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Been using the highest octane I can get athe station that sells gas -- I try to use Shell Gas exclusivly - My first ride was an 93 883 and when I bought it the dealer told me to stay away from Exxon Gas as that had something in it that caused the pipes to BLUE? I never saw that but stayed away from Exxon - As for the kind of plugs -- I just changed mine in my new 1200 and used the stock OEM replacements -- I don't have the need to go 3Million MPH -- I'm just a cruiser on a sporty

Hope this helps some - High Octane - Use the plugs that you need for your setup -- stock is great!!
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the service manual for my '79 says not to use 'lead-free' or 'unleaded gas'. I run 87 octane..and ride it like it's stolen!
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3.3 gal to fill. ahh whats a few cents difference between the good stuff and the great stuff. i go 91+
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I have a 93 sporty thats all stock except the SE air filter...the guy I bought it from used premium for the first 10-12 years and then switched to reg. I use the mid grade and it works just fine...maybe I'll try the premium this week and see if I can notice a difference...the bike has a 145 compression (PSI) rating in the front and rear cylinders...pretty good for 85,000 miles and no rebuild yet...so good fuel and proper maint. do keep a bike running like new...I'll post a reply on my premium vs. mid-grade experiment this week...not willing to try reg...only the best without over kill for my machine.
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I have a 93 sporty thats all stock except the SE air filter...the guy I bought it from used premium for the first 10-12 years and then switched to reg. I use the mid grade and it works just fine...maybe I'll try the premium this week and see if I can notice a difference...the bike has a 145 compression (PSI) rating in the front and rear cylinders...pretty good for 85,000 miles and no rebuild yet...so good fuel and proper maint. do keep a bike running like new...I'll post a reply on my premium vs. mid-grade experiment this week...not willing to try reg...only the best without over kill for my machine.
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My 93 1200 never got anything but regular and never pinged.

That said, even if yours never needed premium before, 12 years of carbon build-up from running premium when he should have run reg might have changed that...
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I only use my platinum card to pay for premium and I keep it in a custom made shark skin wallet that I carry in the back of my designer jeans. Only the best for the my best wallet that carries my best credit card to pay for the most expensive gas I can find.
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