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    Beginner questions from a new owner.

    Hello,

    After many years growing up admiring my friend dad's collection, I decided that it was my time to own one of these beauties. And I got myself 2. One fully restored 1966 r50/2 and a 1971 r60/5 that will need some love but it is running after a quick visit to the mechanic.

    In this thread I will address only questions for the r50. The first one is about the best gasoline to put in it. By personal car experience, my mini cooper only takes premium. Les than that and it's evident the engine doesn't like it.

    Thanks,


    Ivan.

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    Ivan -

    Welcome to the forum! Nice instant collection of bikes!

    As for the /2, the lowest grade of gas should be fine. The compression is 7.5:1...that's pretty low so start with the low grade and go from there.

    Curious minds want to know...what does fully restored on the /2 mean? Is that cosmetically or does it include the engine?
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    Fully restored. Starts at the first kick and it just feels great.

    Thanks for the answer about the gas. I guess my concern was about regular an silver ethanol content in gasoline. At least here in Canada.

    Thanks,

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    87 octane (US methods) should be sufficient. I think US is [R+M divided by 2].
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