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Old 18th November 2021
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Dunno if anyone has mentioned fuel.
A while ago had problems with pinging.
Turned out the local gas station was putting regular in the Supreme tank
Did you notice the pinging as a consistent noise or intermittent/non patterned?
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I would say intermittent.
Drove me crazy trying to diagnose.
Then I just switched stations, problem went away.
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I got a tank of bad gas a couple years ago. Bike would just shut down, I'd coast to the side of road, and then it always just restarted. I figured out some blobs of something were clogging the pilot jet, then probably getting sucked through. After a couple tanks of different brand gas, all was well again. It was a strange experience.

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I got a tank of bad gas a couple years ago. Bike would just shut down, I'd coast to the side of road, and then it always just restarted. I figured out some blobs of something were clogging the pilot jet, then probably getting sucked through. After a couple tanks of different brand gas, all was well again. It was a strange experience.

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No issues in performance however I haven’t ruled out that the oil is maybe getting too hot?
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A buddy sent me a screenshot of an oil tank from Slims Fab Farm.
Anyone heard of this company?


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Haven't heard of them.

The web site domain name shown on the FB page is for sale-
http://slimsfabfarm.com/

The last Facebook post was in 2016.
FB shows this phone number- (951) 486-1883
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