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  • 87 Octane - Regular

    28 54.90%
  • 89 Octane - Mid Grade

    2 3.92%
  • 91 Octane - Premium

    14 27.45%
  • Other

    7 13.73%
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    Re: What Octane gas do you use?

    MOM knows best. If MOM says regular, then regular it is. Also my bike has 53,000+ miles on it, if my bike were brand new I might care a bit more. On the flip side, running premium might extend the life of my bike even further... though I am not sure if that's anymore than a theory.

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    Re: What Octane gas do you use?

    My bike runs best on 87. It also runs best on ethanol free. The problem is that until 2 weeks ago, there was no 87 ethanol free around here...the only 100% gas was 93. We finally have a station carrying 87 octane no ethanol gas and my bike has never run so well. I think I just rolled over 34k too!
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    Re: What Octane gas do you use?

    I run 87 octane and have not had any problem with ethanol enriched fuel, except for decreased mileage.


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    Re: What Octane gas do you use? // w details as to why!

    Run what the mfg. calls for in the bike you are riding. Premium has nothing to do with power but is for anti knock in higher compression motors. A real waste of money for motors that run on regular.


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    Re: What Octane gas do you use? // w details as to why!

    Been running on regular 87 octane for 100k miles, no reason to change to premium. Just think how much money I have saved. I'm at 4500 feet and can reach up to 9000 feet on my rides.
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    Re: What Octane gas do you use? // w details as to why!

    98 RON Europe ( Portugal) we only have the option of 95 or 98.

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    Re: What Octane gas do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by dbldutch02 View Post
    Bear in mind the op and previous replies are in the states where they use AKI, than RON.
    You guys need to change to RON and metric !
    aki=ron
    87 = 91
    89 = 93
    91 = 95
    93 = 98
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    Re: What Octane gas do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by OZXJR View Post
    You guys need to change to RON and metric !
    aki=ron
    87 = 91
    89 = 93
    91 = 95
    93 = 98
    Math?


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    Re: What Octane gas do you use? // w details as to why!

    Even my dual sports gets 91, ethanol free if it's available. Otherwise 93 with plenty of that damn ethanol.

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    Re: What Octane gas do you use? // w details as to why!

    I'm in Europe and I use what the manual says -> 95 octane.

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