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    Top Tier Fuel

    More important than whether the fuel contains ethanol or not, is the additive package in the fuel. Some companies have chosen to provide better gasoline than the minimum standards required by law. Visit http://www.toptiergas.com/ for details. Once you are informed, you will never buy from a non-Top Tier brand. With Top Tier fuels, you will never have to worry about intake valve or injector deposits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rburrahm View Post
    More important than whether the fuel contains ethanol or not, is the additive package in the fuel. Some companies have chosen to provide better gasoline than the minimum standards required by law. Visit http://www.toptiergas.com/ for details. Once you are informed, you will never buy from a non-Top Tier brand. With Top Tier fuels, you will never have to worry about intake valve or injector deposits.
    No offence meant, but the Top Tier Gas provider list for the USA is huge. Pretty much what I do: go to a big chain, get good gas.
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    Cool One more important factor

    Quote Originally Posted by Ericreed22 View Post
    That helps immensely. Thank you very much. Where I live, I have 2 choices. 90 octane ethanol free, or 93 octane premium that could contain up to 10% ethanol. I guess 93 premium it is.
    Regardless of which octane fuel you purchase, and if it contains ethanol or not, you should always purchase from a station that sells Top Tier fuel. Professor Google can provide details of the difference and who sells it. Top Tier fuels have a better additive package to control injector and valve deposits than non- Top Tier fuels.

    And that is all I have to say about that.

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    Sunoco Gas

    If your budget permits, Sunoco sells various grades of Top Tier, non-ethanol, high octane fuels. You may be lucky and have a station close to you that has 260 at the pump.

    http://www.sunocoracefuels.com/fuels/compare-fuels


    https://www.sunoco.com/quality-fuels/ultratech/

    1. Most large nationwide gas stations sell Top Tier gasoline (check Top Tier website to make sure your brand is included). http://www.toptiergas.com/
    2. Octane allows gasoline to be compressed without causing Pre-Ignition. The higher the combustion ratio of your engine the higher octane you will need. If you use a lower octane gas (then required) in your motorcycle (or car) the computer (on newer models) will sense engine knock (pre-ignition) and retard the engine timing. Note that your engine was designed for a higher octane gas but the engine computer is retarding the spark to prevent immediate engine damage. However, your engine is not preforming as it was engineered to. This may not be a major factor if you must fill up with a lower octane gas every once in a while, but a steady diet of lower octane gas for an engine that requires a higher octane gas will damage the engine over an extended time. If it didn't make a difference the manufacture would state that in the owner's manual under the fuel requirements. Motorcycle manufacturers have no vested interest in having their customers buy higher octane gas, probably the opposite. From a selling stand point the manufacturer would prefer to state that their motorcycle will run on regular gas.
    3. Ethanol (alcohol) is used to dilute gasoline. The reason our country is diluting our gas with ethanol is so our country will not be as dependent on foreign oil. A few of the many down sides of ethanol is has a lower energy rating (poorer gas mileage, poorer engine performance), it attracts water, and it has a shorter shelf life (that's why your lawnmower carb gums up if you let the gas sit in it over the winter without use).

    The best type gas for your motorcycle would be a top tier, non-ethanol, 93 octane gas. However, that may not always available. My order of preference would then be to use 93 octane ethanol gas and then add Startron Enzyme Gas Treatment (to prevent the ethanol from attracting moisture and gumming up your fuel injectors (or carb).

    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0068ENYTG...=1HQ7F4042UO0U (read the reviews in Amazon for this product).

    Some recommend using octane boosting products with your gasoline if you can not buy the proper grade of gas, however, I have no experience or knowledge about octane booster products. They are probably an alcohol based product, which is what ethanol is.

    http://www.whatcouldbegreener.com/14...will-cost-you/

    And when using the octane rating be aware that there are different systems in use:

    http://www.pencilgeek.org/2009/05/oc...nversions.html


    Okay everybody............let's talk about which type of motor oil to use
    Last edited by h2onutz; 10-09-2017 at 06:42 PM.
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