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What kind of gas do YOU use?

Regular? Premium?

Which is recommended for my Rc51

Would regular make a difference than Premium?
Does premium make the performance? Or just the same as regular?
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Premium. Which for me means 91 Octane. I'm at about 100 feet elevation. And always Chevron whenever possible.

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Always premium. I almost always use shell. If the bike will be sitting for a month or two, i put aviation fuel or racing fuel in the bike for a higher octane and to help keep injectors from gunking up.

Higher octane fuel does definitely make a difference.

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Run premium as recommended.

Shell
Exxon
BP
Gulf

In my travels and around home, this is who I choose to use.



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Almost all stations have 93 octane here in Florida.
Some advertising ethanol free.
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Got gas

Exxon, Shell high octane stuff in my RC. All my other bikes regular.
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91 or 93 octane fuel in all my motorbikes.. Only national known fuel suppliers..
Shell
Exxon
BP
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I try to find Shell since they have 92+ if not then it's BP and their 91.

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if you tried to use regular I think the motor would start to ping/spark knock easier, I don't know wouldn't try it. High compressoin calls for higher octane!
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Premium it is!
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