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    Old shitters and octane booster.

    Hey all.. I want to do the east Cape loop this weekend.. To Napier then up the coast to Whakatane on a 94 mk 1 speed triple. The problem is theres only 91 octane fuel available through those parts. Last time I put 91 in this bike it melted the plugs. Preignition I suspect. Does the likes of STP octane booster actually do its job and slow the burn so I can run 91 ?
    Thanks in advance

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    Quote Originally Posted by lozz900 View Post
    Thanks in advance

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    When you top up you'll only need 1/2 a tank, so a lot of high octane fuel mixed should get you by. Te Araroa
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    Google maps show a GAS station in Tolaga Bay with 91 and 95. I'm not sure how up to date that is.



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    The Gaspy app shows 95 at Te Puia Springs and Waihau Bay. I'd suggest phoning to check.

    Great app - it can save you money, but is invaluable when you need to find the nearest petrol pump!

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    Hmm. Thanks.
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    2 years ago I could find nothing around there.. the guy at the servo said it was about efficiencys transporting different fuels didnt make it viable..
    I'll take a bottle of octane this time and let you know the outcome..
    Thanks chaps

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    When I visited there earlier I couldn't find anything and is not sure about the current scenarios.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scambling View Post
    When I visited there earlier I couldn't find anything and is not sure about the current scenarios.
    Lol, awesome! Were you on a brahmin?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lozz900 View Post
    on a 94 mk 1 speed triple.
    94 an old shitter ?
    "If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough power."


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    Oh Darling, 2018 is So last year.
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    I've been through there a couple of times but can't recall many gas stations. Last time I filled at Ruatoria. As somebody else suggested, phone to check.
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    Update

    So I rode from Hamilton, taupo, napier, gisborne, east Cape, opotiki, rotorua then home to Hamilton. About 1000km.
    I probably would have got round without using 91 if I could be buggered planning it. End result was a 2 x 50/50 91/96 mixes. I added octane boost and had no problems at all. Being a 91/96 mix I probably would have got away with no octane additive but I had it with me anyway.
    Great ride.. bugger all traffic being winter..
    I'll do it again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lozz900 View Post
    east Cape
    Did you walk up to the lighthouse?
    "If you can make black marks on a straight from the time you turn out of a corner until the braking point of the next turn, then you have enough power."


    Quote Originally Posted by scracha View Post
    Even BP would shy away from cleaning up a sidecar oil spill.
    Quote Originally Posted by Warren Zevon
    Send Lawyers, guns and money, the shit has hit the fan

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