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fuel 85 or 95 for 1150 GS & F 650

Hi,

we are leaving Europe soon for SA.
thinking about the possible "diference" between Europe & SA we reconigize the octaan nr. of the fuel.
Who drove a 1150 GS (not the adveture, buildt 2003) thru SA and how did you handle the low octean nr.?
Same question for the F 650 (1cylinder, built 2001)
Do we have to worry?

I don't thing so, but it would help me to get some advice.

kind regards,
ils
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fuel 95 in Argentina is mostly known as "Super". Use it without fear, it's a very good one. The 85 is known as "comun or common in enligsh" and when you are reaching Ushuaia it is very hard to found it.
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I run F650 Dakar 2002 without the catalytic converter to enable to use leaded. Runs on everything leaded/unleaded good stuff/poor stuff.
Carry some octane booster and injector cleaner - works cleaning up multi fuel stoves too (the latter that is)
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thanks for the reply, As far as I can see I thing the most countries are ok. mayby Bolivia can give some problems?

onther reactions are still welcome.

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