Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Fontana, CA, USA
Improvements from Octane Boost
I've been putting octane boost in with every tank for a few weeks now, and just wanted to report the increase in smooth running operation, drastically reduced knock at low RPM (to the point I would nearly call it non-existent), and much better response when hitting the throttle after deceleration down to about 2-3k RPM.
I found you need to use Octane Boosters that use MMT(methylcyclopentadienyl manganese tricarbonyl). I personally like "The Outlaw" because it comes in four 3.5 oz bottles, and I use half of one bottle for each tank. The instructions say I could use less since one bottle can supposedly do 20 gallons, but I'm not convinced because I notice at the end of the tank the bike doesn't run as good as when it's full.
I pay something like $11-$12 for four 3.5 oz bottles, so that translates to about $1.50/tank. I stock-up at Auto Zone and carry a few bottles with me at all times.
I'm not looking for a debate about this subject, but I figure there might be a few who haven't thought about octane boosters, or have tried them and didn't use MMT's and found them less than inspiring for the added cost.
Take care! Happy new YEAR!