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post #1 of 38 (permalink) Old 04-09-2015, 09:50 PM Thread Starter
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Default What gas do you use in your BW?

I use 93 but I am not sure if that is the right one to use. What do you guys use with your BWs?
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93 Octane when ever possible, Ethanol free.
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Use what the Manufactor recommends... Then you can't go wrong ..
By the way what Oil are you using.....

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the manufacturer recommended fuel/octane level is to cover their ass, you only need enough octane to keep from pinging, many many people run 87

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Running with a Lloyds timing wheel? then use the highest octane that keeps you from pinging. Same goes for a stock motor with no mods.

I run 91 REC which is Ethanol free. I add Amsoil Octane Boost and conditioner every other tank full. Never ever an issue with a good crisp exhaust note I feel I'm on the right track.

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Phycology 101... People who use 87 octane won't spend the extra penny's for the recommended octane, So if they can convince everyone one that they're right and the manufacturer is wrong! they can sleep better at night..
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I thought it kinda depended on where you lived and the local and state laws, around northwest Ohio, in Lucas county I have seen as high as 30% ethanol in the gas around here, go east to the next county and it drops to 0 or 5% the closer to the lake you get, for the marina and boats I would assume. If I can fill up at a marina I always try to.


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I thought it kinda depended on where you lived and the local and state laws, around northwest Ohio, in Lucas county I have seen as high as 30% ethanol in the gas around here, go east to the next county and it drops to 0 or 5% the closer to the lake you get, for the marina and boats I would assume. If I can fill up at a marina I always try to.
Do you have a picture to prove 30% ethanol. Right now, it should be 10% or less or 85% and nothing in between.
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I thought it kinda depended on where you lived and the local and state laws, around northwest Ohio, in Lucas county I have seen as high as 30% ethanol in the gas around here, go east to the next county and it drops to 0 or 5% the closer to the lake you get, for the marina and boats I would assume. If I can fill up at a marina I always try to.
South Florida is a mega boating area. We only have up to 10
% at the pumps for Ethanol and some of the stations have pumps that carry REC90. Mostly for trailering boaters but many bikers are using it also which helps to keep these stations stocked.

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I read where Kevinx said 87 was fine if riding on flat land.
If your doing any kind of hill terrain you should be using 91.
93 is not need your bike will run hotter

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