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Old 04-18-2013, 12:05 PM   #199
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Originally Posted by RidingDonkeys View Post
Yeah, I probably should have worded that better. Higher octane fuel burns slower and is less affected by higher temperatures. Any pre-ignition is going to make an engine run hotter. Hence why I tend to run premium in summer, where traffic and temperatures alone can be bitch on an air cooled engine. I don't typically any signs of preignition, but I also don't want to take the chance if I'm on a long ride in the summer.
I do the same. Yesterday I filled up with 87, but I can get away with that in cool temperatures. In the summer, I get a fair amount of run-on if I don't run higher octane.
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