MotoHouston.com MotoHouston.com
Register Members List Member Map Media Calendar Garage Forum Home Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MotoHouston.com > General Discussion > General Discussion (Moto Related)
Forgot info?

Welcome to MotoHouston.com! You are currently viewing our forums as a guest which gives you limited access to the community. By joining our free community you will have access to great discounts from our sponsors, the ability to post topics, communicate privately with other members, respond to polls, upload content, free email, classifieds, and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free, join our community!

Register Today!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact us.


FREE MH Decals by MAIL!

Advertisement

View Poll Results: what is your gas station?
Chevron 30 30.00%
Conoco 1 1.00%
Exxon 10 10.00%
Mobil 3 3.00%
Shell 60 60.00%
Texaco 3 3.00%
Valero 16 16.00%
Multiple Choice Poll. Voters: 100. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
Share This Thread: 
Subscribe to this Thread Thread Tools
Old 01-27-2012, 04:03 PM   #21
Joshua42007
Senior Member
 
Joshua42007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 3,627

Experience: 1-3 months

Bike(s):
06' GSX-R 1000









Shell

The larger chains clean and inspect the tanks that the fuel is stored in.
Joshua42007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Similar Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Guy got jumped at a gas station mathews Off Topic 22 07-12-2011 09:44 PM
turning into a gas station!! Grinchy General Discussion (Moto Related) 23 07-09-2009 01:23 PM
Screw this Gas Station... Ulric The Circus 45 06-23-2008 06:11 PM
Gas Station Thread! Greenway Smokey General Discussion (Moto Related) 22 04-11-2006 01:59 PM
Advertisement
Old 01-27-2012, 04:04 PM   #22
AngusTEx
Hang the up & DRIVE
 
AngusTEx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 297

Experience: 2 years

Bike(s):
Honduh









Any well-name station that's the cheapest at the time like those in the poll and others since they pretty much get their gas from the same refinery and tanks. So I've heard.

I avoid the run down or shady no name stations.
__________________
ATGATT
AngusTEx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 04:06 PM   #23
derekvercher
Senior Member
 
derekvercher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: china tx
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 188

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
1998 honda cbr 600 f3
2003 honda cr250r
yamaha pw50







v power.
derekvercher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 04:22 PM   #24
Rallo
The Shogun. Sho'nuff!
 
Rallo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: 290 & hwy 6
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 819

Experience: 9 years

Bike(s):
2007 Ninja 650R









My top pick is Chevron and Shell is my backup.
__________________
"Life is a marathon and you cannot win a marathon without putting a few bandaids on your nipples!" -Harken
Rallo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 04:35 PM   #25
Joshua42007
Senior Member
 
Joshua42007's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 3,627

Experience: 1-3 months

Bike(s):
06' GSX-R 1000









I got these comments from another forum in regards to gas stations,

Quote:
Most shells are trash owned by shady people, if you buy a drink check the date. Exxon just sold all of their gas stations to timewise or starstop. Timewise is legit, starstop seems to be good too. Valero is good only if its a corporate store, the way you can tell is if it says Valero corner stop on their board. Most texaco stations are owned by mom and pops, same with Conoco Phillips. Chevrons are mostly owned by individuals but chevron is very strict with their stores and won't let any shady happen. I only fill up at chevrons because of this.
Quote:
I also try to find stations with the least ethanol content which can be a pain, some say... "contains up to 10% ethanol" vs exxon "CONTAINS 10% ethanol"
Joshua42007 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 04:41 PM   #26
Se7eN73
2 yrs and still learning:
 
Se7eN73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: SW H-Town
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 121

Experience: 2 years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2007 GSX-R 750









Shell

Sent from my Evo 4G using Tapatalk
__________________
aka(CosmicPanda)
Se7eN73 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 04:59 PM   #27
agg2001
Agg Racing
 
agg2001's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Tomball, TX
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 807

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2007 R6 (track)









Send a message via AIM to agg2001 Send a message via MSN to agg2001 Send a message via Yahoo to agg2001
the cheapest, that's not "x-brand"
__________________
Ride Smart

"Losers always whine about their best. Winners go home and **** the prom queen."
agg2001 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 05:06 PM   #28
Squoddybody
This is me.
 
