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post #21 of 44 Old 04-26-2012, 05:38 PM
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What is this "oil" you guys speak of? Why would I or my Wee need it? Does it serve any useful purpose?
It's like Astroglide but less invasive.

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I noticed after running two tanks full of 93 octane that I started to grow hair again, the gray is gone and I think I lost 20 lbs.

As for oil, I just go down to Advanace Auto and drain a few quarts from the recycle tank and found an old JC Whitney oil filter that uses toilet paper for the element.

What could possibily go wrong?
It's posted on the internet so it must be true!

I'm sure 3rd through 6th gear roll on wheelies are possible with the 93 octane too.

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I would not bother with anything other than regular gas for my Strom, but I remember about 20 odd years ago putting premium gas in my 2 stroke RD400... it made a very noticeable increase in performance. After that, I thought about finding some avgas, probably a good thing I never found any.
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I would not bother with anything other than regular gas for my Strom, but I remember about 20 odd years ago putting premium gas in my 2 stroke RD400... it made a very noticeable increase in performance. After that, I thought about finding some avgas, probably a good thing I never found any.
I'm not bragging about my geezerhood, but do you remember this?


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I noticed after running two tanks full of 93 octane that I started to grow hair again, the gray is gone and I think I lost 20 lbs.
WHAT BRAND OF GAS?




By the way, the toilet paper oil filter does make an effective bypass oil filter. It greatly extends the life of the oil and reduces the wear on the engine. They plug up every 3-4000 mile and need a replacement roll plus more oil, but they do work well.

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In the latest Motorcycle Consumer News, the 2012 Adventure was well received. However, in the specs they mentioned "fuel: Premium".

My Pre-2012 (06) seems happy with regular. What's 2012 manual say -- regular or premium?

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MCN also stated the weight was over 900 pounds!
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post #27 of 44 Old 11-25-2012, 10:26 PM
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The Suzuki owners manual is not specific enough on what type of gas octane to use..it states "Your motorcycle requires unleaded gasoline with a minimum pump octane of 87" This refers that any octane higher than 87 is OK to use in the bike. Suzuki does not say "use 87 octane only" at all? Since all is using 87 I think I should stick to it...
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On a more serious note....i do get approx. 5-7 more MPG when i use ethanol free gas. Sad when the Govt. steps on my fuel like it's drugs!
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I was presented with this dizzying array of fuel choices at a 7-11.

Good grief, just pick the lowest, cheapest one and you're all set.

I think they are hoping someone will be so confused, they'll pick a higher priced fuel than they need.


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I was presented with this dizzying array of fuel choices at a 7-11.

Good grief, just pick the lowest, cheapest one and you're all set.

I think they are hoping someone will be so confused, they'll pick a higher priced fuel than they need.

Is it just me or does that color scheme mimic the Slurpee options available inside?

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