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post #111 of 120 Old 10-24-2018, 03:09 PM
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My main concern whenever I gas up the bike is that there's still a large amount of regular- or mid-grade gas left in the pump pipes and hose from the previous gas pump user, so I'm not really getting a full dose of premium fuel when I top up my tank, because the first gallon or so (an estimate) of gas in the hose is regular- or mid-grade. And the situation is only exacerbated whenever I'm topping up the bike and there's still some gas left in my tank -- i.e., if I only needed 2 gallons of fuel then I actually only got one gallon of premium, and one gallon of regular- or mid-grade.

I hope I explained that well enough to get my point across.
We don't have that here in the UK, that i know of. We have dedicated pumps for the each.
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There is a BP and a Shell station 350 yards apart where I live. I have seen a tanker (no brand logo) pull off the BP place and when I walk down the road there he is at the Shell place. Does he go to Asda and Tesco as well ?

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There is a BP and a Shell station 350 yards apart where I live. I have seen a tanker (no brand logo) pull off the BP place and when I walk down the road there he is at the Shell place. Does he go to Asda and Tesco as well ?


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I knew that happened at the supermarket pumps but didnít know it happened between the big main brands


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Depends on where you are. I live in a mountain valley in the middle of nowhere. We have one fuel truck for all the stations. Individual stations may put additives in, but I've never bothered to ask them.

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I’m Lucky enough to have a place locally(Toms thumb marketplace) in Scottsdale Arizona for those of you or close enough to get to it that has both 95 and 100 octane On pump! I ride fairly aggressively and have noticed an average of 20-30 mile increase in range Over 91 octane and if I do have to go to 91 for whatever reason I try to go to Chevron and get the premium with techron and I avoid shell gas I have had a lot of problems with it for whatever reason?
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mostly 95 octane with a completely stock 2017 model... sometimes a do fill her up with 98 octane when i go street rossi mode. 95 octane is much better for throttle jerkiness and i ride always with Traction control at 1

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Stateside folks should read https://www.revzilla.com/common-trea...-octane-rating

Then check out https://www.pure-gas.org/ to find a station nearby that sells... well... real gas.
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Stateside folks should read https://www.revzilla.com/common-trea...-octane-rating

Then check out https://www.pure-gas.org/ to find a station nearby that sells... well... real gas.
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In the end, you have to settle for what's available. The available gas octane rating gets lower at altitude (less oxygen=less pre-ignition potential). Around here, I'm at 4600' asl, and the best you can get is 91.

Then there's the ethenol free problem... Few gas stations around here carry it, and the octane rating for the ethanol free is 85 or 87.
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I always get the highest octane but I don't go out of my way to go to Sunoco , I think they are 92 most places around here have 91.Now if there was a place around here with ethenol free gas I would go the extra miles .
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Thankfully there are several 91 ethanol free stations around locally. Run ethanol free gas in all my vehicles when possible.

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