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Ethanol gas?

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Just wondering what is common... The person I just bought my 750 Shadow from says he always put Ethanol free gas in.. that its good for less maintenance issues. Any thoughts on this? Can I switch to regular gas? I have no problem paying a little extra for Ethanol free gas, but if I make a trip somewhere it may not be available everywhere and I don't want to mess things up:neutral:
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1) What bike?

2) Is it worse to run out of fuel searching for ethanol-free gas, or fill up with gas that is readily available?

3) Don't overthink it. 87 Octane is perfectly fine (well....probably, since we do not know what bike you have).
2005 Honda Shadow Aero 750
I had a 2005 Honda Shadow Spirit 750. Same engine. You are fine with Ethanol 87+ and there is no need to use Premium unless it makes you feel better about the baby seals or something.
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