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post #11 of 4540 (permalink) Old 04-15-2005, 12:54 PM
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Just burn the cheap stuff (if there is any anymore) an you'll be fine.
The owner's manual says to use premium which I do, is regular unleaded really ok to use in this bike (800A)?

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The owner's manual says to use premium which I do, is regular unleaded really ok to use in this bike (800A)?
Doc , Regular is all you should be putting in your 800, the 800 has a problem with carbon build-up. The cheaper fuel burns hotter which helps with keeping the carbon build-up to a mininum. You can also add some seafoam to the gas about every 4th tank , along with going out an running the bike up to the rev limiter every now an then(thats the fun part)
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Doc , Regular is all you should be putting in your 800, the 800 has a problem with carbon build-up. The cheaper fuel burns hotter which helps with keeping the carbon build-up to a mininum. You can also add some seafoam to the gas about every 4th tank , along with going out an running the bike up to the rev limiter every now an then(thats the fun part)
Does this bike have a rev limiter? Also if I use regular do I have to worry about overheating, I live in Arizona and a couple of months it will be very hot here.

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Does this bike have a rev limiter? Also if I use regular do I have to worry about overheating, I live in Arizona and a couple of months it will be very hot here.

Listen to woody and start burning regular, the 800's hate premium. Yes it has a rev limiter, tops out about 8200. Get a can of seafoam and run through it now if you have been using premium. Overheating?, 2 words for ya, watercooled. Listen for the fan, make sure it comes on when you are sitting in traffic.

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Use only 87, I've had really good luck with Chevron. If your Radiator fan is working ok, the summer heat is not a problem. I live in Tucson, and the fan comes on during a ride thru town, even now. Be sure to change your oil regularly during the summer months.

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Thanks all, yes change the oil around every 2500-3000 miles, where can I get Seafoam?

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You can get SeaFoam from Auto Zone

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The owner's manual says to use premium which I do, is regular unleaded really ok to use in this bike (800A)?
I have a 2003 800A, my owner's manual says to use unleaded with minimum antiknock index of 87. But has a caution: If engine "knocking" or "pinging" occurs, use a different brand of gas or a higher octane rating. The Clymer manual simply states to use regular unleaded. I have tried premium (1 tank full) I think the bike runs better on regular.
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