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Old 02-01-2010, 09:50 AM   #1
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USING OCTANE BOOT

Does anyone know Pros/cons of using octane boost. I have been reading off the web and people have been saying runner a lower octane is better. sorry if this is a repost
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Unless your bike has a higher compression to take advantage of the increased octane, no.
Pretty much all stock enguned bikes will do fine with 87 - 93 octane and will not see any benefit from an "octane booster". Many can run the lower 87 rating and are actually meant to, just chack your owners manual to be certain.

A word about "octane boosters", most are not much more than b/s snake oil.
The only one I've seen work on the dyno is Torco.
It didn't offer more hp on it's own, but it allowed us to add more timing / not have timing pulled due to knock detection vs premium gas.
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Old 02-01-2010, 12:19 PM   #3
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Read this thread, it will help you to understand what "Octane" is all about;

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...ht=octane+talk
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the bikes make the most power on the lowest octane with out detonation.
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GXRPrincess, The only times I've found it beneficial to run octane booster is when, for some reason, a new tank of gas pings in the toy car.

As far as which octane rating to use, it's in the owner's manual. The anti knock additives actually displace gasoline by volumn, so lower octane equals more gasoline. When it's full tilt Houston summertime I'll step up a grade (both of mine spec 89 octane) because if the engine's pinging I don't know that I could hear it...a 'feel good' thing that really may not be needed.

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87 make the most HP
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