Whizzer Gas Octane

Discussion in 'Whizzer Motorized Bicycles' started by WhizKidave, Jul 12, 2010.

  1. WhizKidave

    WhizKidave New Member

    What kind of gas is running in your whizzer? This question is more open to everyone. I used to run the lowest octane, 87. Now with all the mods and higher compression i'm thinking of running 89.
     

  2. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    You are still fine with the 87 octane even with the mods. The increase in compression (if you have one of Quenton's shaved heads) isn't high enough to make the change to a higher octane necessary.
    I have a 60-thousandths shaved head, lightened mushroom lifters, timing advanced, opened restrictor and the hi-flo exhaust insert, and I'm doing fine at 87 octane.
     
  3. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    Adding to my last post, a buddy of mine does use 100LL aviation fuel in his Whizzer, but he had a bunch of mods done and prefers to ride his at WOT all the time.
    One suggestion I will make is to try to find gas without ethanol in it. The gas with ethanol just gunks up everything in no time. If you cannot find gas without ethanol, make sure you put Sta-bil in the gas you do use. I even suggest that with the good gas as well.
     
  4. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    Who runs airplane fuel?? Wait, that's me :) I hate to admit it but Quenton did tell me that regular would run just as well.
     
  5. Quenton Guenther

    Quenton Guenther Motored Bikes Sponsor

    Hi Everyone,

    I use 87 in all my bikes including the really "hot" motors. The compression needs to be above 165 pounds for hi octane to work correctly.


    Have fun,
     
  6. RdKryton

    RdKryton Active Member

    I use 87 also but I try to get gas without ethanol. We still have a couple stations that have good gas.

    Jim
     
  7. whizzer48

    whizzer48 Member

    Not in Calif. Basic it what you can get at the pump. Keep in mind gas go bad 2 to 6 month if it seats.
     
  8. KilroyCD

    KilroyCD Active Member

    That's why you need to put Sta-Bil in it. It will keep it from going bad too quickly.
     
  9. Fulltimer

    Fulltimer Member

    All pumps around here have ethanol. I think the whole state does.

    Terry
     
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