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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 08-27-2005, 06:36 PM Thread Starter
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What Kind Of Gas Do You Use

I got my 05 rr in march....and have only used shell v-power extra unleaded. i am pretty anal about this, but does it really matter?
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I use 87 octane and have had no problems, the manual suggests that you use at least 87. There are many threads about this subject you can read through:

https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.p...ghlight=octane
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https://www.600rr.net/vb/showthread.p...highlight=dyno
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i usually use 93 octane but i was talking to my buddy at the pump and wasn't paying attention. I hit 87 cause thats what i put in my car, and topped the tank off. I was pissed realizing what i'd done but i actually thought it ran better than on 93. I may switch down to 89

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thank you for the links black05rr. I am definitely switching down to 89 after reading them.

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You should be able to use the lowest octane level that doesn't cause predetonation, or pinging. The lower octane level fuel will combust more compleatly.
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I know gas prices are high, but I use and suggest the use of the highest octane you can afford. (So sad that I had to say "afford" in relation to gas). The higher the octane the less the carbon build up. You pay more now but save a lot later. It says in the manual to use 86 or higher, go for higher.
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I run 89 b/c thats is what the RR was tunned on when produced. The dealer told me that it can be run on 87,89, or 93 all just fine.

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Usually if cars say "Premium" or say like 9X octane, its because they are tested with that gas in them to get the best gas millage and highest specs. so if they test with 92 octane or w/e and they get 105 HP, they have to say to use 92 octane if they want to display that as specs... you see?? so you can use 87 if you want, you just might nto get the specs that the bike shows... if that makes any sense.
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87 bad carbon build up,
91 still bad carbon build up,
1/2- VP110 & 1/2- 91 and you have no carbon build up with a more oxiginated, cleaner fuel, full exhaust, slight gain HP.
Straight VP110 and your running a super clean, hot fuel and should have full exhaust system (no catylitic converter,) a higher compression ratio would be nice, gain HP.
It's all about the carbon buildup. I try and use the mix because it's cleaner for the bike, but otherwise I go 91 if I'm loaded, or 87 if I'm broke...
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I run 89 and if not available then 91. Some stations only have 87 and 91 so i'll go the higher octane. I don't notice any difference between 89 and 91. Never ran 87 since it isn't recommended from what I recall.
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The kind that makes the bike go.
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91 more consistent and calidude used to use 87 and said that he gets better gas mileage with 91
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I just use 87. I don't plan on keeping it until it's got 100,000 miles on it, so it's not going to matter. It runs just fine. In most cases the higher grade is just a rip-off scam by the oil companies anyway.
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I think the higher octane has less incidence of detonation which can be bad for the pistons or something. Its 5 AM and my brain is all fuzzy.
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I think the higher octane has less incidence of detonation which can be bad for the pistons or something. Its 5 AM and my brain is all fuzzy.

You need higher octane when your compression goes up because the higher pressure in the cylinder can cause the fuel to detonate before it's supposed to, causing all kinds of problems. The higher the octane, the less volatile the gas is. If you don't need it, you're just robbing yourself of power. I believe race gas has more than just higher octane, because most people tend to get higher dyno numbers from it, but that may be because their bike are tuned for it.
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we get 98 octane here in aus..
i run my 5.0l winsor V8 & my bike on it...
runs cleaner & more efficient
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I use the sunoco ultra 94.
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we get 98 octane here in aus..
i run my 5.0l winsor V8 & my bike on it...
runs cleaner & more efficient
aussie and euro octane ratings are higher, that's equivalent to about 91 in the states.




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I always use the highest octane the gas station has. Every now and then I run a tank of Race Fuel through. This cleans out the bike's engine. I was told this by someone who works at a dealer (doesn't sell it at the dealer) about it cleaning the engine. Don't know if it is true, but it can't really hurt. Plus it makes the exhaust smell great, and adds HP. I love running Race Fuel, but I don't do it all the time.
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The higher the octane the faster you go, cause your wallet is lighter.

87 all the time, every time.
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I used to burn nothing but 93. I've been using 87 since the beginning of the year and it runs great on it. With a stock engine, you don't have to worry about pinging, knock, or detination on the RR. Octane ratings are not directly linked to the amount of potential energy in the fuel.
Here is a pretty decent link I just found to make sure my statments were correct.
http://www.motorcycle.com/mo/mcnuts/rt-fuel1.html

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