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Old 10-18-2007, 05:09 PM   #81
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Can you back that up with timeslips, or seat of the pants? The only time a higher octane fuel will make more power is if you are having pre-ignition issues with a lower grade.

It may "feel" better, or "smell" better, but actually make more power is a tough sell.
i dont have the bike any more, but how often do you clean your carbs? i went over 14k miles without having to clean mine, or change out the fuel filter. And i pulled the carbs regularly to check to see if they needed cleaning or when i rejetted for my exaust and airfilter and other things.
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Clean carbs? Never, but I only run quality fuel, not Stop n Go or other off brands.

The question is whether there is a power gain using race gas with no other changes. I have made many a 1/4 run and dyno pass and have never seen a gain, usually ran slower in the 1/4 unless jetting and timing changes were made. The most power is made using the lowest octane fuel the motor will tolerate. It is the most efficient burn, and the biggest "bang" in the combustion chamber.
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I agree with texlurch. I've seen this with my own eyes as well.
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i always went a gallon of 110 race fuel to the rest of the tank premium shell fuel. even when my 250 was stock. I had someone who rides a ninja 250 ride mine, and they even said that mine ran better (we both had brand new '06's) so there definatly is a difference. maybe not as big for the bigger bikes, but definatly for the little bikes
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i always went a gallon of 110 race fuel to the rest of the tank premium shell fuel. even when my 250 was stock. I had someone who rides a ninja 250 ride mine, and they even said that mine ran better (we both had brand new '06's) so there definatly is a difference. maybe not as big for the bigger bikes, but definatly for the little bikes
Well, now this is totally different; you are using race gas as expensive octane booster. Due to the excessively lean factory settings, you may be "crutching" it just enough to make a difference.

I'll wager a jet kit, and regular gas would outperform it..
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Well, now this is totally different; you are using race gas as expensive octane booster. Due to the excessively lean factory settings, you may be "crutching" it just enough to make a difference.

I'll wager a jet kit, and regular gas would outperform it..
Pretty much, but once or twice each month i would run a full tank of it


i eventually ended up with a k&n air filter, jet kit, yoshi full system, and many more mods.
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another... why do girls get on the back of a bike with some complete stranger but would not get in a car with the same person under the same circumstances?
I'm not a very bad looking guy. Why don't chics ever ask me for rides?
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I'm not a very bad looking guy. Why don't chics ever ask me for rides?
you just have to go up next to their car window and say "whats up ? wanna get on the back of my bike and come home with me?"
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sometimes you gotta pat your backseat.. its sign language for "get on "
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How many people lay on their tank?

I know anything above or around 75, I like to crouch down. And, in the cold you will rarely find me not behind the windshield.

So, is it bad to just lay down on the gas tank and get comfy?
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How many people lay on their tank?

I know anything above or around 75, I like to crouch down. And, in the cold you will rarely find me not behind the windshield.

So, is it bad to just lay down on the gas tank and get comfy?
Heck, I usually cruise the backroad stretched out, left hand across the tank supporting the right wrist.. that's good for 80- cruise speed...

Same on the highway, altho sometimes I swap hands and throttle with the left hand to relax the right one.
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  • Do you people put your bikes on their rearstands by yourselves--or does it take a helping hand? I keep walking out to clean my chain and balking because I can imagine a disaster occurring.

  • Are bar ends made to fu**ing fall off? Does anyone make none-falling-off-bar-ends?


  • I ordered factory paint for some touch ups...do I need to "build up" the scratched areas (and if so--with what?) in the plastic or will the paint fill them in?
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  • Do you people put your bikes on their rearstands by yourselves--or does it take a helping hand? I keep walking out to clean my chain and balking because I can imagine a disaster occurring.

  • Are bar ends made to fu**ing fall off? Does anyone make none-falling-off-bar-ends?


  • I ordered factory paint for some touch ups...do I need to "build up" the scratched areas (and if so--with what?) in the plastic or will the paint fill them in?

I have dropped my bike when I dont get help... So I don't drop it again, I wait for Tim or if we are at the track, for someone to help me
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Do you people put your bikes on their rearstands by yourselves--or does it take a helping hand? I keep walking out to clean my chain and balking because I can imagine a disaster occurring.
Most racers do. Its a learned skill. You don't always have a pitbitch.

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[*]Are bar ends made to fu**ing fall off? Does anyone make none-falling-off-bar-ends?
I found onesthat I had to hammer on my first bike. They're BEAT UP and still won't come off....



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I ordered factory paint for some touch ups...do I need to "build up" the scratched areas (and if so--with what?) in the plastic or will the paint fill them in?

I jsut build up the paint.
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Most racers do. Its a learned skill. You don't always have a pitbitch.
I do! Several of them at that!
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I put it on the stand on my own, just use my body to support the balance of the bike and use my left hand to hold on the passenger seat strap and right to get the stand under the spools, get it under there with the stand at an angle and then keep pushing on the bike till its level


...... that sounds confusing, I might just make a video
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I do! Several of them at that!
Dang. Apparently I need to get one.
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