110 octane?

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  • 426fireman

Posted June 25, 2002 - 04:27 PM


I baught some 110 octane fuel, and my question is will this hurt the bike? The factory manual calls for a minimum of 95 octane. I have always ran Amoco gold 93 octane with no problems, but ever since BP baught them out, i can't find the gas as rich as before. Always before I could smell the richness of the fuel burning. So I went to a local stockcar track here in TN and bought some 110 octane fuel. I have only ran a 1/2 tank of it and it runs great and very little popping on deceleration. I just don't want to burn the piston or anything. what do you guys think?

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  • Wyatt

Posted June 25, 2002 - 04:51 PM


It will not hurt the bike. I have been running race fuel for most of my bike's life. If you jet correctly, you will greatly appreciate the consistency of the fuel.

  • Boit

Posted June 25, 2002 - 08:27 PM


Octane numbers are tp prevent engine knocking(pinging). The important consideration for the 400/426 is the distillation curve. As mentioned above, jetting accordingly yields the overall best and most satisfying results.

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