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What octane gas and fuel additives?

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Old 03-06-2018, 01:58 PM
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What octane should i use on my new to me 1996 CBR 1000F? It has 7,000 miles. The bike is being shipped as we speak.

Also should I use a fuel treatment? If so, which one and how often should I use it?

Pics to come very soon.
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Old 03-06-2018, 05:38 PM
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I avoid any ethanol, which here in Missouri means buying premium gas (91 or 93 octane). Most premium gas here is ethanol free.

Usually the only fuel treatment I use is a fuel stabilizer if the bike is expected to sit for a few weeks, though I may use can of Sea Foam at the beginning of the riding season.
 
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Old 03-06-2018, 07:03 PM
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Yep, keep away from ethanol, would only bother to use premium if you have upped the compression on motor (Wiseco big bore kit etc.).
 
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Old 03-06-2018, 08:24 PM
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I agree with what was said above. I'd run 89 octane but where I live I can only get ethanol free in premium.
 
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Old 03-06-2018, 09:00 PM
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I’ve been running 95/98 in my old girl here in oz put 91 in and it didn’t like it for some reason
 
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Old 03-06-2018, 10:44 PM
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93 octane here in Texas.
Every now and then I add a fuel stabilizer/treatment like Sea Foam.
 
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Old 03-07-2018, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Rhondasoulsoothinghonda View Post
Iíve been running 95/98 in my old girl here in oz put 91 in and it didnít like it for some reason
Like most of the world, Australia uses the RON (Research Octane Number) measurement method. Some other countries use the MON (Motor Octane Number) method. Here in the States, we use a (RON+MON)/2 (sometimes called the Anti-Knock Index, or AKI), which in effect means that your 95/98 is about the same as our 91/93 octane.
Because of the 8 to 12 octane number difference between RON and MON noted above, the AKI shown in Canada and the United States is 4 to 6 octane numbers lower than elsewhere in the world for the same fuel.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Octane...rement_methods
 
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Old 03-07-2018, 01:04 AM
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Good bit of info thanks. Was think I’ve never heard of 93 before lol
 
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Old 03-07-2018, 01:37 AM
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Over here I use regular unleaded in both bikes but it does contain ethanol, so last fill of the season, before the bikes go under their covers in winter, is super plus unleaded which hasnít got any in
 
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Old 03-09-2018, 02:52 PM
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Always high octane fuel. No supermarket rubbish in my babies.
 

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