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03-22-2016 12:58 AM
PTRider No need to have any heartburn about E10 gas with 10% ethanol. Lower gas mileage, but lower price. Ethanol is the cheapest, least toxic way to raise octane and oxygenate gasoline. When storing the bike, it might be a good idea to use ethanol free plus gas stabilizer, although E10 plus stabilizer works well for millions of engine owners.
03-22-2016 12:11 AM
Zig-Zag Thanks everyone. I wasn't really concerned about the price, more about if the engine would run ok on mid grade.
03-03-2016 01:59 PM
2thDr Here in Central Oregon the only non-ethanol available is 91 octane at limited stations. Back home in Oklahoma you can purchase non-ETOH in any grade you desire at most any station.
03-02-2016 04:12 PM
sdmdm8 I have about 12K miles so far on the bike, I used 89 almost exclusively since I commute.
I average 50mpg over that 12K miles to date.

I have run premium a couple times on the same commute it made no difference in the MPG. Just my .02
03-02-2016 11:42 AM
MikeB I wonder...do recent motorcycles have knock sensors (like most modern cars) which will retard ignition when sensing lower-than-required octane gas? My '94 Corvette was so equipped way back then.
03-02-2016 01:26 AM
V-Tom
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Originally Posted by 2wheelrob View Post
Depends on tank layout. It seems most stations are switching over to blender dispensers that blend the Regular Unleaded and Premium at about a 65/35 ratio. Typically if a station has Diesel fuel, you will find that the dispenser blends the Midgrade (many have turned that old Midgrade tank into the Diesel tank).
There are still plenty of sites without Diesel that still only want to run two underground storage tanks (explaining the use of blending dispensers. Fewer tanks to maintain and fewer metering units to maintain inside the dispensers).
I suspect the ratio depends on which super is being used.

In Ontario, Canada most pumps have 87 as regular and 91 as super. In most (non-high elevation) places I've been in the USA it seems super is 93 octane. (And we still pay an incredibly high premium for premium!!!!)


..Tom
03-02-2016 01:06 AM
2wheelrob
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I think (but could be wrong!) that the 89 you get in most pumps would be a blend of 87 and 91 (or 93.)

..Tom
Depends on tank layout. It seems most stations are switching over to blender dispensers that blend the Regular Unleaded and Premium at about a 65/35 ratio. Typically if a station has Diesel fuel, you will find that the dispenser blends the Midgrade (many have turned that old Midgrade tank into the Diesel tank).
There are still plenty of sites without Diesel that still only want to run two underground storage tanks (explaining the use of blending dispensers. Fewer tanks to maintain and fewer metering units to maintain inside the dispensers).
03-01-2016 05:42 PM
IDRIDR
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Originally Posted by V-Tom View Post
I think (but could be wrong!) that the 89 you get in most pumps would be a blend of 87 and 91 (or 93.)

..Tom
This is what I've been told by station owners. The mid-grades are blended.
03-01-2016 04:57 PM
V-Tom
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Hardly anyone runs 89, if any gas is to be old or possibly have moisture in it.......89 would be it. 87 or premimum for me, heck just run 87 and add some octane boost if it concerns you.
I think (but could be wrong!) that the 89 you get in most pumps would be a blend of 87 and 91 (or 93.)

..Tom
03-01-2016 04:20 PM
Big B Hardly anyone runs 89, if any gas is to be old or possibly have moisture in it.......89 would be it. 87 or premimum for me, heck just run 87 and add some octane boost if it concerns you.
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