Bad Fuel Precipitates Back Fire and Idle hunt
Greetings and Salutations to all!
Now that my beloved 2008 K1200S is with me in the Kingdom of Thailand: I was happy as a clam and living the dream, until I stopped at a Shell station and have had backfiring and idle hunting ever since. Woe is me.
Shortly after uncrating my K12S, I put 2 liters of 95 octane gasoline from a PTT fuel station, the bike was running, no purring like a big Cat at all speeds for about 150 kilometers....
Stopped at a Shell fuel station on Rama 9, and could not find any octane rated pump. They had shell supreme, shell super....blah blah blah....and after being adamant with the attendant in Thai language that I needed Benzine 95, I'm pretty sure it ended up being gasahol 95.
Within 2 minutes of leaving the station, the nightmare began..... Bang, Pow, burp burp Bang bang and a Stall or 2 as I limped her to my office about a kilometer away.
The next day, I had my crew completely siphon the tank out, and refill with 95 Gasoline and add fuel injector cleaner.
I'm about half way through the tank of fuel now, but still have backfire issues (less severe) at low speed and Idle.
It seems I may have to pull the tank and air box.
Would some one chime in and give me a direction of interest to specifically investigate or inspect while tank and airbox are apart?
Thanks in advance, I should have her apart by next week.