Thank you sir, this is good to know.I have tried both to see if there was a diference. What I found was that I would use up the premium 92 faster than the 87 Octane. The bike seemed to run a little better on (87) but not that much of a difference.So I use the 87 most of the time but run a tank of 92 once in a while.
That's some interesting numbers, and is huge on long trips, will remember this. Do you ever use any fuel additives?I always get better mileage from 87 octane than 91 or 93. Every single time. And noticeably too, like 3-4 mpg better, easily. A common misconception "premium" literally means "better" but if your bike doesn't need such a cold-burning fuel, you're just throwing money away.
Hi Vic, looking at those engine mods you have I'm gonna guess that your bike was set up to produce more power not more fuel economy. Your not gonna see those kind of numbers on your bike. I'm sure your fuel consumption can be tweaked some and your numbers will come up a bit but not drastically.wow 53 mpg I need to get my bike checked my light turns on at 121.5
My light comes on about 210 - 220 miles and she will begin sucking air around 260-270 miles. never been modded.Hey VicFlo, the light on the 900 Classic turns on somewhere not too far below half-full. That's just another Kawasaki design flaw like the speedometer error. There is a fix posted on one of these forums to change where the tank low light comes on by adding resistance to the circuit. If you can't find it and really want to do the fix I can probably come up with it.
It does this be retarding the timing and adding more fuel (because more fuel means a colder combustion chamber). By your reasoning, you are willing to sacrifice power and fuel mileage to save 50 cents a tank?I asked my dad, and his explanation worked for me. He said the only reason you need to run premium is to ward off detonation. These engines have a knock sensor, so if there were detonation, the computer would adjust the fuel accordingly, so why pay for more expensive gas if you dont have to.....
well thanks Roy I still feel like I'm missing a lil bit somewhere lol. But it won;t stop me from riding every day.Hi Vic, looking at those engine mods you have I'm gonna guess that your bike was set up to produce more power not more fuel economy. Your not gonna see those kind of numbers on your bike. I'm sure your fuel consumption can be tweaked some and your numbers will come up a bit but not drastically.