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Old 12-10-2006, 12:59 AM   #21
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My manual says 87 or higher...always ran premium thought....Im not a cheapskate and its only like 9 bucks to fill up so why not?? Treat my bike like i want to be treated..lol
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Old 12-10-2006, 01:33 AM   #22
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My manual says premium fuel only
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Old 12-10-2006, 02:18 AM   #23
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The manual on my gixxer says 87. I've always put in 93.
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Old 12-10-2006, 02:57 AM   #24
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run whatever your manufacturer reccommends. It is best to use 93 or premium due to the additives it has also more performance.
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Old 12-10-2006, 03:19 AM   #25
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Old 12-10-2006, 03:19 AM   #26
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87,

Unless you are running a turbo or a supercharger, anything above regular will not burn properly if your engines fuel system was designed for regular gas.

Read more about premium and motorcycles.

http://www.motorcycleperf.com/techtips/gasoline.htm
Man this is the second time ive heard this. The first time came from my sister while she was attending Johns Hopkins and i blew it off cause i figured she heard it from one of her professors and my dad always told us to use premium cause it burns cleaner and more efficiantly. Maybe she was right:dontknow:
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Old 12-10-2006, 03:27 AM   #27
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i seen my buddy put R/c nitro fuel in his tank
it didnt really make a difference
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Old 12-10-2006, 03:28 AM   #28
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ive always run premium in my r6. i suppose its to battle the "yammie ping". i'm not so much concerned with higher performance, i just love my bike, and want it to last as long as possible.

to each their own though, to me its almost like askin shoei or arai...motul or castrol r4. ive run reg and premium and i prefer the results of premium, as i prefer r4.
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ive always run premium in my r6. i suppose its to battle the "yammie ping". i'm not so much concerned with higher performance, i just love my bike, and want it to last as long as possible.

to each their own though, to me its almost like askin shoei or arai...motul or castrol r4. ive run reg and premium and i prefer the results of premium, as i prefer r4.
what are the reesults??
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93, what the manual recommends for me
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Old 12-10-2006, 10:16 AM   #31
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Run whatever your manual recommends.
If it recommends 93, it's to combat detonation.
If it says 86 or above, you won't see a performance gain by running 93, just more money out of pocket.
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Run whatever your manual recommends.
If it recommends 93, it's to combat detonation.
If it says 86 or above, you won't see a performance gain by running 93, just more money out of pocket.
what about gas millage?
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Old 12-10-2006, 03:26 PM   #33
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My manual says 87. I have always used 93 except once. I lost about 20 miles to the tank with 90. Have'nt tried 87 yet, but the 50 cents extra per fill up seems worth it
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Old 12-21-2006, 01:05 PM   #34
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gallon of 110 race gas with the rest premium in my 250.. keeps everything nice and clean inside
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It depends on the compression ratio of the bike.. I mean you dint wanna use 87 oct fuel in a 12.5:1 motor.. That's why some bikes take diff oct fuels.. Some of you that say your manual recommends 87 oct, your bike might be 10:1 or so.. I've used 93 oct since I've had my bike.. Besides its only $8 to fill up..
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Manual says 91, so premium it is.
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I've tried all three... 87, 90 & 93. There is a noticiable difference between 87 & 93 in my bike. I get some valve clatter when using 87 versus 93. For the most part i now only use 93. FYI... don't even try using the 85% ethanol !
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