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  • 87 Octane - Regular

    28 54.90%
  • 89 Octane - Mid Grade

    2 3.92%
  • 91 Octane - Premium

    14 27.45%
  • Other

    7 13.73%
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    What Octane gas do you use?

    Wondering what Octane everyone is running. User manual states that 87 is fine, what do you guys do?

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    Re: What Octane gas do you use?

    Manual was written by people who are far smarter and more educated about this machine than I am, so I use 87.

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    Re: What Octane gas do you use?

    At sea level 87 is best. At altitude 85 will be best. Nice clean plugs, perfect color.

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    Re: What Octane gas do you use?

    Regular, prefer Shell and I'm at sea level as well...

    I also run Yamaha's RingFree regularly to keep things clean...

    Runs like a top!
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    Re: What Octane gas do you use?

    Regular. Though you might get a bit more power at the very top end if you were drag racing.

    The performance-oriented guys haven't checked in yet.
    2008 FZ6 Cobalt Blue
    R6 forks, R6 Mirrors, MRA Vario windscreen, ThrottleMeister, Shogun frame sliders, SpeedoDRD, Corbin GF&Lady w backrest, R&G FE

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    Re: What Octane gas do you use?

    95 unleaded

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    Re: What Octane gas do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by ozgurakman View Post
    95 unleaded
    Bear in mind the op and previous replies are in the states where they use AKI, rather than RON.

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    Re: What Octane gas do you use?

    98+ Octane
    Last edited by JJS209; 06-01-2016 at 05:57 AM.

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    Re: What Octane gas do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by dbldutch02 View Post
    Bear in mind the op and previous replies are in the states where they use AKI, rather than RON.
    Good call!

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    Re: What Octane gas do you use? // w details as to why!

    USA run as low as sea level or up to 6000ft.
    Ignition is mechanically advanced +6.5° from stock, 1deg cooler plugs, air box mod, S1 header on S2 chassis and open 2bro exhaust. AFR managed by Bazzaz Z-Fi FC and and Z-AFM data logger at 13.0:1.

    That said Plus grade 89 oct below 80F ambient and Super 91-93 grade on days over 80F. I'll call it cheap insurance!
    I'm getting roughly 200mi per tank before reserve and she pulls hard!! If you rip the grip in first the nose will be up and over. Comes up in 2nd too and you must back off or go over! Throttle response is Great and rewet perfect. Bike and rider are happy!
    08 Raven w/a few mods...
    R6 Forks, R1 Rear Shock (revalved), 6° Ignition Advance, S1 CAT free Header, SS Mid-Pipe, 2Bro Exhaust, AIS block off plates, Bazzaz Z-Fi Fuel Controller & Z-AFM Data Logger, Air Box mod, CR10E Plugs, 48-Tooth Rear Sprocket, FZ1 Bars, Spider Grips, Adj levers, Powder Coated -Triple, Bars & Rear Sets, Solid mounted rear-sets w/knurled pegs, Dual Headlight, Tail Tidy, LED Combo Brake & Directionals, LED POD lights & Tinted PUIG Wind Screen!

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