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Old 03-Feb-2006, 05:14 PM
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99 Octane fuel (octane / power insight)

Yes please just found it on sale at the local Tesco. Noticed a big difference especially as the previous fuel in the tank had been bog standard unleaded. I also got an extra miles out of a tank full, 120 miles up to 130 Thatís the stuff for the DD bike then. Does anyone know of a higher rated fuel on the high street?

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Old 03-Feb-2006, 05:22 PM
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well thats our cat out of the bag then:P
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Old 03-Feb-2006, 05:23 PM
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If only life was that simple....:

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Old 03-Feb-2006, 05:30 PM
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well, the experiment that AK did on the bikes was quite informative on the dyno, so we are sticking with the 99 octane
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If your bike is set up to take advantage of high octane fuel it's worth it
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Old 03-Feb-2006, 05:36 PM
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Only today was discussing this with an off-road racer. He heard of octanes upto 150!!! Some help, some do damage. As cc above says, your bike has to be setup for it.

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Old 03-Feb-2006, 05:38 PM
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I always used to use shell's optimax, but if there's more power out there to be had I want it. I believe Avgas - aviation fuel is 100 octane
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Old 03-Feb-2006, 05:41 PM
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The hand book just gives a min of 95 says nothing about max.

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Yeh, used avgas on a KX250, but mainly to help the pistons, as it has loads of lead in it.

I do use Optimax on the 900ss as much as possible, but it doesnt make any difference to the R1.

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£14 a gallon tho !

And illegal in DD

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