Pinging question

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  • YamahaYZ426F

Posted April 30, 2007 - 02:05 PM


I have a yz426f and i am using 93 octane gas which is premium over hear and i can still hear pinging in my engine buts its not really that loud and i been riding it like this for about a year is this ok that i am stilling hearing it or should i use higher octane gas thanks for the help.

  • grayracer513

Posted April 30, 2007 - 02:08 PM


Tell me specifically, under what circumstances do you hear this noise? How fast is the engine going, what gear you're in, what you're doing with the throttle, stuff like that.

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  • YamahaYZ426F

Posted April 30, 2007 - 02:10 PM


whenever i am runing the engine in idle i can hear it .

  • grayracer513

Posted April 30, 2007 - 02:57 PM


That's what I thought you would say. It isn't pinging. Most likely it's just the typical raucous clatter of a healthy YZF. Compare with another one.

Pinging will occur first at low RPM's in gear under a fairly heavy throttle load. Don't confuse it with chain slap.

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