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What kind of gas do you put in your bike?

I think 91/93 octane goes without saying, but do you guys have a specific brand you like? I've been putting nothing but Chevron premium in my bike lately and it feels like it runs so much better than when I used to use Sinclair gas.

It's probably just a psychological thing, but I'm curious if anyone else has a brand preference when it comes to pump gas, and why?

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I think 91/93 octane goes without saying, but do you guys have a specific brand you like? I've been putting nothing but Chevron premium in my bike lately and it feels like it runs so much better than when I used to use Sinclair gas.



It's probably just a psychological thing, but I'm curious if anyone else has a brand preference when it comes to pump gas, and why?

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I think 91/93 octane goes without saying, but do you guys have a specific brand you like? I've been putting nothing but Chevron premium in my bike lately and it feels like it runs so much better than when I used to use Sinclair gas.

It's probably just a psychological thing, but I'm curious if anyone else has a brand preference when it comes to pump gas, and why?
I used 91 for a while, then went to 95 as i noticed savings were next to nothing...

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I put 91 from any brand. I'm not sure if that does any damage. I rarely see a station with 93 or higher here.
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87 that's all is needed....

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87 that's all is needed....
I think thats below whats in the manual, do you ever experience knock?

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I think thats below whats in the manual, do you ever experience knock?

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Yeah wouldn't recommend that.
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93 octane. And usually once a year I'll throw in 100 octane... heard it cleans the engine alittle but maybe that's a myth.

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I think thats below whats in the manual, do you ever experience knock?

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05-06 for sure (maybe 03-04 too) says 86 octane or higher in the owners manual

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95 or 98 octane; the standard here in EU.
Brand? the cheaper...ENI or "white pumps" mostly.
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Wow I just found out why I never saw a 93+, we don't get that here in CA. 91 is highest.
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Chevron 91. california here too. thats as good as it gets here lol

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93 octane. And usually once a year I'll throw in 100 octane... heard it cleans the engine alittle but maybe that's a myth.

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Yep, its a myth, improved performance, cleaner combustion, higher fuel efficiency, better mpg, etc... all myths if the gas is to spec and its just a waste of money. Octane number is just a reference to how the that gas reacts to compression in comparison to two pure hydrocarbons with very different stabilities..and its merely to protect the engine from knock... If the engine wont knock at 87, then any higher is a waste...unless of course your mods affect max pressure & temp @ end of compression strokes.

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05-06 for sure (maybe 03-04 too) says 86 octane or higher in the owners manual
Oops my bad... 07 manual says 91 i think, i run 95 since we dont have anything between 91 and 95. I ran 91 for a while, then switched to 95 due to less queues and less stations having 91, but 95 is a given everywhere..nd the priced difference is about 0.30 USD per tank...

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I, once read on the RC51 rouge site about what fuel to put on, unless you have done engine work is a waste to put on 91 or higher octane. 87 octane make slightly more power on a stock engine.

That's all I have put on all my bikes; previous or current, never had a problem.

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95 or 98 octane; the standard here in EU.
Brand? the cheaper...ENI or "white pumps" mostly.
98 usually, 99 if I can get it
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91 octane only.
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Do CBRs have knock sensors?

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Do CBRs have knock sensors?
Yep, i think ive seen the term in the manual, but most likely for ignition timing..i dont think variable valve timing is in any bike yet, atleast not the sportbikes...don't quote me on it though

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91, from my local Shell only.....

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87 from costco. No need to waste money on 91. (I have an 06)
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87; and when I can get it, ethanol-free.

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Here is some info about the knock sensors on the bike straight from the manual.
TL:DR if your bike starts to knock it retards ignition timing to help fight against knock
(pre-detonation from lower octane fuel) and then slowly advances timing until it its back to normal. Running higher octane than what the manual says does nothing for your bike (unless its tuned for it) besides giving it more resistance to knocking.

03-06 requires 87
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Wow I just found out why I never saw a 93+, we don't get that here in CA. 91 is highest.

Thats not entirely true. There is a Chevron or 76 in Pasadena that has 103 Octane. Its expensive but available.

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