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Is there ever really any need for fuel additives for the 1150RT? Stuff like fuel injector cleaner, octane boost? For that matter what about oil additives like slick 50 and the hundreds of other magic potions?

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Is there ever really any need for fuel additives for the 1150RT? Stuff like fuel injector cleaner, octane boost? For that matter what about oil additives like slick 50 and the hundreds of other magic potions?

Slick 50?? Surely you jest! That stuff is pure snake oil. Dupont (the supplier of their teflon) tried to stop selling the stuff to them because they said it was absolutely useless in this application. Slick 50 won because they says this was an infringement on their right to do business. The only thing it is good for is clogging your oil filter. Dupont INSISTS that there is no way their teflon can "bond" to engine parts. For that matter, it is a moot point since other than cam lobes and piston rings, there are no parts in the motor where metal rubs against metal in the first place; there is always an oil film between! Anyone who thinks Slick 50 will deposit itself on THESE parts is delusional.

 

Octane booster is absolutely useless in a bike that runs without preignition on normal gas.

 

BMW specifically and emphatically warns against all oil additives.

 

Only injector cleaner MAY be useful in the unlikely event your injectors get clogged. But then, all gasolines have this already in them. If you somehow feel you cannot live without wasting money on additives, then Techron injector cleaner from Chevron (which is already in their gas) can be bought and is the best of the bunch.

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