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    Above 4000 meters, the bike does not idle anymore, but it pushes flawsely.
    Above 4800 meters, the bike still pushes (from 3000rpm up, like a rocket), does not idles, and also does not start.

    The only way to come back home, was to throw the bike down hill, wait until 20/25kmh and then release the cluth in 2nd gear... that way it started and then keep the engine spinning well over 3000rpm to avoid stalling again...

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleib View Post
    The only way to come back home, was to throw the bike down hill, wait until 20/25kmh and then release the cluth in 2nd gear... that way it started and then keep the engine spinning well over 3000rpm to avoid stalling again...
    That must've made you a lil nervous..? If my bike started coughing and sputtering out in the middle of nowhere i'd probably start going into survival mode. Having ecu issues at 5k meters seems odd...
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    Quote Originally Posted by jay dub View Post
    That must've made you a lil nervous..? If my bike started coughing and sputtering out in the middle of nowhere i'd probably start going into survival mode. Having ecu issues at 5k meters seems odd...
    Doubt it's ecu issues, just lack of air pressure....
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    The air pressure sensor tells the ecu how the bike should run. rate of injection etc..
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    Quote Originally Posted by jay dub View Post
    That must've made you a lil nervous..? If my bike started coughing and sputtering out in the middle of nowhere i'd probably start going into survival mode. Having ecu issues at 5k meters seems odd...
    Its extremelly hard for your body and your brain: is in survival mode for all the days you are above 4000 meters, you dont piss, you dont eat, you can drink 4 liters of water per day and still be thirsty.
    Your heart beats sleeping is over 100, and going up to the mountain I reached 150.... completelly calm, and not moving much, just driving the bike as best as possible

    I was completelly alone, no signs of much life (other than a few llamas and foxes) 2/3 hours around... so its a real "near death experience".

    Thanks god, years over the bike, luck and nerve control lead to take the bike and myself back home.

    Not without passing a day with vomits and diarrea after sympthons that desapeared 24 hours after.

    The ECU was rigth with the mixture, there is no smoke, nor pinging, combustions looks fine, but IDLE and STARTING dissapeared.

    The ECU do adjustments, in a range of 5-10-20% probably, but this 5000 high is probably out of the range of what the ECU can do.

    I dont think this ECU can make a IDLE doing 30% of throttle butterfly opened... and thats whats probably needed!

    As soon as the bike reached 3800 meters back, it runned completely normal (as at sea level as i'm now)... nothing was broken, its just the 5000 meter thing and looking the clouds so far below you hahahah

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    Last edited by aleib; 09-02-2019 at 12:19 PM.

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    BTW in the first image, you can see GPS coordinates, you can look it in Google Earth and confirm altitude

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    WOW and well done, i hope you enjoyed it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aleib View Post
    BTW in the first image, you can see GPS coordinates, you can look it in Google Earth and confirm altitude
    image? I'd like to see
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    Quote Originally Posted by jay dub View Post
    image? I'd like to see
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    Great stuff & great pictures ! just out of interest how do you rate the Anakee Adventure tyres ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NorthumBryan View Post
    Great stuff & great pictures ! just out of interest how do you rate the Anakee Adventure tyres ?
    One of the best combinations for off-road/on-road!!

    Anakee3 where bad to me, no front grip on off-road, but this new ones are very fine... super quiet at high speeds...

    They look a little bit soft but i'm no sure exactly how to measure that.

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    Nice review of the Anakee Adventures. They are going to be my next set, like you I didn't get on with the Anakee 3's...

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