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    399 44.14%
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    68 7.52%
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    Fuel Grade (regular, mid-range or premium)

    What fuel grade does everyone use?

    Regular, Mid-range or Premium?

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    Hippopotomonstrosesquiped Fuel Grade (regular, mid-range or premium) dean owens's Avatar
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    Re: Fuel Grade (regular, mid-range or premium)

    MOM says to use regular so that's good enough for me.
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    Re: Fuel Grade (regular, mid-range or premium)

    dont' wait your money on anything but a regular. But from what I've heard, avoid the ethanol BS as it reduces your mpg. Hard to avoid it though, it's EVERYWHERE!

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

    I've never had a problem with regular (87 octane). We have ethanol in our gas in MA, for winter storage we have to use the blue STABIL for ethanol.

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    Howie Mandel's evil twin Fuel Grade (regular, mid-range or premium) Erci's Avatar
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    Re: Fuel Grade (regular, mid-range or premium)

    Zero benefit to running anything, but regular, but many swear that they feel difference with premium. This has been covered several times.. replies are same every time too

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

    By using premium i can reduce the weight in my wallet and therefore go faster

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    Hippopotomonstrosesquiped Fuel Grade (regular, mid-range or premium) dean owens's Avatar
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    Re: Fuel Grade (regular, mid-range or premium)

    Quote Originally Posted by shuckle View Post
    By using premium i can reduce the weight in my wallet and therefore go faster
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    Re: Fuel Grade (regular, mid-range or premium)

    I switched to premium 2 years ago and felt a huge difference in engine smoothness in the infamous FZ6 "buzz range" between 6K and 7K rpms. My mechanical engineering mind tells me that this is likely due to the fact that higher octane is less volatile and probably ignites just a few milliseconds later than 87 octane resulting in a smoother power band...even if I'm loosing 0.5 hp.

    My father is a chemical engineer for a major oil company and there is more to "Premium fuel" than the octane rating. Premium fuel's from Shell, Exxon and BP have the maximum additive package which includes detergents that keep your engine and fuel system clean...it's not just hype...Premium has significantly more cleaning agents.

    Also the higher the fuel price, the better value premium become since it's always only about 25 cents/gallon higher than regular...that's only $1 per tank in the FZ6...I'm getting 55mpg commuting...I think I can afford an extra $1 per week to have a smoother, cleaner running FZ6.
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    Re: Fuel Grade (regular, mid-range or premium)

    I've been using premium simply because before I got a chance to check out my owner's manual I assumed any engine with a 12.4:1 compression (or whatever it is) would take premium... Then I saw the manual but I'm hesitant to "downgrade"... Eeehhhhh...

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

    I have never used anything but premium.. i know that it doesnt make a difference, but i feel better about it.. dont think there is any difference, but i have never used anything else... and the bike is worth it
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    +1 for Gearing Up!!

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