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Old 12-30-2011, 03:03 PM
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Most of the fuels out there now (I say most, certainly not all) are really geared toward offroad and short track onroad. They are perfectly fine for that but in my opinion and experience, they lack enough castor for 1/8th onroad on big tracks. If you are running on shorter tracks, any of the name brand fuels will work great for you. If you're going to a really big one, find one with at least 6% castor (that's 6% just for the castor, not 6% total and 7 might be even better) or add some castor to the fuel.

And just FYI, Byrons GenII 9% is only 4.5% castor.
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:14 AM
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Originally Posted by kyosho malaysia View Post
anybody tried RAPICON before? may give some opinion
I'm using both Rapricron and Tornado alternately, no needle adjustment needs. Tornado will give more mileage than Rap. Beware after oil shd be applied after using Tornado, it's using full castor oil, no syn. oil, the crank will be oxided easily. It's good for long high speed track never experienced broken conrod. But Rap did occasionally.
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Old 01-01-2012, 05:54 AM
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Originally Posted by beebone View Post
I'm using both Rapricron and Tornado alternately, no needle adjustment needs. Tornado will give more mileage than Rap. Beware after oil shd be applied after using Tornado, it's using full castor oil, no syn. oil, the crank will be oxided easily. It's good for long high speed track never experienced broken conrod. But Rap did occasionally.
if i'm not mistaken tornado blend with lower % of castor oil,after bashing you can find that the engine inside is quite dry and keep for fews day it rusted,but rapicon it not rusty within a few day and less smoke because of they using synthetic oil,also the price cheaper.
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Old 01-01-2012, 12:34 PM
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It rusts? Are you sure? I got my zxr and xzr engines both running on Tornado 25%. Ran through 5 liters of fuel already and the engine compression is still tight. absolutely NO rust when using after run oil. they fire up with one hit of the starter box
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:00 PM
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I have used Byrons from day one, with no issues.
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Old 01-02-2012, 05:15 AM
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Originally Posted by BigBellyCat View Post
It rusts? Are you sure? I got my zxr and xzr engines both running on Tornado 25%. Ran through 5 liters of fuel already and the engine compression is still tight. absolutely NO rust when using after run oil. they fire up with one hit of the starter box
i means without after run oil tornado getting rust faster than rapicon.
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i saw a few responses from the Florida contingent but no one even mentioned Maxy's fuel. we used to use it with great results but several LHS were unable to get it any more. is there any info out there as to where the heck it went? >>>>> \__>
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i saw a few responses from the Florida contingent but no one even mentioned Maxy's fuel. we used to use it with great results but several LHS were unable to get it any more. is there any info out there as to where the heck it went? >>>>> \__>
I THINK HE STOPED MAKING IT
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There is an article posted in the KB about fuel and a set of question and answer questions at the bottom. Good info no matter what fuel you ultimately choose.

http://nitrokb.netne.net/engines/werksracingfuel.html
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