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Hey guys, I've been running 93 octane pump gas for a long time, but i have heard that it's terrible for your carb and stuff like that...is this true?

thanks

-bai

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I always drain the tank when i get home because i only ride once a month

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Pump gas was exactly what engineers designed our bikes to run on. They knew that there is no magical "other" gas.

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The main issue is the ethanol that is added to the fuel. There are still some stations out there that offer ethanol free gas at the pump.

http://pure-gas.org/index.jsp

I am not sure how often this site is updated, but maybe it will give you some ideas anyway.

Agree about the ethanol issue. I saw first hand the deposits it left in my XR200 carburetor posted here: http://www.thumpertalk.com/forum/showthread.php?t=975574

Here are some alternatives: 1) use ethanol-free gas, 2) use ethanol stabilizer, like Stabilize for ethanol or Marine Stabilize, 3) drain your carb after riding.

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