with my wife (I mean when the bike is heavy and when I accelerate hardly-fully turn the accelerator)
I'm using 95ron gas from Shell.
I dont understand why this happens??
Is anybody know about this knocking or pinging??
How to solve it? Or is it normal?
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post #2 of 15 Old 06-12-2012, 09:54 AM
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Not normal. I'd take it back to the dealer. Maybe you got some bad fuel?

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post #3 of 15 Old 06-12-2012, 10:50 AM
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Mine has a rattle at about 4800 rpm which from what I have heard most 2012s do. It could be that.

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Without hearing it, it's hard to say for sure. Pinging sounds like shaking a tin can full of marbles. It would be most evident when quickly turning the throttle up fully while carrying a heavy load in 6th gear at minimum revs, about 3000rpm. If it is pinging, it will do it then.

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Mine has a rattle at about 4800 rpm which from what I have heard most 2012s do. It could be that.

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That's a big 10-4, when I got my 600m maintenance I asked them to check out the rattle and everything was good. I still experience this but as I've gotten used to it I don't notice it much anymore.

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That's a big 10-4, when I got my 600m maintenance I asked them to check out the rattle and everything was good. I still experience this but as I've gotten used to it I don't notice it much anymore.
Does it do any good to drop down a gear or two I am thinking with the OP statement about loaded with his wife etc it might just be lugging it.

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post #7 of 15 Old 06-12-2012, 03:23 PM
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It doesnt matter the load or gear its consistanly at 4800 rpm. Only time I dont hear it is when im playing and dont stay around that rpm for more than half a second.

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post #8 of 15 Old 06-14-2012, 01:52 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you all for sharing comments

I'm sorry for late reply becouse of I went out of the country and also didnt ride my bike.

I went to service today and they said this new engine is more compression than the older model so its normal. Time by time after some 3000-5000km it will be return the normal. And they also said I can try the different gas station for refueling.

I will try it..
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I wouldn't take it back to that shop, they sound clueless! It's certainly not normal, and it certainly won't magically disappear after 3000-5000km.

They are also wrong. The old model is 11.5:1 compression, and the new model is 11.2:1 compression, so it's actually less.

But definitely see how it goes on the next tank of fuel. You couldn't filled up with a bad batch of fuel. I am not sure what the fuel quality is like in Istanbul.

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post #10 of 15 Old 06-15-2012, 06:32 AM Thread Starter
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This weekend I will go for a long trip with my wife. I will try differend gas station. And also I found that the correct description for my problem it called pre ignition.. Is it the same thing that I write before?
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