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What Brand or Octane gas do you like to use? #4108000 05/27/16 11:31 AM
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I just got my bike but I plan on running top tier premium gas.


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Re: What Brand or Octane gas do you like to use? [Re: ZZman] #4108023 05/27/16 11:46 AM
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top tier, +1. Premium? Unless it's specifically recommended, don't waste your money. The term "Premium" is deceptive. It suggests "High value", when in fact it's just a marketing term for 91RON.


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Re: What Brand or Octane gas do you like to use? [Re: ZZman] #4108029 05/27/16 11:50 AM
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I use 93 from Shell or BP.

My wife uses 93 from wherever.


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Re: What Brand or Octane gas do you like to use? [Re: ZZman] #4108037 05/27/16 12:00 PM
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I prefer Chevron, Mobil or Shell and use the octane recommended in my owners manual.


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Re: What Brand or Octane gas do you like to use? [Re: ZZman] #4108039 05/27/16 12:03 PM
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What octane is specified in the owner's manual? I'd use that.


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Re: What Brand or Octane gas do you like to use? [Re: ZZman] #4108041 05/27/16 12:05 PM
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91 Ron with would be reg unleaded.

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Re: What Brand or Octane gas do you like to use? [Re: ZZman] #4108093 05/27/16 12:45 PM
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I don't have a bike, but I do go top tier. Exxon/Mobil, Valero and now Citgo. My vehicles seem to like these best.


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Re: What Brand or Octane gas do you like to use? [Re: ZZman] #4108096 05/27/16 12:46 PM
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I like shell 95 octane for smoothness & mpg.

What is your SCR? That will determine your octane requirement..


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Re: What Brand or Octane gas do you like to use? [Re: ZZman] #4108104 05/27/16 12:51 PM
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I'm not picky with gas stations as I am seeking out pumps with 1 pistol per grade. At I'm using Shell and a couple local gas stations for e0. Harley gets costco like the rest of my cars as there is 0 benefits with higher octanes.


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Re: What Brand or Octane gas do you like to use? [Re: ZZman] #4108130 05/27/16 01:12 PM
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My CR-V and F150 both call for 87 octane regular but I consistently get better MPG and a smoother/better running engine with at least 89 octane or "mid grade"

I agree, premium isn't always necessary but I also think regular 87 even at top tier stations isn't what it used to be...


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Re: What Brand or Octane gas do you like to use? [Re: ZZman] #4108181 05/27/16 02:05 PM
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Shell, BP, as long as it is good gas, not quite as picky....


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Re: What Brand or Octane gas do you like to use? [Re: daves87rs] #4108197 05/27/16 02:24 PM
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Shell and ARCO 89 in all my vehicles drive

Re: What Brand or Octane gas do you like to use? [Re: ZZman] #4108245 05/27/16 03:07 PM
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Costco regular, always.


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Re: What Brand or Octane gas do you like to use? [Re: ZZman] #4108249 05/27/16 03:12 PM
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87 octane, whatever I see the cheapest when I need gas.


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Re: What Brand or Octane gas do you like to use? [Re: ZZman] #4108251 05/27/16 03:15 PM
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Any well-traveled gas station is fine with me, the large and always busy ones. I try to avoid small gas stations.. I use additives at regular intervals, so any high-volume is fine. The names are usually different, and I can't fill up at the same pump all the time, due to being everywhere.

And, most the time, 87 is fine. Haven't tried the 86 Economy grade that is in some spots. If higher octane is NEEDED as it is on some vehicles, then its best to use it, you gain fuel economy in those even if it doesn't knock and ping via retardation but you pay more for it so shrug I have found that using 87 on long highway trips in a car that needs premium gives rather horrible fuel economy vs 93 and doing the exact same thing.

Simple math does dissuade me from buying 89 octane gas, except when money is dictating what happens.

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