If you are running on fumes, not much choice. I try not to get that far as if you are in a rural area, are you sure you want to trust cheap fuel? A bike is not fun to push.
yeah I don't know how the whole process goes I just know the big tanker trucks all fill up there. no idea if the drivers are adding anything at that time. but from there I'd assume they just drive to gas stations.yes shitgo. The base is the same, it is what they out in it later that makes it different.
All of the base fuel is mixed from the different companies. Want to guess how you get the different octane ratings?
Sorry to throw a spanner in the wks here but in Europe we use 95 Octane. This is standard unleaded.
There is an option for the higher Octane 98 at all the stations but 95 is recommened in the manual as with all bikes.
Therefore i reckon just a standard rate of normal octane fuel applies.
just my 2 cent.
Gasoline is sold in the free market. So the “oil companies” don’t set the price. It doesn’t matter who makes it, it is the same price. To save money they use a common distribution infrastructure. In the case of Michigan, 90% of the gasoline comes through a pipeline. It’s not like Exxon has the pipe on Monday and Wednesday from 2AM to 6PM, and then Chevron gets it from, 6PM until 4AM. All of the gasoline is the same. The refinery process is the same as well. Gasoline is gasoline. The various brands do make a difference in the additives. In the 80’s my dad always used Shitgo. He started to have problems with his vehicle and the mechanic asked what fuel was used and he said Shitgo. The mechanic said, go out a few tanks of Mobil through it and it will clean the injectors. Sure enough, it cleaned the injectors. A simple change in gasoline from one brand to another, it did come from the same pipe though, just as it always has. Chevron also has Techron in their fuel as an additive.yeah I don't know how the whole process goes I just know the big tanker trucks all fill up there. no idea if the drivers are adding anything at that time. but from there I'd assume they just drive to gas stations.
odd. Mine says 87. It was custom mapped and tuned for 87. I only use 87. And it's never given me a problemI guess I'm resurrecting an old thread......but how is it that our owners manuals say different things. I have an '02 954RR and it clearly states minimum 91 octane.
good advice. As far as I know, it should still run though. The performance will just really suffer. Mine runs noticeably worse on 91. Forces me to save $ on gas, shucks lolOn another point, you'd better make damn sure you don't buy a bike that has been tuned on 93 and then expect it to run on 87 lol try a low gas but keep that bottle of octane booster with you.
good advice. As far as I know, it should still run though. The performance will just really suffer. Mine runs noticeably worse on 91. Forces me to save $ on gas, shucks lol
nice. I'd bitch, but I've learned better after seeing what our gas prices are compared to mist countries lol
Depends on the tune a little bit I guess. If you're really lean and close to that pre-detonation and sparking a few more degree early on 91, 87 would be pushing it into detonation because it's a faster burning fuel. One mans tune on 91 isn't the same as the next. Too many factors to make life fun and keep it interesting :smilebig:good advice. As far as I know, it should still run though. The performance will just really suffer. Mine runs noticeably worse on 91. Forces me to save $ on gas, shucks lol
Different stations use different cleansers and additives.... The larger Exxon.. shell ..chevron will use the best.Define cheap fuels from cheap stations, cause around here, they are all expensive regardless of the station. I pretty much understand what ur sayin, but all the gas you buy is the same thing whether from exxon, shell, tom thumb or where ever.