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    87 octane question

    Hey guys,

    I recently purchased a 2011 ultra 300x and have it on a dock at the lake. The only gas available at the lake is 87 octane. I know that I need at least 91 octane. Is there an additive that you suggest to boost the overall level?

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    I would bring my own gas in 5 gallon jugs.


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    Bring 4 five gallon jugs of 93 or half if you ride a lot less ,don't trust those octane boost additives on a regular basis..

    remember ski will get you 50-55 miles @approx. 13 gallons before buzzer goes off then you have another 7 gallons for maybe 25-30 miles so figure 80 miles of riding on a full tank to start and get back..
    But how you ride and if you use the ECO mode or ride full throttle often can make a 10-15 % difference in full consumption ..

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    good deal. The problem is that we may stay at the lake for days with friends and family and will go through a few tanks of gas that would equate to several trips to the nearest gas station. I assume it would be okay to put half 93 octane from gas can and half 87 octane from the lake gas to avoid so many trips?

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    Get a rolling fuel caddy or have more gas cans. I currently have 8 5 gallon cans that I use. My reason for that is because I use non ethanol gas in my skis and lawn equipment and the nearest place to get non ethanol fuel is 35 miles away.

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    dont assume anything i would not recommend mixing nor adding any octane boosters, maybe you best buy another brand of ski more suited to your problem. these skis dont like fuel to be messed with, the mapping is very tight and not much room for cheap ass fuel..


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    You need a bunch of gas cans. The more the better. Take them with you any way you can and fill with high octane! If you have to go to a gas station twice a day it just means you're having a lot of fun!

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    You will be sorry when you put in cheap fuel and break the pistons.... You could have bought a non supercharged model and run 87 octane no problem. My lake sells 93 octane at the marina and I don't even trust buying it, no brand or anything. I only fill up with Exxon or Shell 93.


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    the simple FACT is mixing fuel and or trying snake oil octane boost may seem like a good cheap way around the problem ..

    But i promise you shit fuel will always be shit fuel

    and an engine is WAY dearer than a little extra in fuel costs

    Waz

    " NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU POLISH A TERD .......ITS STILL A TERD AS THEY SAY "

    AND IF IT WAS ADVISABLE TO MIX FUEL , kAWI WOULD TELL YOU IN THE MANUAL HOW TO DO IT !!!!!!!!!!
    GUESS WHAT THEY DONT ......WHICH MEANS THEY DONT TRUST IT EAITHER

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    Buy a cheap trailer and take it to town and fill it

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