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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 11-26-2006, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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type of fuel to use

I recently purchased a 2001 VN750. Previous owner said he uses 93 octane, is this the proper gas to use, or can one use regular (87 octant)?

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Regular works just fine.

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87 octane is what the manual recommends to use.


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use good old 87, it runs fine... personally i run 89/91 though. i've noticed that i get about 2-3 mpgs extra on freeway, no change in city. with the 93 though u will have to run sea foam more often as it seems to gunk up the carbs.

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I use 87, no probs.

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Gas....

I was running 93 all the time until I read in here that 87 works just as well. I have been using 87 for several tanks and saw no difference at all, other than the few extra $$ in my wallet. I did, however just run some Seafoam through my bike and did see a difference, so the high octane must have been adding some carbon or gunk to my system. One more reason why these bikes ROCK!

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Thanks for all the help. I will put in seafoam and switch to 87 octane.
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Eeeek!?

Doh, I am definitely going to 87 octane. My manual for my '95 says use the high octane!
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I've read where folks here say their manual says 87 and some say it says high octane. Most of us run 87 just fine. Seafoam once a month too!

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I'm pretty sure the manual does say something about a higher number octane, but that number isn't the one that the gas stations in the USA go by.
They go by the RON(Research Octane Number) + MON(Motor Octane Number) / 2 , or usually shown on the pump as (R+M)/2.
I got this from Wikipedia....
87 octane fuel, the "regular" gasoline in the US and Canada, would be 91-95 (regular) in Europe.


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