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How do I tell if this bike still has a Catalytic convertor.

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How do I tell if my bike still has a Catalytic convertor.
Would love to mix in some 108 leaded gasoline.

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You asked this question before and nobody replied to that so.....no, 750's did not have Cat's. Your bike needs tuning, not mixed fuels.

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How do I tell if my bike still has a Catalytic convertor.
Would love to mix in some 108 leaded gasoline.

What is the advantage of using higher Octane in your F4 ? It is more expensive.

I use a higher Octane in my 1980 Laverda Jota as the engine was designed for higher Octane fuels..Something to do with avoiding detonation and piston holing...

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well - I typically keep lots of 108 around for my old cars.
it will raise the octane level and lower the ethanol percentage.

just thought it "might help - can't hurt"
but if it will ruin the O2 sensor - then I just wont.

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but if it will ruin the O2 sensor - then I just wont.
You don't have an O2 sensor either.

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Sounds like a won't hurt-might help situation.

Taking the bike into service this week, after confirming with the dealer I may start to add 1 gallon of the 108 to my 4 gallons of 92.
it will increase the octane and reduce the ethanol.

My cars LOVE the 108. -
even the ones with the 10-1 compression - they just run better on the stuff.

LOL - the dealer said no 02 sensor, but yes Catalytic Convertor.
Not going to do anything until I speak to a Service technician who is actually looking at my bike.

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Higher octane rating is a reduction in energy of the fuel. Why would you want to do that if there is no benefit? It's simply burning money.

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Not that much extra - the 108 leaded is $3.74 per gallon more then 92 E10.
Just thought I would try it and see.
But if truly there was no benefit - then I wouldn't continue the practice.

The effect on the old cars is dramatic, and immediately noticeable.

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I would put the fuel in that the designers recommend.

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LOL - the dealer said no 02 sensor, but yes Catalytic Convertor.
Not going to do anything until I speak to a Service technician who is actually looking at my bike.
You asked the question, then obviously don't believe the answers, why do you bother??

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