Squoddybody's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Hillbilly
Feedback Rating: (5)
Posts: 22,185

Experience: 8 years
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
Custom 2003 SV650






I fill up based on convenience, and it depends on which direction I'm going. I chose Conoco, because that's the one I use when I'm on the way home (59 north). If I'm headed downtown, then I stop at the Chevron because it's on the feeder before I get on the highway. If I'm going west across the 242, then I stop at Flyin J.

Gas is gas; it makes my bike and car go. I have no brand loyalty - what have they done for me?
__________________
THIS is me on my motorcycle. Any Questions?

follow me on IG - squoddybody
Squoddybody is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 05:13 PM   #29
cuong-nutz
Resident 250 guru
 
cuong-nutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Feedback Rating: (9)
Posts: 4,569

Experience: 1-3 months

Bike(s):
Ninjer 250









Whatever is cheaper and it's usually Krogers.
cuong-nutz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 06:06 PM   #30
KEITH HUBBARD
JOKERMAN
 
KEITH HUBBARD's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: houston \ flatonia
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 1,489

Experience: 10+ years

Bike(s):
1300 V STAR YAMAHA
KZ 650 KAWASAKI
HONDA CB 550
TS125 SUZUKI
HARLEY DAVIDSON 50






Cool

Shell mostly for me , but if I near a good Chevron , it is them for sure.
There are two Shell station by my house & one on the way from work , so that is why I use mostly Shell.
On the weekends when I am on a ride , it is Chevron.
*** regardless of the brand of gas, it is premium gas for sure. ***
__________________
Some people call me the space cowboy ,some people call me the gangster of love ...... :nod

Last edited by KEITH HUBBARD; 01-27-2012 at 06:10 PM.
KEITH HUBBARD is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 06:32 PM   #31
Princess
MH's ex fake mod
 
Princess's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Clear Lake
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 7,982

Experience: 6 years
Trackdays: 4

Bike(s):
06 ZX-6R
09 Santa Cruz SL
Serotta Legend Ti







Send a message via AIM to Princess
Top tier for the bike. Whatever for my car. Luckily there is both a Shell and a Chevron within 1/2 mile from my house.
Princess is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 06:43 PM   #32
lazyhomie
Member
 
lazyhomie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Houston
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 26

Experience: 1 year

Bike(s):
00 zx6r









Its usually kroger or randalls for me. I'm always around them since I'm a vendor that services them. Usuakky kroger is cheaper.
lazyhomie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 06:54 PM   #33
ivancuriel
Sancho Pedotes
 
ivancuriel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Feedback Rating: (4)
Posts: 647

Experience: 1-3 months
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2009 Yamaha R6 Raven.
2012 Yamaha R1 Moto GP Edition





Shell 93 only for the bike

Exxon/Chevron/Shell or sometimes Valero for my truck.
ivancuriel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 06:55 PM   #34
Smart Shark
The Prodigal 250 Rider
 
Smart Shark's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Alief
Feedback Rating: (2)
Posts: 1,241

Experience: 1 year
Trackdays: 1

Bike(s):
2015 Kawasaki Ninja 650
2006 Honda CBR600RR (RIP)
2012 Kawasaki Ninja 250R (RIP)







I just keep peeing into my gas tank. It keeps on running...
__________________
Maybe, some day, one of my vehicles will work properly.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Thayleal View Post
Hmmm the prodigal 250 rider returns...
Smart Shark is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 06:57 PM   #35
jimrad
Moderate pace forever .
 
jimrad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Bucee's
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 6,872

Experience: 10+ years
Trackdays: 7











I usually steal my neighbors lawnmower gas..
jimrad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 07:07 PM   #36
Stryker
Senior Member
 
Stryker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Richmond Ave 2 blocks west of the beltway
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 483

Experience: 8 years

Bike(s):
08 GSXR 750
04 Gsxr 600 (wrecked and sold)
97 gsxr 750 (sold)
02 400EX (sold)
05 cbr 1000 (sold)






My personal favorite is QUick Trip.. they are the best gas station ive ever been too but there arent any around here. so i would say and voted shell as my 2nd fav
Stryker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 07:29 PM   #37
gueroaero
@ shcool
 
gueroaero's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: H-Town
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 786

Experience: 5 years

Bike(s):
Vulcan 1500









Quick Trips were awesome...

