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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 10-04-2012, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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Thank you Knifemaker for explaining it. And I will no my best to follow the forums format.

I greatly appreciate. Thanks buddy:-))
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LOL thank you for the insight.

No problem. Glad that he is our side..

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...omg !!!...a thread Nazi....string him up ! Hang im....tar and feather!!!!...lol

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I think I am about the only one that ran 93 octane in mine (all 3) and I did not have a single problem,
Pre 1990 Vulcans w/o Cali emissions can run well on 93...my 85 does. Especially if stripped of all emissions and BS. They have almost a 10.5:1 compression ratio, and if the engine is still tight, 93 works great. I had a Harley that had 12:1 comp...I could only run Sunoco 260 (think it was 98 octane)...the newer bikes, stock, with emission crap, can run regular, NP...
If I could afford the extra cost of 93, Id be runnin it...Once a month I top off with it to give the old girl a treat...



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Again l just use that Jurrasic Park quote:

" Just because you can do something, doesn't mean you should"


Yes you can run high octane n your Vulcan. It really won't run better... it won't blow up your bike. (There are those carbon build up issues but hey, that takes time)
So it boils down to putting something in your bike that costs you more and provides zero benifits over the cheaper stuff. Seems just plain silly to me to pump 93 octane gas in the tank then. But folks do silly things.

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Interesting...because in our dragsters, a higher octane non-alcohol, would actually clean the carbon out....

...dont tell me...lemme guess....source : "the internet" ?.....see, I speak from practice and experience...

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