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post #1 of 51 Old 12-09-2011, 04:34 PM Thread Starter
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Exclamation High octane fuel/octane boosters

Hey guys...
we've talked the butt-cheeks off an elephant about how to make it go faster,increase total bhp ,make it jump through fire-hoops in 6th gear etc

what we havent talked about (i think...correct me if am wrong) is the moto-booze we let it drink....FUEL.

i came across this "octane enhancer" somewhere on the world wide web
they said:-

"for normal use: fill up your tank.open can.Dunk it into the tank.

for racing: fill up your tank. open can. dunk three cans into the tank."

its called "OWS Germany Octane Boosters"

i know the fuel gets jacked up to crytsal meth levels..
mu question is....wait for it.....

WHAT DOES IT DO TO THE BIKE IN THE LONG RUN???

GOOD? BAD? UGLY? NICHOLAS CAGE?

WHAT?

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thanks for bearing with this darn post...but plz answer the question.

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On a stock bike it will make you lose power. Unless you are going head work or bumping the compression up and advancing the ignition timing it's a complete waste of money. Just my 0.02 cents

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BBR is correct. Using a fuel with a higher octane rating than necessary to just barely hold off detonation will cost you power.

I'm pretty sure it may also cost you MPGs, but I'm not positive of that.

Use the recommended octane fuel and you are fine - you will not gain anything from more octane unless you are detonating.

The only good reason to go up to a higher grade than recommended (if you are not detonating) is to get away from Ethanol. You will get slightly better power and mileage by using a higher octane fuel only if the fuel with the recommended rating has Ethanol.


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Thanks for the info guys...
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I have tried "Lucas Upper Cylinder Treatment" , and it made a world of difference. My buddy and I run CBR125r's and we went on a day ride last year and as the day went on , my bike ran poorer and poorer. Was doing highway riding and just had no umppph !! So stopped in the next town by Canadian Tire and bought some "Lucas" ,put a splash of it in the tank and back on the road again. Within a few miles had lots of power and bike sounded better too. My buddy noticed the difference too as he had a hard time keeping up now. Its not some thing you should run ever tank but proabbly ever 3 or 4th tank should work.
We also tried different grades of octanes on our trip last year. Even tried super-high octane gas (94) and accually got worst mileage and same power. Mid-grade or high grade fuel is usually fine as it has smaller amounts of ethanol in it. Just try and use ethanol-free gas when possable.
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I have tried "Lucas Upper Cylinder Treatment" , and it made a world of difference. My buddy and I run CBR125r's and we went on a day ride last year and as the day went on , my bike ran poorer and poorer. Was doing highway riding and just had no umppph !! So stopped in the next town by Canadian Tire and bought some "Lucas" ,put a splash of it in the tank and back on the road again. Within a few miles had lots of power and bike sounded better too. My buddy noticed the difference too as he had a hard time keeping up now. Its not some thing you should run ever tank but proabbly ever 3 or 4th tank should work.
We also tried different grades of octanes on our trip last year. Even tried super-high octane gas (94) and accually got worst mileage and same power. Mid-grade or high grade fuel is usually fine as it has smaller amounts of ethanol in it. Just try and use ethanol-free gas when possable.
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I run 98 RON in all my toys, never had an issue with power loss and my MPG is hardly an issue.. As for "octane booster", they either do absolutely nothing or reduce the power output,
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I run 98 RON in all my toys, never had an issue with power loss and my MPG is hardly an issue.. As for "octane booster", they either do absolutely nothing or reduce the power output,
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Agreed (results at 2:30), but high octane fuel is doing essentially the same thing that the additives are doing- costing you power if it's not needed to control detonation.

Unless you carefully test the recommended fuel against high octane fuel you aren't going to notice a difference.

Bottom line is still the same - higher octane than required costs you power.


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Whether "Lucas" just cleaned up some bad fuel or cleaned up a bad injector.... I don't know. BUT my bike definately ran better and had more top speed. (You will notice this on a 125cc) . I use "Lucas" every 3rd tank or so, just to keep things cleaned up !!
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The lowest quality fuel available here is 95 octane.
There's also 98 the pump didn't try it.

Runs 27 km per litter on 95 octane
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