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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-02-2011, 07:19 PM
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98 Octane? The highest you can get in CA is 91 at retail gas station. On top of that CA has special "reformulated" fuel which I think gives us the worst mileage in the country. Even with that, I have done a best of 51 mph on a meandering 35-55mph pack ride. I get 42mph when riding up the freeway at 70-75mph with my large windscreen on. Slow it down to 65 and my mileage jumps to 46 mpg. This is on 89 octane, Hogslayers and Triumph TOR tune, UNI filter.

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98 Octane? The highest you can get in CA is 91 at retail gas station.
Ya, that's an incredible octane rating. Highest I've seen in Canada is 94, and that's only at Chevron at a separate pump. Regular is tiered 87, 89, and 91.

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Yes I guess we are lucky down under. Standard unleaded is 91 octane and some brands best is 95 but a number also stock 98 which I use when I can get it. A little more expensive but I think I get better mileage. You can also get E10 fuel which is 10% ethanol which you don't go near ever!
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New bonneville t100 with less than 1000 miles. I've herd after break in it should get better but 46 mpg with the stop and go riding I have been doing is good. I've not had a chance to take it on a trip yet so am waiting to see if it will do better on a longer ride.

I would say about 50/50 country roads and city driving all commuting to work and back.

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Yes I guess we are lucky down under. Standard unleaded is 91 octane and some brands best is 95 but a number also stock 98 which I use when I can get it. A little more expensive but I think I get better mileage. You can also get E10 fuel which is 10% ethanol which you don't go near ever!
The US uses a different RON rating. Their 87 is the equivalent of Aus/NZ 91, and their 91 is the same as our 95. They still don't appear to have a 98 equivalent though.

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Depends on the state - Texas still has 93 octane at the pump - that would probably at least equal the 98 Aussie rating.

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