Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Winchester, VA, USA
Re: Gasoline used
I did the search as suggested on "broken lands" and came up with about a dozen threads... none of which had a discussion about the use of regular gas resulting in broken lands from detonation... There was some discussion on broken lands but no mention of causation.
I sold my LT (2001) a couple of months ago, and before I sold it, I tested it with both regular and premium and found no difference in performance, or sound of the engine. Each engine is unique unto itself... I say if you get the same results with regular as you do with premium, there is no benefit to using premium, but that is just me. Check your spark plugs for condition. They should all be the same. If clean and tan... they indicate to me that the engine is proper time, with appropriate fuel, and proper valve adjustment. If they are oily, or carboned up... then look for a problem.
Just my $0.02 spend it wisely...
1983 R100 Airhead & Velorex 562 Sidecar
2000 K1200LT (SOLD! ...just too darn tall for me!)
1999 R1100RT-P (SOLD!)
1983 Honda Nighthawk 650 (SOLD!)
1973 Yamaha 125 Enduro (Ripped off!)
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