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post #1 of 48 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 2010, 6:55 am Thread Starter
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Cool It's offical I just got my recall notice

Dated February 2010

Recall Campaign No. 09V-471, K1300S, K1300GT

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post #2 of 48 (permalink) Old Feb 23rd, 2010, 10:19 am
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OK, help to fill in the dead brain cells.....what's it for?

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This is the one for the software upgrade, due to "poor quality fuel in the USA"

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This is the one for the software upgrade, due to "poor quality fuel in the USA"
Seriously? And if so what the hell does software have to do with "poor fuel quality"? Controlling the mixture I'm assuming.

Do we really have "poor fuel quality" in comparison to the rest of the world? Are injectors getting clogged up? Jeez.... I feel so dirty.....

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This is the one for the software upgrade, due to "poor quality fuel in the USA"


So stalling only happened to the U.S.A. bikes? R.i.i.i.i.i.g.h.t! Sorry, but I smell fish.

Didn't Toyota compensate for the "bad fuel" with runaway throttles recently?

Gawd. And I had to sit near a woman who cried incessantly on the her cell phone at the Toyota dealership about "Her car being one of the most dangerous runaway throttle cars out there according to her service writer" - - which went on for an hour. Good Lord!


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Well I've been driving Toyotas in one form or another for 20 years or so. My wife has an 08 Prius.....fantastic car BTW. Neither one of us has ever driven them through a tree.

I listen to the same BS in the airport last week when the rental agency tried to give a woman a Camry. Thought she was going to have a coronary right there.

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I'll write up the official details later

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Yep, got mine too! (Inadvertently posted under the "K12/1300S" section last night.)

"Recall Campaign No. 09V-471, K 1300 S, K 1300 GT", dated February 2010.

The notice says:
"The problem involves fuel quality. Poor fuel quality may lead to small deposits within the throttle bodies. During engine operation in a low rpm range, typically near idle speed (when coming to a stop), air flow could be restricted. If air flow was sufficiently restricted, then engine stalling could occur."

I understand that the latest "flash" is now 14.3. Bike has never exhibited any stalling at all and only Chevron "Premium" in the tank. Build date is: Sept. 09. Hope to get mine in next week.

Guess that means the entire US of A has bad fuel!

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Thanks for the assist on the write up.

The orginal new software was 14.2 it is now up to 14.3

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I'm sorry for being late to the party, but I'm picking up my new K1300GT this weekend. What EXACTLY am I SUPPOSED to be using for fuel in the United States? I have always used 92 or 93 octane or the highest available at the pump. Should I expect poor performance from this level of fuel? Should I purchase some kind of octane boosting agent?

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