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It will work O.K. in a emergency. Avoid max power output expecially in hot weather and situation which induce knock like trying to pull a hill without shifting, i.e., wide open throttle at low rpm. On the highway you will never know the difference.
 

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You could probably run it forever on 87 without causing damage if you do your part. When it starts "rattling" it is time to back off. You are more likely to run into problems at both ends of the spectrum, at high rpm near red line and at low rpm with big trottle opening. In the middle is pretty safe. If something bad is going on you will hear and feel it.
 

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Quit being a cheap ass and pay the extra 20 cents a gallon, no matter how hard you ride it you still get better gas mileage then a car so your not losing anything.
 

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I don't think it's about being cheap. I think it's about having knowledge. I know that most people think running 93 in their cars is better for the engine but about 4 yrs ago there was a special report on TV that disproved that. Only if you have a race car that is true. So this is about knowing what's best for your bike. I think the question was a good one.

and anyway, what's the matter with being cheap? Save your money and buy extra goodies. I don't see a problem with that.
 

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Originally posted by cyberdos

Only if you have a race car that is true.
race cars have high performance engines which is also in our bikes...thanx for stickin' up for me cyberdos...jr assuming things makes an ass out of u...i'm not cheap just ask your girl...no i'm just playin but there's a gas shortage in az and when i can find gas it's usually not 91...other than that i always get 91.
 

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yeah it's retarded...lines go for miles...somtimes when there isn't even gas they're just waiting for a tanker.
 

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The minimum ron rating for Australian zx's is 95 RON But I always use 98 RON I think our normal unleaded is 92 RON and my bike will ping on that stuff if there is no octane booster in it. They top our 92 ron with heaps of ethanol which doesnt help matters.

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I know this is a little off the subject but yea i just dropped tha ninja an its not too bad off but i need some blinkers. Anybody know where i can get some online?? any help would be appreciated. thx
 

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Originally posted by Snypur316

I know this is a little off the subject but yea i just dropped tha ninja an its not too bad off but i need some blinkers. Anybody know where i can get some online?? any help would be appreciated. thx
Dude, don't even bother with OEM signals, get some damn aftermarket ones that are flush with your fairing, they look a hell of alot better!
 

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I am with Gareth. The US has the shittiest gas in the western world. Kawasaki already modified the engine just so it can run on our premium 91 oct. look around Europe and you see 98, 100 RON at gas stations. Thats what a BMW or Mercedes really needs. Don't strain your Engine even more by running 87. Show some love for her and give her 91 or higher if you can. She'll thank you later.
 

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The Kawasakis delivered to Europe are the same as the ones going to the U.S. Octane is rated differently in Europe, the 93 we have here is about the same as the 100 in Europe.
 

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Damn, gas shortage sounds carzy in AZ.
reminds me of the RoadWarrior movie
"the precious juice......"
people killing each other over the "juice"
ha ha ha
 

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I'm not too educated on the debate between higher and lower octane usage, but I have a buddy (head tech at a Ducati dealer) who swears that anything higher than 89 is bad for the bike. I guess higher octane burns at much higher temp and over time can ruin the coating on the inside of engine.... anyone shed some light on this??
 
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