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    Proper Feed for the FZ6

    FYI,

    I've got about 3,500 KM on my 08 fz6 and I've always put 89 octane in it since new. With 12 to 1 compression and an 14K redline I just can't bring myself to put 87 octane fuel in it. (I know what the manual says).

    A couple of days ago I accidentally filled him with 87, no biggie I thought, one tank won't hurt. I put 100 KM on him just cruising around town, never noticed any difference and I quickly forgot all about it.

    I went for a cruise with my buddies tonight and at one point I "stretched the legs" for the first four gears. We'll he felt way down in power at anything over 8K rpms, at full throttle he simply crawled passed 200 KM/H at the top of fourth, and the engine seemed to sound a little off. (normally he passes 200 KM/H like it's not there at all...).

    I slowed down and starting thinking that something was wrong, but what ? Everything is working normally and then it hit me, I had put 87 in the tank two days before.

    If I didn't experience it for myself, I wouldn't have believed that a tank of 87 would have made such a difference (at full throttle above 8K). Perhaps I got some bad fuel?

    I got back to town and topped him up with 91. I'll run this tank out and then top him up with another tank of 91 and "stretch the legs" again to see if everything is back to normal.
    Last edited by Robmac; 07-13-2009 at 06:38 PM.

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    Re: Proper Feed for the FZ6

    I've fed my FZ6 91 octane from day one. I was on a 500 mile trip with some friends, we stopped at a station that only sold 87 octane, I filled up and took off, I did notice when getting on the highway the motor was a bit weak, and the exhaust made a lot of popping and grumbling whem you let off the throttle.

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    Re: Proper Feed for the FZ6

    I've fed mine 87 since I bought it.
    "Forget the bleeding! Is the bike ok?"

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    Re: Proper Feed for the FZ6

    allways 91 for mine
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    Re: Proper Feed for the FZ6

    87 from day one

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    Re: Proper Feed for the FZ6

    87 octane for my bike.
    Clutch lever hard to pull? Throttle twitchy? Try my cable lubricator !

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    Re: Proper Feed for the FZ6

    It depends on the type of weather/environment and riding I will be doing. 87 for normal everyday street riding with the occasion sprint. 91 during hot summer months and for prolonged spirited rides to protect against burnt valves and pre-ignition.

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    Re: Proper Feed for the FZ6

    I know most CPU's also have a learning curve it takes quite a few warm ups and they average out data to adjust for sensor differences. I'm thinking if you disconnect the battery for a few minutes. When hooked back up there is probably a relearning period so if it learns to adjust with one octane it might react differently when you change octane. My bike grew up on 91 and when it was dyno'd 91 was recommended. I live in dry air, mild weather most of the year, ride to high altitudes and desert heat.

    Cliff

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    Re: Proper Feed for the FZ6

    The bike told me 87 was too high...
    I now cut it will Kool Aid OH YEAH!!!!

    My bike gets all big and round and red and we crash through walls!!!

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    Re: Proper Feed for the FZ6

    Like Robmac said.....12 to 1 compression and red line at 14000. Come on, this is a no brainer. 91 for me since day 1. Take care of this thing and feed it the healthy stuff.
    I need to go riding again.

 

 
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