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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-02-2015, 06:50 PM Thread Starter
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Best Grade of Fuel

What is best octane to use in a VT1100 Shadow engine?
I have no owner manual.


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Typically 87 octane is fine. 80's bikes may want 89.

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Originally Posted by spudbuzz View Post
Typically 87 octane is fine. 80's bikes may want 89.
I second that. The '08 750 gets along just fine with 87.

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For you, where you;re at, it's 87. You shouldn't need any more than that. If you do, you've got a problem that should be solved rather than band-aided with octane.

Here's where you can get a MOM. And a service manual.

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