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Old 07-29-2014, 08:26 AM   #81
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I agree - So give some suggestions. I've bought Alero and got better results than Shell. I've bought Shell at one place and it sucked, another and it was GR8!! It also seems like I can buy from the same station/same pump and get significantly different results. I stopped in this dirty little single pump joint on HWY6 once when my fuel light came on and paid $3.09 for 87. - it ran and ran and ran. I made over 180 miles on that tank!!
Basically, like bluewave said, you'll get the most power out of the lowest octane fuel that's safe in your engine (have to prevent pre-detonation, or "knock"). A lot of sport bikes (and other factory high-performance engines) will specify using 91+ octane due to some combination of higher compression and more advanced timing curves than a standard-performance engine. Use the fuel your engine was optimized for. If you've had it dyno tuned to run on 93, chances are that your ignition timing has been advanced far enough that you'd have issues with 89 or 87. If you're on a stock tune, I believe that they tune them conservatively enough that you could easily run 89 without too many issues, though you might see reduced performance from timing if your bike has a knock sensor that it uses to adjust timing. Please do NOT run race fuel unless you are setup and tuned for it. I don't know if it would cause damage, but you're just throwing tons of money away.
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Some race fuels can harm o2 sensors. The oxy fuels can quickly gum and or corrode the pump. If you don't have to have it, don't use it.
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You can't work around filling some of the previous driver/rider's gas at the pump. As long as you fill up your tank to full you should be okay.
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