AMSOIL Octane Boost Offers a Solution AND Eliminates Carbon
Modern motorcycles are equipped with a knock sensor (well most are) that adjusts timing to compensate for low-octane gasoline and eliminate engine knock. Unfortunately, when timing is adjusted, you may experience…
- Rough idle
- Lack of throttle response
Often times the retarded timing is set for several seconds only to be looped back into delay instantly upon completion. This results in a common wretched riding experience.
Many bikers don’t even know this is occurring. Understanding engine knock, also known as detonation or pre-ignition, requires an understanding of octane, which is a standard measure of gasoline performance.
The three most common octane ratings include:
- Anti-Knock Index (AKI)
- Research Octane Number (RON)
- Motor Octane Number (MON)
AKI is the rating most bikers are familiar with. It’s typically displayed on gas pumps as the average of the fuel’s RON and MON. RON, however, is the most common industry rating.
Engine knock can cause piston damage
Gasoline’s RON is generally a few numbers higher than the AKI posted on the gas pump (e.g. 87 octane fuel, or regular pump gasoline, has a RON of about 91-92). The higher the octane, the more compression the fuel can withstand before igniting. Low-octane gas is susceptible to uncontrolled and early ignition in the combustion chamber. It causes a knocking or pinging sound, robs the engine of power and, left unchecked, can cause catastrophic piston damage.
Engine knock may be eliminated by using a higher-octane fuel. Alternatively, you can use a fuel additive designed to raise the fuel’s octane number.
The Easy Solution for Detonation.
Motorcycle Octane Boost offers a low-cost solution to engine detuning and helps maximize bike power and performance. It offers the
added benefits of maintaining engine and fuel-system cleanliness, with active detergents that help prevent deposits for improved efficiency.
- Maximizes power and efficiency
- Improves startup performance
- Eliminates engine ping or knock
Aside from the technical mumbo jumbo, at one point politicians we have entrusted allegedly with our vote have decided on standards of octane and taxes which effect the quality of the fuel available. So we have to work with what is available for high compression engines. As an AMSOIL Dealer and retailer and someone who has no personal use nor experience with the motorcycle octane boost, it is one of the most frequent products in our two stores. Actually it is the most frequent in the summertime. We also supply a local Harley Davidson dealership who would rather not sell anything w/o the official HD logo on it but they too end up calling every week for four more cases. Obvious this is a product customers need and enjoy.
As for the results customers do voice that it seems to assist even when they don’t think they need it but those who do know of the loss of power and issues while riding in intense heat speak of AMSOIL’s motorcycle octane boost’s relief in a major way to an issue which is just miserable to experience.