View Poll Results: What gasoline do you run?

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  • Reg/87

    2 12.50%
  • Mid/89

    3 18.75%
  • Prem/91-93

    11 68.75%
  • Turbo Blue

    0 0%
  • None - diesel or electric

    0 0%
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Thread: What gasoline do you run?

  1. #1
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    Default What gasoline do you run?

    I have always ran premium in my bikes... they usually always need it though..

    you?
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    always 89 min.or it sounds like a 70 vw on ethanol

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    I always run premium and avoid the pumps that have the signs stating "this much ethanol", The harley calls for it and so does my sled so thats what I run. I do know a lot of people who run regular unleaded in vehicles that recommend a higher octane rating.
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    Gold Wing calls for 87 octane and that's what I run. Purrs like a kitten. I do run Seafoam through it regularly though.

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    I always run premium in my bike and also when I had my snowmobile...dirt bike...jet ski...and 4 wheeler!

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    the wings run on 87 but I usually put mid-grade fuel in them
    william

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    My R6 was tuned for 89 and I ran 89. The R1 is tuned for anything so it runs shitty on anything less than 93. Sometimes I'll throw a half gallon of turbo blue in there - track days, hocking hills, deals gap, etc.

    VERY IMPORTANT THOUGH - to your wallet anyways. KNOW EXACTLY what your bike is tuned for. If it is tuned for 87 and you run 93 you are wasting money.

    And kids just because a car or truck says "Flex Fuel" doesn't mean you should ever, under any circumstances, run E85. Junk through and through. Fucks up the engine and kills your gas mileage. Gasman give them the low down please. I love the Gas master's incredibly detailed posts about gasoline and how it's made, works, etc. I'm all about the details and learning new things.
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    Bottom line on E85 is that your MPG goes to hell because there are less BTU's in ethonal than in gasoline. That means it has to burn a bunch more to make even close to similar power.

    That being said, I know a bunch of people on the interwebz that tune their turbo cars to run on E85 because you can get a higher octane.
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    -Chris
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    They tune their cars to run E85 for higher octane? You lost me?
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    The 85 is the % not the octane. Remember ethonal has a 110-114 octane rating.
    ^^My $0.02 not yours^^
    -Chris
    aka Gas Man

    "Why pay somebody else to fuck up your bike?"
    "Custom don't bolt on!"

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