What octan fuel are you guys running
Posted May 06, 2006 - 12:23 PM
Posted May 06, 2006 - 03:07 PM
Posted May 07, 2006 - 02:22 AM
If you go to high compression piston you have to go to 100
Posted May 23, 2006 - 11:24 AM
Posted May 23, 2006 - 05:00 PM
I can tell the difference. Allot more snap. This is an oxyginated fuel. I experimented with these and a propleyene oxide additives when I raced. http://en.wikipedia....Propylene_oxide
Had the same fuel meter as tech and mixed my own fuel, rarely failed fuel check.
Everyone knows that to make more hp you nee more O2. These release O2 in the combustion process will make more power ( and more heat )
Posted May 23, 2006 - 06:38 PM
I don't think the 95 from the manual is based on the US standard of octane measurement anyway. Unless the motor is heavily modified any octane booster is most likely just wasted. Just don't run anything lower than premium. That could be bad.
Posted May 23, 2006 - 06:44 PM
Posted May 23, 2006 - 08:17 PM
Posted May 24, 2006 - 01:53 AM
The pump octane of 91 shouldn't be a problem.
In PA we're able to get as high as 93 at the pump and some stations near race tracks (cars not bikes) will provide Turbo Blue unleaded at 95 or 99 at the pump on a seasonal basis.
Posted May 24, 2006 - 03:12 PM
Posted May 24, 2006 - 05:26 PM
If you go looking be sure to check the mfg's site because not all race fuel is oxygenated.
Here is one mfg, look under the unleaded section and you can see if it is or not.
I only buy this in sealed 5 gal containers. Some shops pump it from 50 gal. drums but I tend to stay for that. Who knows how old it is or if they mixed a partial drum. Age of fuel exposed to air will reduce its effectiveness.
Posted May 25, 2006 - 04:10 PM
I just shot vp a mail.
what kind of fuel do you get, they have a hundred to choose from. I was thinking the mrx01?
Posted May 25, 2006 - 05:38 PM
While they had other VP fuels in stock my shop didn't have any other oxyginated fuel at the time.
Posted May 25, 2006 - 06:08 PM
Posted May 26, 2006 - 01:55 AM
1/2 100 oct. 1/2 91 oct.
As Fast stated, mixing is probably the best idea.
Now that its warm I ride 4-5 times / wk and using 100% race fuel is too $$