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Old 04-22-2007, 10:28 PM
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Do I need to run premium fuel in my Ultra? Book says 91 octane?
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Old 04-22-2007, 10:31 PM
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I recommend 93, although the book usually is right. Just a way to prevent pinging in really hot weather.

Do not run anything less, you will get pinging under load.
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Do I need to run premium fuel in my Ultra?
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Old 04-22-2007, 10:34 PM
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great i got a tank of 87 and I can swear that the bike is backpopping a bit...guess I should have believed the booK!
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Old 04-22-2007, 10:35 PM
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Do I need to run premium fuel in my Ultra? Book says 91 octane?
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I not only run premium gas I use the HD fuel additave about every 3rd tank full. Makes me feel better.

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Old 04-22-2007, 11:07 PM
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...Donny Peterson's take on gas..
http://www.heavydutycycles.com/hdgas.htm
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:16 AM
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I have always used premium from a major brand, such as Shell, Mobilor Exxon, etc. I also look for modern stations or ones that take care of their underground tanks. 39 years of biking and counting. Best of luck with your choice.
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Old 04-23-2007, 02:24 AM
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I only use the highest rating at the modern looking stations.

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Old 04-23-2007, 02:29 AM
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I was using Arco in mine cause it was cheap if you can call $3.16 vs. $3.20. I got in the 90's a month ago and noticed that climbing a grade that it was pinging. Since then I have used only Chevron or Shell it should all be that same gas but these stores add chemicals that seem to help. And thats all I have to say about that.
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