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Old May 25th 2019, 03:29 PM   #1
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Highest octane 1299s can safely take ??????

What can a 2015 1299s handle for octane for the best performance
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Old May 25th 2019, 04:22 PM   #2
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Once the ignition timing meets its shortest delay, that’s all it can do and more octane really won’t give you much more power.
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Old May 25th 2019, 04:23 PM   #3
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Old May 26th 2019, 02:23 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by Sal1299s View Post
What can a 2015 1299s handle for octane for the best performance
As Rogue says. You can put whatever octane fuel you like in it but it won't make any difference unless you tune for it. Higher octane fuels burn slower so ignition timing must be advanced. The fuel system on the 1299 does not use feedback or any form of self tuning at high throttle openings so a new map must be created.

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Old May 26th 2019, 07:45 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Cosmik de Bris View Post
As Rogue says. You can put whatever octane fuel you like in it but it won't make any difference unless you tune for it. Higher octane fuels burn slower so ignition timing must be advanced. The fuel system on the 1299 does not use feedback or any form of self tuning at high throttle openings so a new map must be created.

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What if a rapid bike unit is installed? Will that system help? or would a new map still be needed?
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Old May 29th 2019, 01:49 AM   #6
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What if a rapid bike unit is installed? Will that system help? or would a new map still be needed?


Good question, my guess is yes. You will need something that can read a wide band 02 sensor.
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Old May 29th 2019, 03:27 AM   #7
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Good question, my guess is yes. You will need something that can read a wide band 02 sensor.
depends which model (EVO or Race) Rapid bike auto tunes within a range of parameters. if you running "high octane" then the full benefit of running this type of fuel wont be fully reached unless you pick a fuel and tune for it( ie playing with ignition timing) RB Race has dual map function you can do a hi octane tune and a normal street tune and switch between.

C16 is a common hi octane race fuel but being race fuel it has different burn character which needs to adjusted for.

why not just go E85? tune it right and you get far more gains than most common hi octane gasolines.
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Old May 29th 2019, 08:25 AM   #8
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depends which model (EVO or Race) Rapid bike auto tunes within a range of parameters. if you running "high octane" then the full benefit of running this type of fuel wont be fully reached unless you pick a fuel and tune for it( ie playing with ignition timing) RB Race has dual map function you can do a hi octane tune and a normal street tune and switch between.



C16 is a common hi octane race fuel but being race fuel it has different burn character which needs to adjusted for.



why not just go E85? tune it right and you get far more gains than most common hi octane gasolines.


I have looked into the RB module quite a bit looking for auto tune ability for a smoother ride in low RPM and highway speed. Iím on the highway a lot getting to the nice riding roads. Right now my 1299 bucks quite a bit. I have a lot of oxygenated gas here and finding pure 91 is not easy and itís not consistent. In the end I didnít think it was worth the trip, but if someone tells me different, it will be on my 1299S within 30 days.
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Originally Posted by AmpForE View Post
I have looked into the RB module quite a bit looking for auto tune ability for a smoother ride in low RPM and highway speed. Iím on the highway a lot getting to the nice riding roads. Right now my 1299 bucks quite a bit. I have a lot of oxygenated gas here and finding pure 91 is not easy and itís not consistent. In the end I didnít think it was worth the trip, but if someone tells me different, it will be on my 1299S within 30 days.
the RB will help with that.

in the city i can find 98octane very easy, soon as we go for a long ride 95oct if im lucky. but 95octane is more than fine.
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Old May 29th 2019, 05:36 PM   #10
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the RB will help with that.



in the city i can find 98octane very easy, soon as we go for a long ride 95oct if im lucky. but 95octane is more than fine.


What is your setup? Sorry for the semi hijack.
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