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    100K Mile Member Fuel Grade (regular, mid-range or premium) VEGASRIDER's Avatar
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    Re: Fuel Grade (regular, mid-range or premium)

    59,000 miles on regular and still rolling!

    If I spent an extra dollar per fillup using premium like others have been doing, I would have just thown $400 away. Yeah, a dollar isn't much, but it does add up. I did not notice any significant gain or loss using premium for mpg.
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    Re: Fuel Grade (regular, mid-range or premium)

    i am sure the manufacturer knows what fuel is best for the bike. unless you are running forced induction on your bike (turbo, nitrous, etc) you are wasting your $ with the premium fuel.

    Now on my car, running a custom tune with a supercharger, smaller pulley (+4.5psi), meth and nitrous and slightly advanced timing I run premium with klotz when racing. that combo with the raised octane from the meth= a lot of fun.
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    Re: Fuel Grade (regular, mid-range or premium)

    I will generally run reg for two fills then one of premium. I do this because of the additives in this grade which help clean the system. Just my technique.
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    Re: Fuel Grade (regular, mid-range or premium)

    I use premium always had and always will, just my preference.

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    Re: Fuel Grade (regular, mid-range or premium)

    I use regular, just because I bought the bike to save on gas and it would be stupid to spend more per gallon on gas when there is no gain. MPG's and FUN, that's what its about.

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    Re: Fuel Grade (regular, mid-range or premium)

    It's interesting to me that people say that the manufacturer would know best what fuel to use in their motorcycle, but I'd suspect that it's these same people who drop a bunch more money on fancy synthetic oil of whatever weight they prefer despite the fact that the manual simply calls for...whatever it calls for... Not trying to cut anybody down, just making observations...

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    I started using premium when I bought the bike. After reading about not real benefits about it I started using regular.

    Regarding MPG, I believe I lost some after changing the stock exhaust and it seems I lost some more after changing from premium to regular gas


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    Re: Fuel Grade (regular, mid-range or premium)

    Quote Originally Posted by AngelFZ View Post
    Regarding MPG, ... it seems I lost some ... after changing from premium to regular gas
    what do you mean by seems? did you track your milage enough before and after to run the numbers? i'd be interested in how much you actually lost and if it's still a better buy with the cheaper gas. or if you save money by buying premium and getting better milage.
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    Re: Fuel Grade (regular, mid-range or premium)

    if its between 1-4 mpg of a gain or loss.. i accept that as the cost of having a bike.. some days im throttle heavy, some days not.. it would be worth tracking for the whole season (or 2 or 3) just to see what i average when im just going out and having fun vs taking the bike on a motocamp trip...
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    The "seems" is precisely because I was not really tracking the miles.
    I reset the tripmeter (A) counter to zero after every fill up but it is not fair to compare:

    The stock bike would give me some 220-230 miles
    Then I changed the exhaust and the numbers went to the 200+ range (with premium gas).
    After changing to regular gas it went to the 200- range.

    Keep in mind I'm not an aggressive rider but now I'm riding more agressibly than when I just got the bike (in terms of acceleration) so since the overall riding conditions (the bike and the way I'm riding now) have changed, it is nor fair to do a simple comparison.


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