July 31, 2007How much oil is ok to be in the intake? I just got back from a pretty long ride, 800 miles in a little over 2 days. I took off the filter to blow out some butterflies and other creatures that had gotten stuck on it and noticed oil inside the intake. I have heard some oil is normal but how much?
Also, does higher octane gas make the bike run hotter or does the cheap stuff make it run hotter? While on the trip I put 89 octane in once by mistake and the bike seemed to run hot. This morning I filled up with 93 octane and not only did I notice a change in performance but it seems to run smoother and cooler than before.