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I have a '93 Aspencade with 56,400 miles that I bought used about 2 months ago. I've put about 1200 miles on it in that time and it has run great until last night. I was going out and realized that it was bogging down in the low end of gears and it stalled 3 times at idle as I attempted to get back home (made it) It had sat for only 5 days since my last ride when it ran just fine, but now it is idling at a very low level (500 RPM) and stalls when I put any load on it unless I give it way more throttle than should be necessary. I had always put Premium grade gas in bikes in the past, but read in the manual that the bike only requires 86 octane. Could running 5 or 6 tanks of regular (87 octane) caused this problem? Could it be that combined with the fact that modern gas in NJ is 10% Ethanol blended? I'd love some suggestions before I resort to bringing it to the dealer. Thanks.

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Sounds like bad gas to me.
None of the fuel octanes or 10% ethanol would cause that.




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Thanks, Rudy. I think I'll try draining the gas and replacing it with Premium and maybe a new fuel filter.

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Forget the premium fuel, that will just aggravate the situation.

Pour in a can of Sea Foam and fresh fuel and ride it in the wind. By the time you get home, it will be just fine.

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Pour in a can of Sea Foam and fresh fuel and ride it in the wind. By the time you get home, it will be just fine.
This worked for me last year when I bought some bad gas in Texas.

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Welcome to the forum, Jeff.

I just think the bike is protesting the abuse you are giving it.

You should be riding it 600 miles a week, not a month.

Why ain't we ridin'?
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