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What grade of gasoline are you people using for your Monsters and what is your experience with it. Any + or -. ???
 

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I run the base-bommer fuel in my 01' m750. I'm not sure if the reason is limited to the carb'd bikes. But there is talk of higher octaine fules fouling plugs and such. I was having that problem a while back, but it was PROBABLY due to other things wrong with the bike. I changed to the lame fuel fo ra quick fix, and I have not gone back. I haven't noticed any ill effects of running 87 yet.

Do a search on the forum for this, you should find lots of info about it.
 

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and CONGRATS on getting your bike.....this is the first we've heard of it right?!

where are the pICS..I KNOW you took some when you picked it up...come on..don't be shy. ;D
 

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Use 91
 

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I've only run super unleaded.

The documentation states to run 95, but we cannot get 95 at the pump. At least, not that I'm aware.

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I compromise - 89

Yeah, there are a lot of threads on this topic... careful of the flames though ;)
 
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Here are the Pix...
oh well... if someone tells me how to post 'em here
 

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I wish I could remember who made the post, but there was a pretty good explanation of why you only need to run 87 by somebody on the DML email list about 1 1/2 years ago. Anyway, since reading that, I've run 87 exclusively, track days and all, an my bike runs fine and I actually get a little bit better mileage.

I have an i.e. fwiw...

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If you search this board for "octane" you'll get the big low down. Long story short, unless you have high comps, cams, altered timing, or a problem you can run 87 just fine. Using 91 will actually promote carbon buildup.

I used it for most of the time (once I saw the light) I owned my 33k mile 900 and never had a problem.
 
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Thanx for all the replies...
however it seems like the opinions split in half...87 and 91
Guess I will start from 89 right in the middle and see how it works out...
Thanx again.
 
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