What octane gas are you running?

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Hello everyone! What octane gas are you running?
Thanks.

Waylon Missi Pumphrey 7 years 43 Answers 3840 views 0

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    Hi test 93

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    91 like the manual tells me.

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    Or 91 some places don’t have 93

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    87

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    Always high test

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    Not sure why

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    87 with a dash of sal-bil or seafoam in each tank

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    87 until I get my carb cleaned and turned . Then 91

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    87 my.maual said 87 octane. It actually runs better with the lower octane.

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    86, mountain/high elevation, still get great power and mpg’s, after seeing much todo about higher octain I think I may try it just for kicks and see what happens. We have no real gas, it’s all 10-15% ethanol.

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      Mountains are a different tale! You need the lower octane stuff

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    93

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    Always 91 or higher never never any lower

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    98. 95 if I can’t get 98. And avoid ethanol like the plague

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    Lowest as possible cause I’m in Canada and fuel is expensive and I’m a cheap fuck? Lol

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      Yes visited your country three times in the last few years, first time I filled up it blew my mind how expensive gas was. ?I feel for you guys! But still love your country!

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    99 premium

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    Premium

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    91 always

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    Funny how many people use higher octanes than they need to.

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      oh lol

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      Not a high enough compression ratio to use anything higher than 87 tho I do agree with the non ethanol comment

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    Yeah thats another part of the “need” comment, around here 91 is the lowest I can get ethanol free

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      You can get away with 91 anything higher is a waste of money unless you got an insane big bore kit

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    lowest grade shell regular in last 9 bikes over 500000 miles

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    What kind of benefits are u getting with 93 with a stock engine that you don’t get with 87

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    95E

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    My 1100’s call for 87 , anything more is a waste of money, octane is actually a retardant that prevents premature detonation in high compression motors, and Shadows are not high compression, goggle octane see for youself

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      If I use higher octane gas than I need to, could it make my bike run too lean?

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    87 they add more detergents in higher grades. So if your looking to clean the inside of your engine. Spend more everytime you fill or once on a can of seafoam and run 87. Like mr. Smith said. Higher octane only useful in higher compression engines. It actually can mess with computer controlled engines as the computers are designed to manage their fuel curves based off of 87.

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      It’s not about the octane. I have to use the high grade to get away from the 10 to 15% ethanol.

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    The middle one

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    98 in belgium

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    91 or 93

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    95 in Switzerland

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    My manual says above 86 I believe. I tend to run 91 only because it’s the all alcohol free blend here. I was in Iowa last week, they have 87 alcohol free

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    87 is usually recommended in our bikes, they are NOT high combustion bikes so there is no need to use anything higher, and there will be no noticeable benefits.

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    As long as it doesn’t have ethanol I don’t care so most of the time 91-92 octane

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    Look up your compression ratio. 93 Vlx600 stock specs say 9.2:1. Also higher running temps and a heavy throttle hand will increase the required octane rating. However, unless you are filling up my bike, I don’t give two shits what you pour in there…


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    I think the manual recommends 87 which is what I use and I’ve put 73,000km on my ACE now

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    I’ve advanced my timing and started to use high test. I just recently tried 87 and seems fine so far.

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    I run high, just get a better ride. I don’t know if it’s my imagination but feel she runs smoother when I use regular just feels different. Since gas has been so cheap I feel why bother, might feel different when and if it’s gets higher. Shell 93 or Sunoco 94.

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    Shadow 750 Ace deluxe. Regular but I have E3 plugs. 12% increase HP. I lost 2-4 gpms from approx. 59.5 using mid grade when I first installed them. Not 60 mpg is avg. with minimal loss of performance over mid grade.

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