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post #91 of 95 (permalink) Old 09-04-2013, 02:31 PM
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C50's are a low compression engine.
Plain old regular is all that is needed.
Anything more is a waste of $$$.

Why use a big word when a diminutive utterance would suffice?
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Does anyone “know” if Leaded
vs Unleaded actually makes a harmful difference either way? The mechanic motorcycle shop in Palm Desert CA next to the Ace Hardware said running the Leaded gas 110 Octane was a good idea. For the first time, I ran the 110 octane ($10/gal) Leaded racing fuel. It seemed to give a boost and get a bit quicker on the go. Mostly, did so to solve a backfiring issue that occurred from some old dirty gas recently bought. Today the backfiring was going away (only twice in two hours ride)... Does Leaded help clean out the injectors? Why does the mechanic recommend this? If you are guessing, please don’t answer.
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Does anyone “know” if Leaded
vs Unleaded actually makes a harmful difference either way? The mechanic motorcycle shop in Palm Desert CA next to the Ace Hardware said running the Leaded gas 110 Octane was a good idea. For the first time, I ran the 110 octane ($10/gal) Leaded racing fuel. It seemed to give a boost and get a bit quicker on the go. Mostly, did so to solve a backfiring issue that occurred from some old dirty gas recently bought. Today the backfiring was going away (only twice in two hours ride)... Does Leaded help clean out the injectors? Why does the mechanic recommend this? If you are guessing, please don’t answer.


I don't know but at 10 bucks a gallon I would be wary that he was just telling you that to make 10 bucks a gallon
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and you people that always use 92 oct and say it runs better remind me of my dear darling wife, who always claims that she can tell he difference in her car after I change her oil...…………….even when I just tell her I changed it
waste your money and please pass me the salt for my popcorn

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I would just follow the recommendations from the manufacturer in the owner's manual. The VL800 engine doesn't create enough compression to warrant the use of high-octane gas. If you put low-octane gas in a high-compression engine the gas will ignite too soon, causing issues with the engine. At the other end of the spectrum, putting high-octane gas in a low-compression engine it won't really do anything. The high-octane fuel will ignite when the plugs fire, regardless of what the compression is at. It won't really do anything except drain your wallet faster though.

Concerning leaded vs unleaded, I would definitely encourage you to NOT use leaded gas in the engine. It is designed for unleaded fuel and is not equipped to handle the lead that is in the fuel. It will likely damage things due to the deposits left behind by the lead. You're going to find that things like the O2 sensors fail quickly.

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