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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-27-2017, 01:07 PM Thread Starter
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This is my first brand new bike. I have been riding for just over a year. The Speedmaster was my first one.
I loved the Bobber from moment I test rode it. I picked it up early April. I am loving every moment I am on it.

I am still waiting on heated grips, cruise control, and brown seat to come into the dealer.

How are you guys liking your Bobber? What fuel grade do you use? Is 87 good enough?
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 04-27-2017, 01:49 PM
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Welcome to the forum and grats on getting your first new bike!

I've always just gone with the manufacturer suggested octane rating as that's what the bike was designed to use and I see no point in getting the highest grade unless you're on a super-sport.
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Manual says 87 is good. My dealer actually told me that when they ran 91 octane the bike had starting issues after a while.

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It's not a high compression engine, so 87 is sufficient. Greetings from 10465, NYC.

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I have been running either ethonal free or 91/92/93. Zero issues encountered. No nited difference either.
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It's not a high compression engine, so 87 is sufficient. Greetings from 10465, NYC.
Hello fellow New Yorker! Greetings from Queens!
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Manual says 87 is good. My dealer actually told me that when they ran 91 octane the bike had starting issues after a while.
I've been filling it up with 87 Octane. That's what the dealer used to fill up the first tank as well.

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The US manual says 87 but the UK and Canadian manual says 91 RON. Might be useful for those cross border (US and Canada) travellers

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Welcome to the forums, how many miles you got on it so far??
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Welcome to the forums, how many miles you got on it so far??
I have got about 180 Miles on it so far. Still breaking it in
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