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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 03-18-2012, 06:53 PM Thread Starter
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So yesterday I took a couple hundred mile round trip for a fish sandwich. Along the way I stopped and got some gas. It was pretty pricey so I went with regular. I've done it before when it's cool out or when high test isn't available and never had any problem. The bike has a pretty low compression ratio, so I find it kind of surprising that Vic recommends it, but they do as I recall.

Anyway, it was reasonably cool and I wasn't running it hard, but at one point I did ask it to make a quick pass and as it approached redline I could hear it start pinging. I filled her back up with Premium today. As I did I got a question that keeps coming up when I get off it. "Hey dood, who makes that Victory? It sure is a pretty bike."

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"And they shall know my name is Victory, when I lay my vengeance upon them."
sounds vikingish... like something Zeppelin would sing

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sounds vikingish... like something Zeppelin would sing
Based loosely on Jules from the movie Pulp Fiction quoting the warrior god of the Old Testament to people before killing them.




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OMG, another octane thread. That pinging is Ma Vic's way of telling you that you are a bad boy. Run too low an octane too long and you'll eventually burn holes in your piston tops. The pinging you heard tells you the gas is exploding, rather than burning, as it should. Think about the pinging you didn't hear. C'mon, you spent around $16,000+ for a toy, what's a few cents more for a tank of premium?

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Come on now Ricz! He saved (at the most) a dollar ... .20 cents per gallon times five gallons.

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Even though my XC takes premium, I spend less on fuel than I did putting regular in my VTX, my XC gets phenomenal mileage compared to my VTX mid 40's to low 50's compared to low 30's to upper 30's

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I find it harder and harder to find 92+ oct and have to run the plus that is 89-90.Seems to do ok but when I find 92 or better I do fill up.

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I have a station right down the road that sells 100 octane racing fuel. Can't understand why my gas mileage decreases when I use. Btw, the bike absolutely runs great with it.

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I have a station right down the road that sells 100 octane racing fuel. Can't understand why my gas mileage decreases when I use. Btw, the bike absolutely runs great with it.
Is there ethanol or another alcohol in that racing fuel? If so, that will explain the mpg loss. Another reason for the loss might be in the name and you have been influenced to roll on more throttle.

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