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Old 06-25-2013, 07:37 PM   #1
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Putting "Premium" in your bike

Don't want to get into "You're too lean if you're pinging in 87 octane", etc.
Assuming you need to run premium in your bike...
If you have a two or three gallon tank, and you select 91 octane at the pump, how much 91 do you actually get once whatever is left over from the last dude's 87 octane fillup, which is left in the hose, gets pushed into your tank? A gallon?
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Old 06-25-2013, 07:48 PM   #2
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Fuck knows, but you're probably getting a litre or 2. . I wouldn't own a bike that required premium
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:09 PM   #3
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Don't want to get into "You're too lean if you're pinging in 87 octane", etc.
Assuming you need to run premium in your bike...
If you have a two or three gallon tank, and you select 91 octane at the pump, how much 91 do you actually get once whatever is left over from the last dude's 87 octane fillup, which is left in the hose, gets pushed into your tank? A gallon?
Just let the first 1/2 gal. go on the ground, then fill up. Don't screw around, you want straight 91 or not?

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Old 06-25-2013, 08:10 PM   #4
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fuck knows, but you're probably getting a litre or 2. . I wouldn't own a bike that required premium
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:11 PM   #5
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I just pump a quart or two out on the ground.
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:35 PM   #6
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The capacity of a 100-foot length of 1-inch diameter hose is 4 gallons.
How much line is between the nozzle and the pump's switching valve?
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Old 06-25-2013, 08:54 PM   #7
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Just let the first 1/2 gal. go on the ground, then fill up. Don't screw around, you want straight 91 or not?

I love old school thinking!


That piston needs a headstone,
Here lies a 91 octane
fed 87 in the hose
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Old 06-25-2013, 09:00 PM   #8
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:05 PM   #9
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Just an academic query. I don't need or run anything but 87. But as I was filling up last time, I began to wonder just how much of one's requested grade one is actually receiving, given the hose capacity. I figured some erudite FFs here could enlighten me. I was hoping there wouldn't be digression into ad hominem digs at the "necessity" of running premium. I was merely questioning the ruturn on investment when figuring the typical (non adv-dromedary) bike fill up quantity. I don't know how deeply buried in the physical pump lies the switchgear. I would hope for the consumer's sake that it's as close to the nozzle as is practically possible, but I don't imagine that's the case. I was just hoping someone here would know these things.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:21 PM   #10
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Just an academic query. I don't need or run anything but 87. But as I was filling up last time, I began to wonder just how much of one's requested grade one is actually receiving, given the hose capacity. I figured some erudite FFs here could enlighten me. I was hoping there wouldn't be digression into ad hominem digs at the "necessity" of running premium. I was merely questioning the ruturn on investment when figuring the typical (non adv-dromedary) bike fill up quantity. I don't know how deeply buried in the physical pump lies the switchgear. I would hope for the consumer's sake that it's as close to the nozzle as is practically possible, but I don't imagine that's the case. I was just hoping someone here would know these things.
You ride a KLR? Gotta be------. BTW, if you gear it down to where it's slightly usefull on hard dirt, it helps when you're trolling along on the street checking out the gutters for spare change.
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Old 06-25-2013, 10:22 PM   #11
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We were just hanging out in the shade at the gas pumps watching you gas up,
when we heard the ding ding in your head.
No one was knocking you like low octane.
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:20 PM   #12
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Eek

Wtf?

I don't ride a klr, and I don't care what you ride. I was asking a question about the mechanical qualities of a gas pump.
Nevermind, I guess.
Ad hominem seems to be the rule, not the exception nowadays....
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Old 06-25-2013, 11:24 PM   #13
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Eh?

G money, what's the story on that piston! Was it yours?
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Old 06-26-2013, 02:56 AM   #14
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G money, what's the story on that piston! Was it yours?
No, it wasn't his and it wasn't mine either. I simply found the pic on the 'net. That can happen with prolonged detonation caused by, among other thinks, using gas with too low an octane rating.

We were just having a bit of fun here. You should join us down in the Jo Momma section. It's like a bar where we can have a nice chat while looking at some nice girls.
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Old 06-26-2013, 03:39 AM   #15
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Well, maybe it's not too late to get this dumb thread of mine sent down to the basement! How do I do it? Post some boobies or tell a scatological joke?
Please advise.

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No, it wasn't his and it wasn't mine either. I simply found the pic on the 'net. That can happen with prolonged detonation caused by, among other thinks, using gas with too low an octane rating.

We were just having a bit of fun here. You should join us down in the Jo Momma section. It's like a bar where we can have a nice chat while looking at some nice girls.
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