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Old 07-03-2007, 07:45 AM   #1
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What are the Octane Requirements.....

....of a 2004 R6 with no engine mods? All I've got is an akrapovik slipon, and a K&N filter. I've been using 93 since I bought it because I assumed that the higher octane was required because of the compression ratio.

If I don't have to run it, I'll drop to 87 and save some pennies.


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Old 07-03-2007, 07:51 AM   #3
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you'll have some detonation if you run 87. You should be able to hear it. A slight pinging sound. You need 93 for the high compression. Some guys run 87 but it does do damage to the piston and head.
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you'll have some detonation if you run 87. You should be able to hear it. A slight pinging sound. You need 93 for the high compression. Some guys run 87 but it does do damage to the piston and head.
That is what I was afraid of. Its not killing me to fill up with 93, so I'll just keep on with that.
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not if the owners manuel recommends 87, the ECU should have enough allowance to cover his mods and adjust his maps accordingly.
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not if the owners manuel recommends 87, the ECU should have enough allowance to cover his mods and adjust his maps accordingly.
I'd be very surprised if his manual says to run 87. Plus the gas in 2004 wasn't cut with ethenol. Which make your motor run leaner.
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so what does the manuel say?

i know my bike and a friends busa says 87
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I don't have the manual, I bought the bike used. I'm searching for one online now, but not having much luck. I'd call the dealership, but I wouldn't trust them with a bicycle. Just my experiences with them.
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