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Old 08-07-2019, 07:14 PM   #1
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Ethanol free fuel

Has anyone ran the rec fuel in their bike? It’s 90 octane and ethanol free.
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Old 08-07-2019, 07:17 PM   #2
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Has anyone ran the rec fuel in their bike? Itís 90 octane and ethanol free.
So is Shell V power fuels. It's 91 octane.
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Old 08-08-2019, 05:53 AM   #3
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Run it all the time the bike seems to love it. I can def feel the difference in the grip using rec 90 vs the rest for me just look for the gas stations en route to boat docks and u will find the rec 90.

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Old 08-09-2019, 07:15 AM   #4
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Try mixing 100LL aircraft fuel with it. Your bike will really love that and so will you.
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Try mixing 100LL aircraft fuel with it. Your bike will really love that and so will you.
It will also kill your O2 sensors.
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Old 08-09-2019, 08:12 AM   #6
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It will also kill your O2 sensors.
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True, I donít have O2 sensors.
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Old 08-09-2019, 09:59 AM   #7
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True, I donít have O2 sensors.
Get's much deeper then that. Syn oils lack the additive to scavenge the lead in 100LL. This can cause a lot of issues. I was involved in aviation back in the 70s early 80s when Mobil introduced a synthetic oil for aircraft. Cost them a bundle to repair all the engines that developed severe sludge issues in around the 500 hour mark. Lead sulfate, I think it was, that caused the issues, one of which was ring and valve sticking. The additive will only mix with dyno, so the latest so called syn av oil is actually a blend of dyno and syn. 100LL will also choke up the valve stems that can lead to sticking, even if the correct oil is used. Most of us used MMO to combat that issue in small Continental engines that were designed to run the earlier 80/87 lower lead fuels.
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Old 08-09-2019, 10:54 AM   #8
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Get's much deeper then that. Syn oils lack the additive to scavenge the lead in 100LL. This can cause a lot of issues. I was involved in aviation back in the 70s early 80s when Mobil introduced a synthetic oil for aircraft. Cost them a bundle to repair all the engines that developed severe sludge issues in around the 500 hour mark. Lead sulfate, I think it was, that caused the issues, one of which was ring and valve sticking. The additive will only mix with dyno, so the latest so called syn av oil is actually a blend of dyno and syn. 100LL will also choke up the valve stems that can lead to sticking, even if the correct oil is used. Most of us used MMO to combat that issue in small Continental engines that were designed to run the earlier 80/87 lower lead fuels.
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I not saying to run straight 100LL. I know about it also. I also ran MMO in my C-85 with 100LL. Thatís all because the ethanol is a mess to run in aircraft engines, much better to go 100LL and MMO.
Anyway I run regular 93 oct. in my VRod.
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Old 08-09-2019, 11:00 AM   #9
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Has anyone ran the rec fuel in their bike? Itís 90 octane and ethanol free.
Itís very popular all over Florida (at least where I am) . Iíve used it in my road king and it seemed to run great. I see guys use it as well. I could not notice a difference in performance. Not sure about the VRod.
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