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    Member ridgeline's Avatar
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    h igh i am a new member i bought a 2010 tw200 from a lady it only had 500km on it i dont know how to post pictures yet i was just woundering what grade of gas is every one using my bike seems to have a rattling noise when cruising at higher speeds or is that normal i have over 2000km on it now and had the valves adjusted and oil changed at 1200km at the dealer it dosnt seem to make a difference what grade of gas i use thanks

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    The manual says to use regular unleaded. At first I was using premium then switched to mid grade for a bit. But now I just

    Use regular unleaded. I have not noticed any difference in performance as to when I first ran the higher grade gas. I haven't experienced the rattling noise on my bike that you mention. What speeds are you going , higher than 100 km/hr ? Also I am

    Running with amsoil synthetic in mine.

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    I strictly run R90 Non-Ethanol fuel, no problems and no noises.


    Be safe & Keep on TW 'ing,



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    All I can get is regular grade. Never have had any issue with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polarpilot View Post
    All I can get is regular grade. Never have had any issue with it.

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    thanks i only travel at 80km per hour i think that is where it starts to red line it did that from the time i first got it maybe im just parienoid

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    Use regular gas. Higher compression engines need a higher grade gas. Using higher octane will do nothing but cost more money with no advantages to regular unleaded in the TW. If you can find non-ethanol 87 that is the money ticket!
    '13 690 Enduro R too many frickin farkles...
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    My bike runs fine in the Florida heat with 87 non-ethanol.However if I do have to run ethanol then I switch to 89 octane. No pinging then.

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    Thanks Guys!



    I have been running non-ethanol premium but will switch to the regular and remember to get premium when getting "corny" gas.
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    "Premium" is in name only - it has pre-ignition inhibitors in it, is meant for high compression engines, has less energy in it than regular gas, and will actually deteriorate performance and gas mileage in a low compression engine like in the TW. It is totally unnecessary for these bikes to use premium fuel, unless you want to go faster from a lighter wallet. "Premium" does not mean it is "better" than regular, only that it's formulated for high compression high performance engines that may knock with regular gas.

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