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Does anyone here uses 100 Octane in their bike? Is it worth it? I have 250r and I am not sure if its such a good idea unless there is a benefit.
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dont, your bikes preformance will actually suffer on 100 vs 87

the octane rating of gasoline describes its resistance to detonation due to compression/temperature
the higher the rating the more resistant to detonation, and the fuel is less volatile essentially

an engine which does not posses the neseccary compression/ engine design(very high rpm, forced induction) will lose power from operating on a fuel with an octane rating well above its needed rating

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Are you racing?

Have you tuned your bike to run on the higher octane?

Are you NOT riding a 250?

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Definitely not worth it, especially on a bike designed around fuel economy.

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I put 87 in my 600RR b/c that is what the manual calls for. If your bike is not tuned for 100 octane, you are burning money.

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In motorcycle terms, that's like taking your Ducati to a dealer for service, and they hand you back a 1979 backfiring Honda 400 Hawk.. because after all, a bike is a bike.
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Great thanks for the feedback. And yes its a 250r and fasttttttt
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Great thanks for the feedback. And yes its a 250r and fasttttttt
the new 250r is gorgeous
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where are you getting 100 i need some for my lawnmower:


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but if you do want a bit more pep out of it.. perhaps a turbo or a nos kit
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Take the time and read this article

http://www.motorcycleperf.com/techtips/gasoline.htm

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Take the time and read this article

http://www.motorcycleperf.com/techtips/gasoline.htm
Shell doesn't add ethanol?
I've never heard that before... Unless he is speaking of some regional thing.. I doubt that.. I thought everyone did now?
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Shell doesn't add ethanol?
I've never heard that before... Unless he is speaking of some regional thing.. I doubt that.. I thought everyone did now?
I think 90% of illinois is mandatory for ethanol to be in gasoline.

Sometimes the farmers can get real fuel and real diesel. Or airplane fuel.
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where are you getting 100 i need some for my lawnmower:

lol

can you help me cut my grass

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gasoline is a blend of hydrocarbons.

meth-, eth-, prop-, but-, pent-, hex-, sept-, OCT-, non-, dec-, and so on.

heavy diesel fuels have hydrocarbon chains in the 12-14 range i believe. Generally, larger carbon chains contain more energy.

regular gas contains more energy than premium because it contains some larger hydrocarbons. but you might get more complete combustion with premium?

ahh, im a little fuzzy.
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