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Old 12-31-2010, 05:09 PM   #21
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I guess i'm on the high side. commuting I get 60-70 MPG. When i'm out having fun it's another story, more like 40-45.
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Old 12-31-2010, 06:29 PM   #24
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Most sportbikes use 91 octane or higher due to the high reving engines tending to cause valve lift at high RPM's

you say WHAT?!
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Mine varies from high 30's (hooligan) to 50+ (responsible motorist)! But I average mid 45. You guys with liter bikes and up are obviously going to be burning more fuel, we 6'Ride Smart have half of our rev range that is quite docile (almost economy car) before it starts eating alot of gas and putting us in "the fun zone"
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Most sportbikes use 91 octane or higher due to the high reving engines tending to cause valve lift at high RPM's

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That is how bad information gets spread.
Saw that coming! Why don't you guys just look up the hundreds of threads on octane already posted on this site. The people that actually know what they are talking about are just tired of repeating themselves This one is pretty good, and there are 214 more threads that cover the topic (according to the octane search).

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BTW, as far as MPG goes, if I cruise at 75 on the highway I get almost 50. Playing in town, cut it in half. Duh.
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Saw that coming! Why don't you guys just look up the hundreds of threads on octane already posted on this site. The people that actually know what they are talking about are just tired of repeating themselves This one is pretty good, and there are 214 more threads that cover the topic (according to the octane search).

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Some people don't want to learn or just refuse to learn. I'm on 5 motorcycle forums and octane seems to be one of the most misunderstood topics out there. And the thing is, it's really not that hard to understand.
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Some people don't want to learn or just refuse to learn. I'm on 5 motorcycle forums and octane seems to be one of the most misunderstood topics out there. And the thing is, it's really not that hard to understand.
Trying to keep it polite but your one of the people that doesn't Understand octane.
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Trying to keep it polite but your one of the people that doesn't Understand octane.
Unless I was misinformed by Bluewave, Patrick, Trav, AND my organic chemistry instructor I now understand it just fine. And for the record, I appreciate you keeping it polite and was not offended.

Octane rating is the measurement to resistance to detonation. Higher the rating, the higher the resistance. If your octane rating is higher than you need, you lose power. The higher the compression of the motor, the more octane you need.

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I think you are spot on now buddy
At least now you and the others know your not wasting your breath when I ask questions, lol.
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I feel like that you guys are in the 50's and high 40's...

I get maybe high 30's low 40's (if I'm lucky).
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Unless I was misinformed by Bluewave, Patrick, Trav, AND my organic chemistry instructor I now understand it just fine. And for the record, I appreciate you keeping it polite and was not offended.

Octane rating is the measurement to resistance to detonation. Higher the rating, the higher the resistance. If your octane rating is higher than you need, you lose power. The higher the compression of the motor, the more octane you need.
Thanks dude. I think I'm just going to let this die now.
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