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Just wondering what you other snowbacks run for oil up here. I'm trying to find something thats going to help to make shifting a little less clunkier.

Also, anyone know what Honda recommends for octane up here.

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Shifting less klunky? The only thing you can try for that is an R1... Honda boxes are always klunky. I read someplace that it has to do with how the gears are cut. I believe it has to do with how Honda doesn't undercut them so it has a more positive (but more klunky) engagement.

Anyway, as for Octane. Regular gas dude. Run regular motor oil, 10w40 and regular gas and you'll be fine. A lot of guys use synthetic but unless you are planning to keep your bike for 40 years, why bother?

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Shifting less klunky? The only thing you can try for that is an R1... Honda boxes are always klunky. I read someplace that it has to do with how the gears are cut. I believe it has to do with how Honda doesn't undercut them so it has a more positive (but more klunky) engagement.

Anyway, as for Octane. Regular gas dude. Run regular motor oil, 10w40 and regular gas and you'll be fine. A lot of guys use synthetic but unless you are planning to keep your bike for 40 years, why bother?
Just to be sure, regular gas in T.O. is 87 octane?
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87 octane is fine. I also filled up with Amsoil 10W40 synth this spring and already I notice the shifting is alittle smoother.

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Re: Canadian 954 Owners

Regular = 87
Mid/plus/extra = 89
Premium = 91
Sunoco 94 =94...

Roughly there abouts. My 929 runs fine on 87.
*shrug* With my GS500, I found a huge difference and would run premium but that's when premium was $0.50/litre on a bad day. After I bought my F4 I couldn't tell the difference so I'd run premium just for the sake of it most of the time (conscience is a bitch). My 929... well... whatever. Runs well on regular, it's gonna get regular.

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Isn't there a sticker in the trunk of the Canadian bikes with an octane recommendation on it?
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Isn't there a sticker in the trunk of the Canadian bikes with an octane recommendation on it?
Trunk? JK. I didn't see one. Then again, I haven't looked. Stupid gas went up 10 cents a liter last night. Now regular costs as much as premium did.
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Just wondering what you other snowbacks run for oil up here. I'm trying to find something thats going to help to make shifting a little less clunkier.

Also, anyone know what Honda recommends for octane up here.

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My 2003 manual recommends anything over 86 octane wich is just about any fuel and I used the Honda HP4 10 W 40 on my VTR and the 954 and never had any problems
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My 2003 manual recommends anything over 86 octane wich is just about any fuel and I used the Honda HP4 10 W 40 on my VTR and the 954 and never had any problems
I went to ill it up tonite and I must have sat there a minute before I pressed the 91 premium button. I just couldn't do it. Maybe next time.
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