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post #1 of 48 Old 05-04-2010, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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Definitely premium fuel?

I google searched the site but did not find my answer. The manual indicates 87 octane, but I've heard premium is required. Which is it?

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post #2 of 48 Old 05-04-2010, 06:38 PM
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Premium fuel NOT required for the Strom.........
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Been running my 650 on 87 for two years, and almost 40,000 km. No issues, lots of power. These are not a terribly high compression motor, so high octane is not required to prevent pre-ignition. Remember, octane RETARDS ignition so that fuel does not pre-ignite on the compression stroke.
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Been running my 650 on 87 for two years, and almost 40,000 km. No issues, lots of power. These are not a terribly high compression motor, so high octane is not required to prevent pre-ignition. Remember, octane RETARDS ignition so that fuel does not pre-ignite on the compression stroke.
actually, they are a very high compression motor 11.5:1

Thew reason they don't need premium is cause the cylinder & head is designed for very efficient and even cooling. there are no "hot spots" within the combustiuon chamber

compression is only 1 factor in ignition of fuel air mixture, temperature is more important



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Thank you guys, excellent information. First fuel buy for my new-to-me Vee coming when I leave work.

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Many of us experienced poor running while using premium fuel. 87 works great.

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91 RON here in Oz (= 87 RON USA?) is perfectly good to use. Just steer clear of that E10 crap because it'll cost you more in economy loss than what you save at the bowser.

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... Just steer clear of that E10 crap because it'll cost you more in economy loss than what you save at the bowser.
Many of us wish that we could steer clear of the junk. We can't though because it's all that is available. I think there are a few places in the country where "Real" gas is available but in this part of Tennessee EVERYTHING is that E10 garbage.

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kwik fill here in PA still the real deal-but am told that is change this year. My experience-every % ethanol equates to smae % decrease in full milage for bikes and cars. My question to thte gov't-If I end up burning 10% more fuel anyway-where is the savings to the environment or my pocket?
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I've never run anything other than 87 in my Vee.
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