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View Poll Results: Which Grade Petrol do you use?
92 RON = 85 MON [Rubbish] 45 5.21%
95 RON = 87 MON [Regular] 604 69.99%
98 RON = 90 MON [Super] 163 18.89%
102+ RON = 93+ MON [Super +] 51 5.91%
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post #31 of 36 (permalink) Old 03-08-2017, 10:09 AM
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What do you use?

I use non-ethanol 88, just a tiny notch above Regular.
It is not on your poll.

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11 year old thread.... nobody figured out how to read the owner's manual yet? Bike was designed for regular fuel, but I get it sometimes you can't get ethanol free without going premium.
Including you? There is a blurb specifically addressing the use of Gasahol in my owner's manual. How about yours?

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In Indiana most but not all gas is still just pure gas, when going east from here to visit my son in New Hampshire almost all stations have at least 10% ethanol some at the 15% level. It used to be that they had to post that on the pumps but a few years ago the gummit decided that it wasn't necessary to post that info. One of the local guy's here in new carlilse that owns the gas station there (good honest guy) started posting on his pumps that it contains 10% and I asked him about it and he told me about the government removing that requirement but he knew some people don't really want ethanol in some of their vehicles and they deserved to know. Honest man with integrity is all I can say.

I notice a drop in Mpg once the tank has gasohol in it, usually 1-3 mpg. So be aware that you may be using 10-15% w/o being aware, you need to ask the owner or supplier, one of our countries better kept secrets, I smell a conspiracy,, or maybe it's just the dog.

A little gasohol every now and again isn't a bad thing, think carb/injector cleaning and water removal from the fuel system and most newer vehicles use Viton rubber through out so alcohol doesn't bother it. I just don't want to use it all the time but probably am.

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Including you? There is a blurb specifically addressing the use of Gasahol in my owner's manual. How about yours?
Yep, but finding ethanol-free will be a regional thing for those that want it. In the Pacific Northwest this past summer, they had pumps that charged about 10 cents extra per gallon for ethanol free regular. In my area, only premium is ethanol free, regular has 10%, mid-grade is a blend of the two (5%).

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In Australia, our Owners Manuals say to use 91 Ron and no ethanol what so ever.
Our RON is different to the USA's RON. We have 91 standard, 95 and 98
91 works just fine.

Yamaha's website says no ethanol at all, the Generation 3's can use %10 ethanol.

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USA doesn't use RON it uses the average of RON+MON.


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