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post #1 of 127 (permalink) Old 09-05-2010, 05:16 PM Thread Starter
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accidentally put in 87?

Accidentally put in 87 octane. Searched around got a couple of different answers. What do you guys think? Okay for one tank or Need to drain it?

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take it easy for half a tank then fill it with 93 or 94 octane. no biggie
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No need to take it easy. 91 RON is the same as 87 octane in the US.


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or throw in a bottle of octane boost if ur super worried
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Just ride it out and you'll be perfectly fine. My buddy put that in his bike all the time because he read on a forum that it was perfectly fine (GSXR forum, so take it at face value). He was trying to save himself money, but I told him he's only pumping at most 4 gallons of gas at a time, so how much money are you really going to save yourself? $0.40 maybe at best per fill up? Is it worth the savings? I think not. I only run 93.

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Well if you aren't getting detonation (and don't have a knock sensor)... Then guess what? You're not gaining anything by using perhaps 93 octane over 87. If you're pinging off of 87 and 89 works, then go for 89. Just throwing in the highest octane you can get your hands on it doesn't really net you anything. And it's not a lot of savings, but it does add up. ie: If you're going through a four gallon tank a week that's about $83 a year extra you're paying for higher octane fuel... For nothing. Not a terrible lot of money, but that's about 6 weeks worth of beer for me (I'd take the beer over nothing).

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Well if you aren't getting detonation (and don't have a knock sensor)... Then guess what? You're not gaining anything by using perhaps 93 octane over 87. If you're pinging off of 87 and 89 works, then go for 89. Just throwing in the highest octane you can get your hands on it doesn't really net you anything. And it's not a lot of savings, but it does add up. ie: If you're going through a four gallon tank a week that's about $83 a year extra you're paying for higher octane fuel... For nothing. Not a terrible lot of money, but that's about 6 weeks worth of beer for me (I'd take the beer over nothing).
I put 87 in my car and truck, but I swear my bike had a sticker that said something along the lines of "use 90 octane fuel only". I just prefer having the higher octane in my high revving higher compression bike. I've run 87 before, didn't hear any knocking or anything, but like I said, I thought the factory recommended 90+. We all know the factory's recommendations aren't always correct (new engine break-in for example), but worst case I'm paying for peace of mind. That may be a waste in other's eyes, but $83 over a year is nothing anyways. That's three hours of pay minus taxes. Big deal.

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