Ryan,ryan said:The lowest octane I can get is 98. Wonder if it's robbing power. My bike feels like it needs a tune up soon. Will the high octane hurt it?
Doug - And anyone else for that matter... No name brand gas like Speedway, Hotspot, and so forth, is cheaper for a reason. Mostly due to the "additive package" that comes in NAME BRAND gas. Here in the south, every distributor's gas comes from the same terminal. Exxon/BP/Shell and so forth. What makes the difference is the additive package put into the gas before it's delivered to the station. Working for Shell, I can tell you that the additive's we put in WILL allow for a cleaner burning during combustion, thus not clogging up converters as quick as Non name brands. It takes years to see a substantial fall off in performance, but it will occur as the honey comb like converter gets clogged, cutting off the engines breathability. Hope that makes sense.DCDL said:Anyone have a knock at idle with 92 octane. The dl1000 just hit 100 miles, so I refilled, then the knock started. The gas is from speedway. Any pros and cons about diferent gas would also be great. Thanx, Doug.