06 WR450 fuel?

8 replies to this topic
  • scarp

Posted August 26, 2006 - 11:20 AM


Just got my WR450 and
Reading the book it states 95 octain or higher

where we live 3500' amsl or around 5500' density alt. the highest pump gas here is 90-91 octain.

Now I can get VP fuel and have some 110 for the race truck but I think it is leaded.

What does everyone else do for fuel?


Posted August 26, 2006 - 12:17 PM


where i live we can get 94...
But what i have read (by my understanding). most put in what ever is available at highest octane.

do a search, lots of threads done on it.

peace to the middle east

  • tony1970

Posted August 26, 2006 - 03:19 PM


Pump 90- 91 is fine for your bike. They changed the rating and it works out to 94 -95 on the old rating from what I have heard.


Posted August 26, 2006 - 03:28 PM


it's a very compicated explaination, but the bottom line is 91 pump is fine. Auto pump octane is determined using a different formula, and 91 pump is = or better to 92 "race" or whatever.

go with pump, you'll be fine.

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  • scarp

Posted August 26, 2006 - 03:40 PM


Thanks for the reply's

Just had me a little concerned is all.

BTW I love my new WR450. :thumbsup:

  • clark4131

Posted August 26, 2006 - 03:46 PM


This article explains it all...SC

  • griffithds

Posted August 27, 2006 - 03:15 PM


This article explains it all...SC

Thanks for the article! Should be required reading for all :thumbsup: :ride: :applause:

  • pkcof

Posted August 27, 2006 - 11:19 PM


BTW I love my new WR450. :thumbsup:[/QUOTE]

yup - we all do !! :ride: :applause:

  • Lit_Dueler

Posted August 28, 2006 - 03:17 AM


:thumbsup: Great Article!!! I was somewhat concerned about this as well. However here in Canada on the east coast, the highest octane we have at our pumps is 90. Can't explain that on, since 1 hour up the road, on the other side of the border, the Americans say it is 91, long behold, it comes from the same refinery, which is in my backyard. Try to explain that one to me.
Thanks again for the article


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