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Old 02-13-2008, 09:44 AM   #61
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:08 AM   #62
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The owners maunual for my Z1000 says to use 87 octane...but I use Chevron 89 octane. Probably wasting some $$$, but I'm too hard headed to use regular.

I've always used Chevron in all my rides... the Silverado, the Vette and the bike.
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Old 02-13-2008, 10:47 AM   #63
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I read my owners manual. I do what it suggests, 89 octane (mid grade).

Additives, gas mixes, and brands....
One thing not mentioned are the pumps. Much like the "multi" cola pump in a restaurant, all of these fuels are pumped out of the same nozzle. I hate it when my diet coke tastes like Dr. Pepper. Just as I am sure others hate it when their Dr. Pepper tastes like my diet coke. That is the convenience and fun of a "multi" pump.

The fun with additives and places like Wal-Mart & HEB that have special additives you can add.... is that nothing flushes those additives out of the pump. That person that just pumped super-duper extra engine cleaner and a few other additives off that pump menu (to add a few cents per gallon charge) has just given the next person some additives as well (although not a lot).

I don't know the effects it has on a bike; but, I used to buy the HEB and WalMart gas for the car. The knocking and missing in the engine due to bad gas mix once is enough for me to not do that again. The car was knocking and almost stalling all over the place. Had the car checked to confirm it. Bad gas.

My advice is mostly the same as others. Read the owners manual.

I also suggest avoiding those pumps with the big menu of additives-at-the-pump. Stick to the additives you know and that are pre-mixed, like Chevron, Shell, and other big named gas companies. Much better than getting some third party half-mixed half-a$$ed additive that is done at the pump.

Think about it. This is why, at places that have diesel, there is a complete seperate pump totally devoted to the diesel. No one really wants any of the diesel to mix with the regular gas.
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:39 PM   #64
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I do like the 'diesel in the gixxer" comment on the 1st page! that made me laugh!
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Old 12-20-2009, 08:44 PM   #65
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You do realize this thread is a year and a half old right?
Oh and BTW that post is on the second page. Thanks for makin me read old .
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:26 PM   #66
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You do realize this thread is a year and a half old right?
Oh and BTW that post is on the second page. Thanks for makin me read old .
This subject comes up once a year. But yeah, thanks.
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Always pumped premium from anywhere.
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Think about it. This is why, at places that have diesel, there is a complete seperate pump totally devoted to the diesel. No one really wants any of the diesel to mix with the regular gas.
I have never seen a nozzle that pumps both unleaded and diesel.
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Old 12-20-2009, 10:42 PM   #69
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You do realize this thread is a year and a half old right?
Oh and BTW that post is on the second page. Thanks for makin me read old .
It's still filled with good information! Who forced you to read it........again! Hades?
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Well, I guess that gasoline threads are like oil and tire threads...nobody agrees.

My owner's manuals spec 89 octane. Fine except they're both remapped. That alone would be worth bumping up a grade and when summer comes and it's 100 degrees out and if the engine were deto'g slightly, I doubt I could hear it so that's another good reason, IMHO. If nothing else it makes me feel more mechanically sympathetic. There are also other factors besides the engine's static compression ratio that determines which grade of fuel to use.

Trivia info, here in Texas, and in some other states, we jump a grade from 89 octane to 93 octane. Many states have 91 octane premium instead (OK for one).

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Old 12-22-2009, 11:28 AM   #71
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i try and use shell in all my cars, wife krogers. :(
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Old 12-22-2009, 12:41 PM   #72
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91 octane for me :'( I guess bumping up the compression and putting high octane gives my little engine a little umph. at around 10$ a fill up and 180+ miles a tank, i think its fine $$ wise. Consult mom for your gas grade.

I use the Chevron right in front of buckees because they compete with buckees price and I hope retain the "good" Chevron fuel.
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Old 12-22-2009, 02:40 PM   #73
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I have always used shell in my motorcycles.. seems to burn better..
same here, to me , there is a difference.
Shell Premium or Chevron , Citigo when the budget is tight.
Premium gas in all cases though.
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Old 12-22-2009, 05:46 PM   #74
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Im not going to read the old stuff because Im sure I had a post in it somewhere speaking about octane levels and the chemistry behind it; but if you're concerned about good gas w detergants and all the stuff that is made up to a considered acceptable level look up TopTier.... Shell, Chevron and others have adhered to it. Others pump you water
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Old 12-22-2009, 09:03 PM   #76
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chevron premium by choice, shell premium if im running low, valero if im pushing the bike... minimum of 93 for me and no cheap
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I just wasted 20 minutes of my life in the first 3 pages.... DATE CHECK!!!
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Old 12-23-2009, 09:10 AM   #79
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I've never seen so much correct and incorrect info put in one thread....

This is a exerpt from the complete article which I am not going to find. It's several pages long. Dr. Tuluie IS a rocket scientist btw...

http://www.motorcycle.com/how-to/wre...-gas-3417.html
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