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Honda X-ADV 750 – 21 Model —

With 7000 miles on the clock since last May she is going well as long as I don’t run her on neat E10 petrol – that’s when she becomes a bit ‘lumpy’ off the bottom end —

With the DCT clutches she has to accelerate smoothly from tickover as it is impossible to slip the clutch when increasing the revs .

A slight hesitation at this point gives you the feeling that she is going to stall. My answer is to grit my teeth and pay extra for higher octane E5 fuel – 50/50 E5/E10 is ok but neat E10 risks an embarrassing stall.

Somehow I don’t think that E10 petrol is going to save the planet as mpg is significantly less than with E5 so why are we being lumbered with it?

Quick edit; with the benefit of hindsight 🙃

Easy way out is to run her on Standard settings from cold these sub-zero winter mornings and switch to Sport once she’s warmed up. Simple eh 😁

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2022 in out and about

 

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