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Old 28th November 2011, 21:19   #121
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I am assuming the Monster requires 97 Octane.
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The simple fact is that even with lower Octane fuel than required (the Monster needs 'at least' 95 Octane), as long as you drive at lower rpm's, the engine does not complain or get harmed. I kept below 6000 rpm and had no problems, even though the engine did feel slightly more rough.
The only thing I notice using the normal fuel is slightly rougher engine above 7k rpm and a better pull from lower revs in the 97 grade. But the difference is very minscule. Having said that I fill up whenever I get an opportunity with 97. Its only the long rides which will see anythng lower than that.

No one actually knows how it all fairs in the long run. Better to stick to the manufacturer's recommendations.
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Old 29th November 2011, 01:22   #122
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I have a Monster 696+ in Manchester and the recommended is anything above 91 octane.
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Old 29th November 2011, 14:20   #123
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Maybe for the 696, but my 796 manual clearly says at least 95 octane.
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Old 7th February 2012, 22:24   #124
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Update time: had an accident 2 weeks ago. My gear saved me, especially the Astars boots and the Puig frame sliders the bike. Some pics of the damage:
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Happened to see your thread post your insert on Jay's. Sad to see such vicious damage on the termig. Can't the swingarm be polished to do away with the scratches? Might work if they are not too deep.
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Shayne, hope you are doing better and the aches and pains have minimized considerably. I am hoping the cager was decent enough to stop and check on you after T-boning you.

Sad to see the bike in this state. Hope it all turns out well soon.

Do keep us posted.
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Shayne,
Happened to see your thread post your insert on Jay's. Sad to see such vicious damage on the termig. Can't the swingarm be polished to do away with the scratches? Might work if they are not too deep.
Termi's are finished since they only sell them in pairs. Swingarm actually looks bad, but isn't so.. once cleaned and polished will look fine.

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Shayne, hope you are doing better and the aches and pains have minimized considerably. I am hoping the cager was decent enough to stop and check on you after T-boning you.

Sad to see the bike in this state. Hope it all turns out well soon.

Do keep us posted.
yes they did stop and ask if i wanted to go to a hospital. Bike is halfway there, original exhausts are back on, new frame sliders are in, only the foot brake lever is left. Planning on riding it this weekend without it
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sad to hear about this, though from the pics the termig's look badly smashed up, I think it is an easy fix, just drill those rivets out and you should be able to get the barrel back to shape, I had fixed my original pipes on my TL1000 the same way and if I could fix aluminium pipes, SS would be a breeze.....I think the fact that you got SS pipes instead of carbonfibre is a blessing in disguise considering your situation.

Ride safe
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Planning on riding it this weekend without it
Hey Shayne,

Sorry to know about the crash and glad to know you are ready to hit the road again. I like your spirit though.

Bikers Crash!!! Some get back on. Some don't. Some can't.

It's folks like you who make us proud.

Ride safe!!!

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sad to hear about this, though from the pics the termig's look badly smashed up, I think it is an easy fix, just drill those rivets out and you should be able to get the barrel back to shape, I had fixed my original pipes on my TL1000 the same way and if I could fix aluminium pipes, SS would be a breeze.....I think the fact that you got SS pipes instead of carbonfibre is a blessing in disguise considering your situation.

Ride safe
hmm never thought of that, though i doubt i will get someone with the skill and patience to do this job well enough.

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Hey Shayne,

Sorry to know about the crash and glad to know you are ready to hit the road again. I like your spirit though.

Bikers Crash!!! Some get back on. Some don't. Some can't.

It's folks like you who make us proud.

Ride safe!!!
Those are kind words mantrig, thanks.
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[quote=shayne;2676419]hmm never thought of that, though i doubt i will get someone with the skill and patience to do this job well enough.


it is a lot easier than you think, any tinkering specialist worth his salt will be able to do it for you, atleast its worth a try...better than just throwing it away, worst case scenario, even if there are minute dents it can be filled up superficially, sanded down and then you can powder coat them cans black, will look sweet.

just make sure you remove and preserve those termi badges or stickers before you attempt to fix those pipes, so that you can put them back on after it is done.

Good luck
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