Originally Posted by Mike B
I'm not trying to be a smart ass.
You said your last motor got so hot it was dieseling (you couldn't turn it off with the kill switch)
Now you have pinging or knocking which is detonation.
Either of these can destroy an engine.
Higher octane gas is more resistant to preignition.
That all. I'm done. Over and out.
Actually the head came loose is what it was.
Yes the last motor and mounting was not the best. Over worked black painted motor and a new rider learning. Yes that is true.
So reread your comment and you will see why I took the defence.
Good enough Mike.. Be well.
Update on the use of this RAW motor for a ride to work.
It is definitely getting some wear. I will be doing some work on it this weekend but I expect both it and I will be on the road 7 days a week for a couple of months.
I hope that this motor will stand up to the load but I have a spare RAW here ready to go in if it doesn't.
I read that most of the HT types don't much last 1000 miles. We shall see.