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Offline Flyingbanana

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Engine Braking
« on: November 23, 2020, 11:49:29 AM »
Hello all you lovely people. Hope you are all safe & well during these difficult times.

I use my Tiger 800 roadie 2013  bike to commute to & thro work & have noticed the engine braking to be more extreme than it used to be. I know when the throttle is closed that the bike will have an amount of engine breaking but now it just seems to be more. for example if in 2nd in town & i shut the throttle i have to quickly engage it again as it slowing very quickly .

I have put the bike in neutral and free wheeled down the road with out the bike slowing so to me that says the brakes are not sticking

I change the oil every year/6k miles but have neglected the air filter but that was done two weekends ago. I did notice the coolant was very very low so had to top it all up.

help please :440:

alan
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Re: Engine Braking
« Reply #1 on: November 23, 2020, 11:53:10 AM »
Only thing I can think of is the colder autumn air affecting the mixture and engine characteristics.
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Re: Engine Braking
« Reply #2 on: November 23, 2020, 12:14:52 PM »
Hi Grumps, thanks for the reply. Maybe the bike like i don't like this time of the year. I did put in some STP Fuel cleaner to see if that helps but no. I did wonder if i may have cooked the oil by running with very minimal coolant ?
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Re: Engine Braking
« Reply #3 on: November 23, 2020, 12:33:51 PM »
When I first saw the title of this posting I thought it was from someone who was breaking an engine for parts. I was surprised to find it was actually referring to the braking effect of an engine. 😂😂😂

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Re: Engine Braking
« Reply #4 on: November 23, 2020, 01:47:16 PM »
 DOH !! - :493:
Thanks Fazer. i am such a nugget
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Re: Engine Braking
« Reply #5 on: November 23, 2020, 03:58:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by Flyingbanana [+]
Hi Grumps, thanks for the reply. Maybe the bike like i don't like this time of the year. I did put in some STP Fuel cleaner to see if that helps but no. I did wonder if i may have cooked the oil by running with very minimal coolant ?

I doubt it. Oil is pretty robust.
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Re: Engine Braking
« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2020, 10:14:58 AM »
Perhaps you had less engine braking than you should but have fixed it now!

My guess would be that you've disturbed something when replacing the air filter, perhaps the crankcase breather pipe.

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Re: Engine Braking
« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2020, 04:44:16 PM »
Don't want to teach granny etc, but could it be brakes are binding slightly?

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Re: Engine Braking
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2020, 08:48:16 AM »
Hi Steve, thanks for the post. If i put the bike in neutral on a downward slope & release the brakes the bike run freely & gains speed
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Re: Engine Braking
« Reply #9 on: November 26, 2020, 09:10:14 AM »
Not that then! it was just a thought and has your fuel consumption  changed?
 hope you sort it soon

 


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