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Old 06-11-2008, 09:05 PM   #1
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Default What gas is everyone using?

I'm finally at 1000 miles, still having fun, but it's running a little rough. I bumped up the octane and it is running a little smoother.

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Old 06-11-2008, 09:14 PM   #2
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The manual says 89 octane or better so I only run premium. Regular is $3.99 a gallon here now and premium is usually only 20 cents or so more so the difference is less than $1 per tank. Run the good stuff.
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:40 PM   #3
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87 octane is all you need this subject has come up a million times
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:42 PM   #4
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agreed, run 87 you will be fine.
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:45 PM   #5
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The manual says 89 octane or better so I only run premium. Regular is $3.99 a gallon here now and premium is usually only 20 cents or so more so the difference is less than $1 per tank. Run the good stuff.
in what manual did you see 89 octane or better I thought the owner's manual said 87 octane

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Old 06-11-2008, 09:57 PM   #6
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where You buy the fuel
I refuse to buy sunoco seems to go flat fast ,not a problem if riding a lot, causes problems in lawnmowers and weed wackers
I wish there was only 20 cents difference on a gallon
it is more than 20 cents per liter in Canada
pumps are @ $1.30 here toaday / liter for 87, I think it is 4.5l = 1 gallon

$5.85 a gallon for 87 good deal EH
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:16 PM   #7
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You're right JBlue, I reread the manual and it says at least 87 octane rated by the pump method or 91 rated by the research method. I don't know what da heck that is and I'm not in the mood to look it up now, but I'll stick to the premium cuz my bike has been running great on it and I'm getting 49 mpg.
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Old 06-11-2008, 10:19 PM   #8
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87 and it runs fine
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eighty seven is fine.
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:14 PM   #10
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87 is all that is needed for the Kat
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