Keep in mind that as altitude goes up octane requirement goes down, that is why no 93 in the Mile High City only 91.
It would be good to know if you put Stage 2 back in, and test it with Chevron, or Shell V Power. You've gone so far, why not give your effort a chance to succeed? And this forum a chance to learn something, check it out, and have humanity profit?I just reloaded Stage 1 and went for a ride. Rolled onto WOT and did not hear any pinging with Stage 1. I'll try to stick with Shell or Chevron out here going forward. I can live without Stage 2. The bike makes plenty of snort even without a tune, I just wanted to get rid of the lazy throttle response.
As has been stated, if you only have access to 91 in your area, you might want to seriously reconsider running stage 2. Had I not gone for a ride without ear plugs, I may have never noticed that my bike was pinging under load, which is a little distressing.
I think going forward, I will most likely pass on tunes just for the peace of mind.
IDK. I've had more sinus issues after moving to AZ. Also, they don't have Sunoco here. Or Exxon. I think we get our fuel from CA, which has it's own pollution issues.That is because in NY you can squeeze one to two octane right out of the air. NJ is good for another four.
Why would you willingly put 85 octane in your bike without carrying octane booster?Not sure I would call that "lean". Low maybe. If the bike isn't suffering from pre detonation then adding octane booster will only lighten your wallet and really isn't needed. Besides, adding half a tank of 85 to a a previous fill of 91 will still put you at 87-88. The most common times you only find 85 is at elevation where you can't run the motor as hard as you might at lower elevations.
Get a good humidifier for your home is is fairly dry here as well and I have sinus issues as well and after adding a humidifier I'm a lot better, not as good as when in Hawaii though. 🤣IDK. I've had more sinus issues after moving to AZ. Also, they don't have Sunoco here. Or Exxon. I think we get our fuel from CA, which has it's own pollution issues.
Good point. I'll give it a try, and post results. The fuel I had in the tank was 91 octane from Mobil.It would be good to know if you put Stage 2 back in, and test it with Chevron, or Shell V Power. You've gone so far, why not give your effort a chance to succeed? And this forum a chance to learn something, check it out, and have humanity profit?
2018 B and it had 38K on the clock running the Bren stage 2 map. Now Bren states that I reported that I didn't hear any pinging and that's true except for the fact that I have severe tinnitus and probably didn't hear it. The fact that the ecm will catch detonation and retard the timing to stop it is correct. But as in every case each time it detonates is a bad thing whether it continues or not doesn't matter the fact that it had detonation is where the problem exists and how many detonations does it take to break a ring land can anyone answer that question...............................
Yup. I know it’s out there. I just am not aware of 93 octane being premium. The few stations I chacked on that map that I know of, carry racing fuel (VP) which is why they are on that list. My point, which may have been mistaken, is that California is not the reason the OP cannot find 93 octane, that the OP merely needs to look for racing fuel.
Is it possible to get the 'early fans' with Stage 1? I would like the fan on my 2018 to come on a little sooner than it does. Been considering adding a manual switch to turn it on when I want, but if it can be included in my Stage 1 tune (being Iron Butters, we do not use Stage 2. 🤣) that would be pretty cool, no pun intended.And secondly the stage 2 map. The stage 2 map incorporates all the stage 1 fixes but adds some extra power (added ignition), more throttle changes, early fans and more,