But here, Bucees.
__________________
Don't ask for an easier life, ask to be a stronger person in the life you have.
gueroaero is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-27-2012, 07:45 PM   #38
coreyTLS
Senior Member
 
coreyTLS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: spring
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 273

Experience: 3 years

Bike(s):
1998 Suzuki TL1000s
2000 Suzuki DR-Z400
1996 Kawasaki KX60
1980 honda CB900c bobber






Quote:
Originally Posted by TeleRomeo View Post
Shell... I use it for the product not convenience and not for cost.
x2
__________________
Two is greater than four.
coreyTLS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 01:31 PM   #39
lucydad
Senior Member
 
lucydad's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Houston area
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 855

Experience: 1 year

Bike(s):
2012 Moto Guzzi V7 Racer
2007 Kawasaki EX 500
1971 Honda 175 Scrambler
1967 Honda Mini Trail 50
1966 Honda Super 90






The Shell 93 has nitrogen additives: it might help defeat the negative effects of the ethanol? I dunno, that info is above my pay grade, even though I prospect, drill and find the "stuff" for a living....
lucydad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-28-2012, 03:50 PM   #40
Snarky
Eisen-Schwein!
 
Snarky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Houston/Lake Jackson
Feedback Rating: (0)
Posts: 248

Experience: 3 years

Bike(s):
'12 R1200 GS ADV
'09 Versys
'01 XT 225 (sold) :(


Member Garage


Quote:
Originally Posted by lucydad View Post
The Shell 93 has nitrogen additives: it might help defeat the negative effects of the ethanol? I dunno, that info is above my pay grade, even though I prospect, drill and find the "stuff" for a living....

Please note: I'm not attacking you, or even shell really, I'm just stating my limited knowledge of the subject with my conclusions on what they are trying to do. Please don't take offense.

I feel that the 'Nitrogen Additives' in Shell fuel are borderline useless.

You know what else has nitrogen additives?
Air. It's 78% Nitrogen. In fact it's kind of a problem. The when nitrogen is exposed to combustion it creates NO. Also known as NOx, nitrous oxide, laughing gas, and "dat sweet air in whippits". By weight per unit it is 300 times worst than CO2 as a greenhouse gas and is one of the exhaust emissions that make smog visible and that creates acid rain (but not the only one). It's one of the reasons catalytic convertors exist for petrol cars, and it is 'the' reason new diesels have to run diesel exhaust fluid (urea), and why -at many other seaports- ships can no longer idle or burn heavy fuel oil. It's not oxygen, so it's not useful in combustion, just an annoying molecule that causes problems.

I believe the nitrogen in shell gasoline is a weird Nitrogen atom or molecule attached to a hydrocarbon molecule to create a detergent. Detergents in gasoline are nothing new, they started more heavily advertising the 'nitrogen' enriched fuel in 2009 ceased investing in renewable energy because the economy went to , but I believe it's been around longer than that. In my opinion, what ever that's worth, I believe the added detergent is needless filler that Shells adds to 1: increase the price per gallon, because the fuel becomes more desirable for people, and 2: sell less actual gasoline per gallon fuel.

Don't get me wrong, I use Shell fuel, I find them to have a consistent product, more incentives, and better facilities. However, I do believe the Nitrogen additive to be purely a marketing scheme to play on most people's general knowledge of nitrous oxide systems existing to increase engine power, while the fuel is actually doing nothing of the sort. I feel like the advertised detergent factor of the fuel is borderline pointless, especially since ALL fuel has to have detergents of some sorts any many other refiners of fuel have their own specific formulas too.

Like I said, I still use Shell, and like Shell fuel.
__________________

Last edited by Snarky; 01-28-2012 at 03:54 PM.
Snarky is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Advertisement


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:51 AM.


MotoHouston.com is not responsible for the content posted by users.
Privacy Policy