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How To Reverse Bleed The Brake Systems On Your Dirt Bike - Featured

How To Reverse Bleed The Brake Systems On Your Dirt Bike

How To Reverse Bleed, Fill Or Replace The Brake Fluid On Your Dirt Bike. Bleeding Tools And Supplies: Two large syringes Hose Zip Ties Handy Wire Towels Brake Cleaner 8mm Wrench. Prep your bike by wrapping the brake caliper and reservoir in a towel, and removing the reservoir cap. Attach your hose to your filling…

Looking Past Octane - Featured

Looking Past Octane – High Ratings Don’t Always Mean High Performance

If you’ve been around powersports for any length of time, you’ve probably heard a lot of misinformation when it comes to choosing fuel. You might hear things like “high octane fuels burn slower,” or “motors that aren’t built for high octane can’t benefit from high octane fuels.”

More Alcohol Does Not Mean More Octane

More Alcohol Does Not Mean More Octane!

There is a lot of debate over alcohol blended fuel octane ratings, but due to the limits of standardized testing equipment, you cannot measure the octane of alcohol. The ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) only allows the use of carburetors on Cooperative Fuel Research Engines (CFR). Of course, these…

High vs Low Octane Fuel Stability

High vs Low Octane Fuel Stability

Octane is the most discussed property when it comes to gas. It’s no shock because choosing octane of gasoline is the single option the buyer has, besides what station or brand from which to purchase. In this article, we will concentrate on the stability of standard octane pump fuels (87 and 93) and what you […]

What Does "Specific Gravity" Mean For Fuel?

What Does “Specific Gravity” Mean For Fuel?

Specific Gravity is the density difference between one substance and the density of a different substance used as a benchmark. Water is the benchmark for liquids and solids, while hydrogen or “air” being the measurement for gases.

How Are Octane Ratings Tested?

How Are Octane Ratings Tested?

The most reliable way of testing the octane value of a fuel is to use a CFR (Cooperative Fuel Research) engine (AKA knock engine). The CFR testing method was developed in the 1920s as a reliable way to measure octane levels, and the ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) still uses is to this day. Not the exact came engine though.

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