Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Swansboro(area), NC, USA
Re: Shopping for a Tourer
I have 60,000 miles on my '05 and use almost exclusively, never reg., midgrade gas, 89 octane. I am as close to sea level as you can get and not be wet and have never heard a ping. If 89 wasn't available I would probably alternate between reg and ht to avarage midgrade.
My personal feeling is that I noticed a drop in mpg with ht.
Just my .02.
"I ride.....the bike doesn't"
'18 Honda Africa Twin Adventure SportDCT
'12 Kawi KLR 650 "Dirty" - traded in
'08 LT Black "Fireball" 113,000+ miles(RIP- transmission - may be seen on the road again)
'05 LT Yeller er Gold? "Ophelia"(RIP- fire) 80,000 miles
'04 R12CLC (RIP- hurricane) 36,000 miles
230,000+ BMW miles