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  1. Recommend Octane for my 1996 Vt1100c

    General Bike Discussion
    I picked up this 96 VT 1100 C with 12,000 miles on it about three years ago. I’ve always run 91 octane non ethanol in it. I now have 23,000 miles on it and was told in another form it’s a low compression engine and only needs 89 octane and the more expensive gas it’s just a waste of money. I put...
  2. Honda Shadow Fuel Type?

    Technical Discussion
    I have a 1986 Honda Shadow 500c. I currently put 87 in it and can get a solid 85 miles on the main before I have to switch to Reserve. I was wondering if 89 or 91 would get me any better MPG or performance or would a higher grade octane be better for the carbs or bike? Thanks Y'all for the help.
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