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Old 09-09-2013, 12:40 PM   #21
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:14 PM   #22
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Has anyone ever run 87 by mistake in their bike? I always wondered what would happen lol.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:17 PM   #23
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Has anyone ever run 87 by mistake in their bike? I always wondered what would happen lol.
You make more power. Nothing bad happens. Its all I ran unless I was putting the spray to it.
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Old 09-09-2013, 01:20 PM   #24
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Has anyone ever run 87 by mistake in their bike? I always wondered what would happen lol.
I have never accidentally put anything BUT 87 in my bikes.
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Yah its funny mos of the pure gas is in places that grow tons of corn
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regular gas in the bike that asks for regular gas (runs better than premium).

Premium gas in the bike that asks for premium... only ran mid-grade once when out of premium. Didn't notice anything different.
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Old 09-09-2013, 02:45 PM   #27
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regular gas in the bike that asks for regular gas (runs better than premium).

Premium gas in the bike that asks for premium... only ran mid-grade once when out of premium. Didn't notice anything different.
let not turn this into a regular grade vs. premium grade discussion...the topic is ethanol and what it does to rubber. Most importantly my carb

I use premium because of the High Compression piston that was installed during the rebuild. Otherwise I would use the cheapest.....
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What most people don't know about Fuel here in Texas is that the majority of all grades here are recycled. Because we process so much fuel for the country the state of Texas, Louisiana, and New Mexico mostly receive recycled fuel. Most of the fuel is sold threw wholesalers. They sell to all indepently owned as well as major brand gas stations. So until you go into a region that gets cold enough to warrant adding anti freezing solutions, we are stuck with it. I like to use 104 octane, you can pick it up at any o'reillys or Auto Zone.
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Has anyone ever run 87 by mistake in their bike? I always wondered what would happen lol.
I run it all the time. on purpose. 's nuts.
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Of course, I mean in a bike like mine that has a warning sticker on it that says:

"+91 octane or above or else severe damage to your engine will occur."

I just get this hilarious image in my mind of the engine just seizing up and exploding if you use 87 in a high performance engine.
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What most people don't know about Fuel here in Texas is that the majority of all grades here are recycled. Because we process so much fuel for the country the state of Texas, Louisiana, and New Mexico mostly receive recycled fuel. Most of the fuel is sold threw wholesalers. They sell to all indepently owned as well as major brand gas stations. So until you go into a region that gets cold enough to warrant adding anti freezing solutions, we are stuck with it. I like to use 104 octane, you can pick it up at any o'reillys or Auto Zone.
Raising octane does jack for performance. You use higher if you have to in order to prevent detonation. If you can get by without it, you make more power. In fact higher octane than you need costs you hp. Running the lowest you can get away with makes more power.
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Of course, I mean in a bike like mine that has a warning sticker on it that says:

"+91 octane or above or else severe damage to your engine will occur."

I just get this hilarious image in my mind of the engine just seizing up and exploding if you use 87 in a high performance engine.
It will be fine. No explosions will occur
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Adam, can you get one made with PTFE?
Sounds like you might have to go with a controlled fuel source.

Or you can stop breaking all your bikes.

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Raising octane does jack for performance (if you can't add more spark). You use higher if you have to in order to prevent detonation. If you can get by without it, you make more power. In fact higher octane than you need costs you hp. Running the lowest you can get away with makes more power.
+1. Takes more spark to vaporize the Ethanol or higher octane fuel. No timing added, no mo horsepowa.
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Adam, can you get one made with PTFE?
Sounds like you might have to go with a controlled fuel source.

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+1. Takes more spark to vaporize the Ethanol or higher octane fuel. No timing added, no mo horsepowa.
Ive seen some on ebay labeled alcohol resistant.....Im guessing thats the same as ethanol? Or just change em out every 8 months or so....
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Get an EFI bike and no more carb problems. LOL. The plastic tank on my Husky is warped and the general consensus is that ethanol has caused it. It now leaks where the fuel pump is mounted unless I put a metric ton of gasket sealant on it. Have to actually squeeze the tank really hard in between my legs to get the mounting holes to be even close to lined up for the fuel pump.
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It messes a lot of up. Boats really have with it. It ruins older tanks and boats generally sit longer between use. I sold my boat because of it. I was only taking the boat out once every 45 days or so. I was constantly having to get the carbs rebuilt.
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QuakerState is supposed to be pretty good.
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Ive seen some on ebay labeled alcohol resistant.....Im guessing thats the same as ethanol? Or just change em out every 8 months or so....
Yes. How expensive were they? I'd get one and try it out since you know how to quickly fix it anyway now.

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Sta-bil ethanol fuel treatment any good?

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