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Offline pa_max

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Re: What gas do you use?
« Reply #8 on: August 27, 2016, 02:15:29 PM »
I will experiment over the weekend and let you know.

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Re: What gas do you use?
« Reply #9 on: August 27, 2016, 04:20:42 PM »
95? You mean 93? I've only used 93. Being in TX (HOT), it's my understanding the higher the octane, the cooler the burn.

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Re: What gas do you use?
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2016, 04:23:51 PM »
95 RON  :038:

Octane rating has nothing to do with weather - anything above 95 RON will give nothing to Crosstourer.
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Re: What gas do you use?
« Reply #11 on: August 27, 2016, 04:33:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by veeefour [+]
95 RON  :038:

Octane rating has nothing to do with weather - anything above 95 RON will give nothing to Crosstourer.

Thanks!

Just googled...

EU 95 octane = US 91 octane and EU 98 octane = US 93 octane

Based upon EU 95 min (91 octane), I'm probably ok sticking with 93 octane (98 RON) as 91 octane is same cost as 93 here in USA. Some stations here sell 91 as their "premium" yet down the street you can get 93 (sometimes 92) for the same cost.

Not sure where I got the info that octane effects the temperature of the burn of gas in the engine (which indirectly benefits riding in hotter climates).

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Re: What gas do you use?
« Reply #12 on: August 27, 2016, 04:51:03 PM »
You know mate, there are a lot of theories about octane ratings. Just type in YT: regular vs premium or something like that and you will find tons of videos,
mostly proving that premium gas gives nothing, when it's not recommended. Should you listen to me or believe in some internet stories?
Up to you I guess  :821:
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Re: What gas do you use?
« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2016, 06:13:40 PM »
I was riding on a 91 gas in Poconos mountains (PA) - a combination of gravel roads, backroads and highways - last weekend and found that the bike was running better and smoother than when it was on 87. Less vibration, too.
I will experiment with 93/95 now.

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Re: What gas do you use?
« Reply #14 on: September 04, 2016, 10:03:09 PM »
I have only had my bike for a week now. But I have been using premium (usually 91 octane). I may try a tank full of regular just to see if it makes any difference. :027:

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Re: What gas do you use?
« Reply #15 on: July 22, 2019, 03:46:09 AM »
For one of my fillings, I filled her completely up with 87 USA Octane, which is about 92 RON. 

We spent the night at a mountain hotel that was a touch over 10,000 feet elevation, 3050 meters.  The next morning, the bike (which is brand new), had difficulty starting.  My next fill was with 91 USA Octane (95 RON) and she ran perfect.

Here in Colorado 91 USA Octane is the highest rating at most pumps.  But I understand that has something to do with elevation.  In other words.... supposedly, 91 in Colorado is equal to 94-95 at sea level.