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What grade of fuel is everyone using?

I read in the manual 95-98 RON, and have done 350 miles so far on standard 95ron fuel but tanked up last night with 97 (esso) and will aim to use 98 shell etc for the next 5 or so tank fulls to see if any difference.

Anybody have any opinions, preferences, noticed any differences, more power, more MPG, smoother running engine etc..

Or is it not something your bothered about etc. ?

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The manual (you did read it, didn't you?) says 95.
Yes I did read it thanks, perhaps you should take the time to read it also....."and an octane number of at least 95"

And also see page 170 for use of the word "minimum"

I did read somewhere 98 was the max that should be used but not sure where.
 

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Increased octane does not mean more power. It enables the engine to run at a higher compression without knocking. Running a higher octane than the engine requires is just a waste of money in my opinion.
 

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The best (if you can find it) is marine grade fuel with an acceptable octane level. It contains no corn distillates- the killer of small engines.
There are some advantages to living near water.
 

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I've switched to running Shell V Nitro diesel in my car and the performance difference is huge. Plus I'm getting approximately 100 miles more per tank.

I tend to fill my bikes up alternatively with normal and premium unleaded .
 

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Yes I use the same in my car and also notice performance mpg and the engine is less lumpy so was going for the same shell unleaded on my bike!
 

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I've switched to running Shell V Nitro diesel in my car and the performance difference is huge. Plus I'm getting approximately 100 miles more per tank.

I tend to fill my bikes up alternatively with normal and premium unleaded .
Don't think I'll be using that in my bike! ;)
 

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I always try to buy fuel at busy stations so it's as fresh as possible then use it up as soon as possible. If leaving standing without use for more than a month will drain off old fuel and use in garden machinery 4 strokes. Don't know if it makes a difference but it is a habit I got into following some advice from a long forgotten source.
 

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What's the view on Supermarket unleaded, I find their diesel a bit variable in quality mpg has been low 40s and as high as 53 for same mixed driving
 

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really miss the ducati dry clutch noise, it's part of the Ducati character I miss. Don't miss the heavy lever it had. The scrambler clutch is so light, often hold clutch and stay in gear at lights. Never done that on a Ducati for as long as I remember.
 

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I like the sound of that clutch rattle both my dukes have wet clutches miss it
Have you no mechanical sympathy. That sound is the dry clutch bashing the plates, basket and drum to an early death.
 
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Ive had early SSs cagiva elefant monster all sounded the same none went to an early death again I quite like the sound of the dry clutch


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My mate bought one I told him to switch off took it to someone who knew thought he'd bought a pup


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