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Old 04-13-2012, 07:06 PM   #1
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Seafoam, 87 octane change oh my

Just got done running some seafoam and started running 87 octane in my gixxer, what a difference. It doesn't seem any faster how ever it is noticebly smoother and more responsive to throttle input changes. Needless to say I'm very happy

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Old 04-13-2012, 07:24 PM   #2
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Why 87 octane? High compression should require higher test or it'll ping and damage the piston.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:38 PM   #4
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Why 87 octane? High compression should require higher test or it'll ping and damage the piston.
manual calls for 87. that's where it will run best. don't use 93 unless the manual calls for it. you're away money. there is another thread going on right now explaining it.
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:01 PM   #5
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Used some seafoam a couple of weeks ago as well. Bike is running better (smoother) than ever!
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Old 04-13-2012, 11:09 PM   #6
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Why 87 octane? High compression should require higher test or it'll ping and damage the piston.
Gixxers call for the cheap I found out

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From a new 2011 manual...granted it's for a 750, but I was under the impression that the 600cc bikes generally had higher compression--new gsxr 600 is 12.9:1, 750 is 12.5:1...higher compression requires higher octane to prevent detonation...I always thought most bikes needed above 90 octane, which would be premium around here

Y'all feel free to put what ever you want into your engines, I'll stick to the thought of good in=good out

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Old 04-14-2012, 01:10 AM   #8
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Using what the manual calls for is best, higher octane will give no gains unless you have mods to advance timing.. just be careful which octane rating the manual is referring to.
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My manual calls for 89, but since nobody uses mid-grade it tends to sit. Old gasoline loses octane.

So I started using premium.
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From a new 2011 manual...granted it's for a 750, but I was under the impression that the 600cc bikes generally had higher compression--new gsxr 600 is 12.9:1, 750 is 12.5:1...higher compression requires higher octane to prevent detonation...I always thought most bikes needed above 90 octane, which would be premium around here

Y'all feel free to put what ever you want into your engines, I'll stick to the thought of good in=good out
My 05 calls for 87 as well and runs A lot smoother with it.
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Old 04-14-2012, 07:29 AM   #11
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My 05 calls for 87 as well and runs A lot smoother with it.
Yea mine is an 05 600

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