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Old 08-15-2012, 02:29 PM   #34
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Originally Posted by BuzzJ View Post
I have an 85 Elite 150 which I have been getting about 60 mpg using 87 octaine gas. My question should I use regular or high octaine gas in this bike?
My theory is that unless you're getting a lot of knocking, 87 is fine. That being said, try 92 and see if it changes.

Today I lowered the oil level to 3/4 on the dipstick. I read some post somewhere that having too much oil in the crankcase caused a guy poor economy. I think he said that the manual even says to do that... doesn't sound right, but I'll try it.

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