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Octane

Just wondering if anyone has put 95 octane in their ride?
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Just wondering if anyone has put 95 octane in their ride?
I haven't turbocharged my scooter yet so it would just be a waste of money for me.

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Honda says regular. Anything more might actually be bad for the bike.

High octane burns slower and tends to leave deposits.
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So we don't need to use an octane above 90?

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So we don't need to use an octane above 90?

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Goldwings run happiest on the lowest octane at the pump.

As I don't know what you ride I have no idea octane you should use.

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Sorry, '89 gl1500

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If you put that in your profile then us old-timers won't have to ask on every thread.

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Agree - I ran plain old 87 octane even two up towing a trailer. In Utah the low grade was 85 because of the altitude and it ran just fine too. When I put high octane in the Wing a few times as an experiment I lost mpg and power.
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There is a perception that high-priced, high-octane fuel is BETTER fuel. A perception that the petroleum industry is not particularly interested in dispelling.

Follow the recommendations in your vehicle's owner's manual.
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