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This part versus that part rant!

This part versus that part rant!
« on: September 12, 2017, 08:31:05 AM »
I have observed on various forums when comparing new and improved parts with old that good logic is hardly ever applied. For example, my NEW sliders outperform my used rollers. Or my NEW iridium plug was a dramatic improvement over my used standard plug. Or my NEW K&N filter totally blows away my used OEM filter! Am I the only one that sees a pattern here? New parts usually perform better than older ones. Duh.
 

scooterwolf

Re: This part versus that part rant!
« Reply #1 on: September 13, 2017, 04:51:04 AM »
Good point. I think a real rant would be if an old part out performed a new one.

- Wolf
 

Re: This part versus that part rant!
« Reply #2 on: September 13, 2017, 07:56:44 AM »
Hey Wolf. That is usually the case when I buy after-market parts!
 

CROSSBOLT

Re: This part versus that part rant!
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2017, 07:46:35 PM »
Y'know, I never thought of that! But doesn't it kinda depend on how old the old parts are? This could be a lot like people SWEARING that 92 octane makes their 87 octane engine run better!

Karl
Karl
 

Re: This part versus that part rant!
« Reply #4 on: September 26, 2017, 04:54:38 AM »
Unfortunately Karl most of the new Chinese parts are actually worse than the old worn originals! As far as gas goes, most people dont realize that boosting the octane actually slows how fast the fuel burns. (ethanol is a natural octane booster) If the engine isn't designed for high octane usage, there is little to no benefit using it. Otherwise I would be putting AVfuel in my Helix.
 

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Re: This part versus that part rant!
« Reply #5 on: October 05, 2017, 07:47:39 AM »
I didn't actually realise that.
But is it still a benefit to use the likes of v power if your engine is designed for it?
 

Re: This part versus that part rant!
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2017, 07:18:13 AM »
If your scooter  calls for premium by all means use it. Otherwise in my opinion you're just wasting money.