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Old 03-15-2007, 09:59 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I'm starting to lean toward a 2008 GSX with the 800R but i saw in the brochure that it mentions "Premium" for fuel. Can someone fill me in on this? There is not always premium available out on the trail. I'm betting this has been answered but i can't seem to put in the right search words.
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From everything I've read is that premium is recommended for top performance but the sensors will allow you to run regular gas. You will probably lose a little performance with retarded timing when running regular. Hope that answers your question.
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Old 03-15-2007, 10:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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thing gets amazing gas milage.. there are lots of performance cars that take premium as well. you can run regular in a pinch, but dont make it a habit...
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thing gets amazing gas milage.. there are lots of performance cars that take premium as well. you can run regular in a pinch, but dont make it a habit...[/b]
Not sure who told you about the milage, or maybe the MXZ's are going to be a lot better, but Summit 800R got almost exactly the same milage as my Dad's M7 EFI.
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Not sure who told you about the milage, or maybe the MXZ's are going to be a lot better, but Summit 800R got almost exactly the same milage as my Dad's M7 EFI.[/b]
The same gas mileage as an F7 EFI means it gets really bad gas mileage right?
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The same gas mileage as an F7 EFI means it gets really bad gas mileage right?[/b]
Right. Like 9-11 MPG on the trail.
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2006 p-tek get's approx 14-15 mpg, my bud & I are always within change of each other at fuel stops & we run hard most times, the older 800( blair morgan editions) get around 10-12mpg
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It doesnt hurt it any to run regular they reccomend premium for the mach z to and anytime we fill up at a gas station thats what we put in but putting regular in on the trails wont hurt it a bit.
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The same gas mileage as an F7 EFI means it gets really bad gas mileage right?[/b]
Its an M7 so its even worse than an F7. But assuming the trail sleds will have taller gearing then I would expect it to be similar to the F7. But this is only based off of three days of riding with two 800R's.
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800r's are getting better mileage than the cleanfire sleds that I do know for a fact. about 7 litres less in 100kms on the trail... or a gallon and a half less in 60miles for you there bluebear...

BTW they don't make the 700 zook anymore.... probably still should...
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