Why can't we be friends? :[
Sure hope they don't use DOT 5.... maybe DOT 5.1, but DOT 5 is incompatible with DOT3, 4, 5.1, something about the different type of liquid, it'll eat away at the rubber or something else bad?This is IMHO but,
Regarding fuels & manuals
The manual will state what is the minimum acceptable fuel to use
in a stock Ninja
This is not to be confused with the fact that going to a higher grade
fuel to deal with modifications etc. or even just to try & see for yourself
what results is not a problem again IMHO
Service Manuals suggest DOT 3& 4 for brakes yet most Kawasaki dealers now use DOT 5 etc. etc. etc.
DOT 5 (silicone based) when combined with DOT 3, 4, or 5.1 (glycol based) will gel.Sure hope they don't use DOT 5.... maybe DOT 5.1, but DOT 5 is incompatible with DOT3, 4, 5.1, something about the different type of liquid, it'll eat away at the rubber or something else bad?
I just put a gallon in mine. It kinda gave me a little lag.... But I thing its because it was turbo diesel fuel. I could even hear to booster spoiling, I didn't hit maximum boost though, I was scared of the possible 300 psi............ I'm tired bwahahahahahaha
Yeah sorry was typing lazy with the .1 :redface:Sure hope they don't use DOT 5.... maybe DOT 5.1,
End of story? Why because you said so? Sorry, I didnt realise you were the supreme authority here. Or is it because the manual states a fact that people are debating? Just as you have in the past? When I hear you asking?
Do we all remember this, because I certainly do:
So which is it cruizin, is the manual wrong or is it that you just didnt want to believe the facts stated? The manual definitely is right with its facts, and nothing had changed on the engines. Facts you didnt want to believe. You simply had a different result, and wanted to debate that. Just as people have different results with fuel and like to debate it. You are not the supreme authority on what is right or wrong, nor the authority on what should or shouldnt be debated on a forum. Especially when you dont believe the facts stated in the manual all the time either.
This is exactly the same as we all said to your debate over oil capacity not too long ago, I think you had forgotten already about that one. We had the answer to how much oil is required to be put in your bike. It was in the manual. Facts that are in the manual. Facts that you tried to tell everyone were wrong. It was stlll debated by you and everyone else yeah? Just as the fuel type is a fact and is in the manual, but is still debated.
So it seems even you cruizin pick and choose which facts you want to believe that are directly stated in that manual. You sure debated that oil capacity fact to the end of the earth, even to the point of going to Kawasaki to try and prove your point to yourself and everyone else that the manual was wrong. Which it wasnt. To the point of trying to tell people maybe something had changed on the engines. Which it hadnt. To the point of posting what you call spreading FUD..........."Fear, Uncertainty, Doubt". What were you doing? Spreading FUD. What was there to debate? The facts were in the manual the whole time. There should have been nothing to debate. End of story.
It should have been end of story. Just as the fuel. But it will still be debated by people that think differently or dont agree. Just as you did for not agreeing with the oil capacity fact stated. So its not end of story, nor will it ever be for those that dont agree with what is stated or have a different experience. Just like some have had with fuel, just like you had with oil.
Now, the debate on what fuel type is best for your bike can continue. The correct fuel type is in the owners manual, those who have read it will know this. If you want to choose to use a different fuel, I and others would still love to hear your reasons for. So we can post reasons against. A debate. On a forum. Very normal stuff.
For those interested on where I got those quotes posted above please see here, it really is a good laugh:
Did you mention diesel? Here's more fuel for the fire! I've pinged this fuel economy comparison video before so check it out...Turbo diesel bike for the future perhaps...
Funny this. A guy came to the shop to pick up his bike from winter storage, rode around the corner and accidently filled up with diesel. 5 mins later we get a call bike won't start. 2 hours later after draining the tank and running it a few times all was back to normal.
Just curious but he didn't by any chance happen to be riding around in a spacesuit getup did he?...:detectivesmilie:Funny this. A guy came to the shop to pick up his bike from winter storage, rode around the corner and accidently filled up with diesel. 5 mins later we get a call bike won't start. 2 hours later after draining the tank and running it a few times all was back to normal.
Moral of the story is if you put diesel in we will laugh at you.
i did, here you missed this post2.
I just read the whole thread again to ensure I had my facts right.
Nope didnt forget any, read those too. Not many people in that one that agreed either. The post you linked to, specifically states 2.5L to fill the bike. Which is 100ml or so more than what other people were experiencing, being 2.4L. Still definitely nowhere near 4. Good example, helps my argument progress.i did, here you missed this post
your also forgetting there was *another* oil thread and others chimed in to say the used more then the 2.4 , almost 3 litres of it
here you forgot this one
So again, I simply refer back to why do you tell other people to stop debating fuel types, when the answer is a fact directly from the manual. But you felt the need to debate the oil capacity, when the answer is a fact directly from the manual. Very contradicitive, and my whole reason for rebutting you in this thread. The entire reason.cruizin said:what is there to debate since Dave provided the answer direct from the manuals about the fuel????
clearly not fuel as we have the answer which is a fact direct from the manual, end of story.
Hey I've made some dumb mistakes, but no diesel in a bike. Yet. :blink:Just curious but he didn't by any chance happen to be riding around in a spacesuit getup did he?...:detectivesmilie: