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Originally Posted by DreddR6
The higher octane, pump gas, such as 93 does not always help the bike. For instance, it may make the bike run to rich.
Originally Posted by HalfLiterBeater
Run the minimum octane recommended. Octane is just gasoline's knock resistance...which is basically resistance to detonation. Meaning, the fuel burns more SLOWLY. So if you're required a MINIMUM of 87 octane, and you're running 93...you're actually LOSING power as compared to if you were running 87. Use the minimum recommended octane, it will work better. Only time you need to bump to higher octane is with more timing advance, more compression, or a leaner fuel mixture. But I do have to agree....race fuel smells awesome.
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