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Re: R1150RA Question No. 1: Gasoline Octane?

On Mon, 7 Feb 2005 11:19:32 -0500, you wrote:

>Tom Cutter wrote:
>>I use 91 in my R1100S and have experienced  detonation using 89.
>Seconded. The local Sunoco happily provides 94 octane and I use it
>exclusively. I too have experienced detonation when trying to save pennies.
>John D

According to BMW USA website, the R1100S has a compression ratio of

The R1150R (and R1100R) sports a 10.3:1 ratio.  It should do fine with
a lower octane than the S.  

I normally run 89 in my R1100R.  I've never had any ping, ever.   When
gas hit >$2.00/gal, I switched to 87.  It never pinged on that either.


Wayne Woodruff


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