just got my new stratoliner s sat. and i have a questions. if i put a cobra 2000r fuel proccessor on it can i burn 89 octane gas?
Now just stop. You'll give all the newcomers an absolute wrong impression.WOW, 2 for 2!
A reply with actual value. He's a poser I tell you!
9.48 to 1 really isn't THAT much compression in todays world,,,
The high operating temp of an air cooled engine is a factor.
Mine will run just fine on 87, but will ping just a bit during 5th gear WOT runs. It gets 89 now.
Octane requirements listed by the MFG and those actually required under 'most' circumstances can vary. The Mfg will never recommend something that works 'most' of the time, but not always,,, Air cooled engine run hot,,, very hot compared to watercooled,,, Screaming Hot internal parts can lead to pre-ignition.Interesting. I've never had mine ping (running E-10, 89 most of the time as 91/2 is getting rarer than a Yamaha in a repair shop). But then I never make a rolling power demand on the engine unless it's at least at the low end of its power band 2000-2200rpm. Operator gear selection plays a huge role in engine longevity.
I agree, no low RPM WOTs here,,,I'm talking 3500-5k+ rpm WOT = ping w/87
My GL1500SE called for 91 octane but most always dined on 87 unleaded as the higher octanes are not readily available, and Goldwings have miles of rubber fuel/vacuum tubing that does not respond well to prolonged exposure to alcohol (ethanol). At 114,000 miles it still didn't use any oil and ran perfectly. I would expect given decent care by its new owner, it will effortlessly join the ranks of 250,000 mile+ Wings.
I've never considered price a factor in fuel selection. If I can find the manufacturers' recommended octane I'll use it. Most often however, those of us that tour are at the mercy of whatever fuel is available when the orange light comes on...
please explain resetting the ecu, and the clutch wire unplug. i'm not familiar with that.Ok I see. totally understand that... The Liners just like the RoadStars... basically like the power from the leaner end of the curve. They run great rich but if you ride easy and aren't giving it all she has just loads up and causes different group of trouble down the road. Most that have fuel processors they run richer and little cooler. those that don't have issue with controller, like some of the PC3's have had that mid range, stuttering issue. Usually just get poor fuel economy. But if you ride like you stole it they seem happy. Mine doesn't seem to have any power loss with the stock ECU. Been getting ok fuel Economy, but can twist the wrist and have on occasion and eco goes down, power still there... haven't had any races but those that have tried I can pull on them very easy.
That's been me, trying to justify the need, and all seems good with it and haven't decided to get one. Did the reset(battery disconnect) when I did the pipe and air filter. After letting it get warm checked exhaust bolts and they tightened little bit, no air leaks and the popping that is not too often but I have gotten it. hasn't been enough to scare me into getting processor yet. Also did the clutch switch unplugged, and 99% of popping is gone that route. But fuel eco was lowered in my low 40's on easy riding and mid 30's riding harder. Only thing that can't be done with unplugged is start in gear when clutch pulled. I ran few tanks that way and ended up plugging it back in as like I said popping is not often so why bother with fuel eco on the weaker end. I have almost 10,000 on this bike and all seems good. I have put over 5,000 on it since mothers day this year. Trying to get my groove back.