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what's worse (2013 model) lower pure fuel, or higher ethanol?

I have a 2013 and I need to run non ethanol 91 or higher, but the only gas station in my entire city that has it is about to stop providing it. I can still find 87 pure pretty easily though, so question is, what's worse: running 91+ with ethanol in it, or running 87 without ethanol in it.


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No shell? I think you'll be better off with ethanol

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Run with ethanol. It's fine for your bike.
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Does your bike detonate with 87? If not, then you can use either.
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All the Shells here have ethanol in the gas. And my bike can tolerate ethanol, but it's bad for the parts and can cause early failure...that's coming straight from Hondas mouth. And no my bike doesn't detonate with 87, and it wouldn't detonate if I rubbed dog **** all over her either but that doesn't mean I should do it.


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How about using 89 Octane used it for years in every RR I had no issues what so ever



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my bike doesn't detonate with 87, and it wouldn't detonate if I rubbed dog **** all over her either but that doesn't mean I should do it.
If you understood the physics involved you'd have a different opinion on 87 octane gas. Apparently you don't though, so keep flinging dog **** opinions.
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How about using 89 Octane used it for years in every RR I had no issues what so ever
same gas station that carries 93 is the only one that has 89, everyone else only has 87.


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If you understood the physics involved you'd have a different opinion on 87 octane gas. Apparently you don't though, so keep flinging dog **** opinions.
enlighten me. all I know is that my manual calls for 91 or above, so do tell how 87 is acceptable.


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I'd say anything under manufactures recommendations may lower hp slightly if your going full out under load. If not no difference. Shouldnt harm the engine you have a knock sensor. Make fuel economy worse.


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I believe that's 91 RON not pump octane-pump octane is a few points lower

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