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Old 11-21-2009, 03:23 PM   #1
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I know it seems like a silly question but I just got an 06 Virago 250 and I was wondering if I should use regular gas or do I need to use some of the higher octane stuff?
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Old 11-21-2009, 03:26 PM   #2
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Regular stuff is fine. There is a thread somewhere around here about it already. On my phone, cant link to it but I'm sure someone will shortly.
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I know it seems like a silly question but I just got an 06 Virago 250 and I was wondering if I should use regular gas or do I need to use some of the higher octane stuff?
The owners manual will specify or call a dealer and ask. Probably regular will be fine.
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The owners manual will specify or call a dealer and ask. Probably regular will be fine.


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AJ, you use 89 or your bike or 93? What's the owners manual call for?
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AJ, you use 89 or your bike or 93? What's the owners manual call for?
I run 87... Manual says 87 or better. I believe 750-1000 are 90 and better.
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just run what the manual says, if you cant afford the extra $2 you dont need to be riding anyways.
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, i wouldn't run less than 93 in my R6! High performance vehicles call for higher performance gas. no matter the science behind it. go put 87 into your lambo and see how it runs!
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I think the 2fiddy calls for high octane as well. , now I have to double check for sure.

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Yeah I don't have an owner's manual and just was checking with folks that might know.
Seems there's not a consensus though. Anyone have a manual?
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, i wouldn't run less than 93 in my R6! High performance vehicles call for higher performance gas. no matter the science behind it. go put 87 into your lambo and see how it runs!

Depends on how its built. Higher octane is controlled burn. If your bike isnt designed to work with a slower burn then you arent improving anything. My busa was peppier w 87 then higher octanes. I ran a pcm, full single exhaust, bmc, ignition, pair valve removal, airbox mod 2. Still wasnt enough to require 93 octane for added performance or detonation protection.
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, i wouldn't run less than 93 in my R6! High performance vehicles call for higher performance gas. no matter the science behind it. go put 87 into your lambo and see how it runs!
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http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=114922
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Personally I run premium because thats what my manual calls for. Call up a dealer and ask the tech department what fuel to run if you cant find a manual.

PS, the difference between regular and premium is usually about .20/gallon. in a 4 gallon tank thats an 80 cent difference per fill up.
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Why assume the cost is a problem? I can afford premium but I don't want to pay for something I don't need.
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Why assume the cost is a problem? I can afford premium but I don't want to pay for something I don't need.
Should list it in your manual. Mine is a 600SS and calls for 87 or better. Im pretty sure the 250 will be better off on 87
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Yeah I don't have an owner's manual and just was checking with folks that might know.
Seems there's not a consensus though. Anyone have a manual?
try calling a dealer or Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited 713-444-0545
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try calling a dealer or Patrick at Motorcycles Unlimited 281-444-0545
Fixed And my best guess would be 87 octane gas, based on the lower RPM and torquier power curve. Try your best to stick to a top tier gas company to purchase your gas from (shell, chevron, exxon, etc..).
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