87 octane in a 2012 - Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum
Harley-DavidsonForums.com is an independent enthusiast website owned and operated by VerticalScope Inc. Harley-DavidsonForums.com is not sponsored by or in any way affiliated with Harley-Davidson Inc.. The Harley Davidson names and logos are trademarks owned by Harley-Davidson Inc.

Go Back   Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum > Specific Model Areas > Dyna General Discussions

» Insurance
» Our Partners
»ATV Reviews
»Motorcycle Games
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-10-2012, 10:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
sleeves13's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: N.Y.
Posts: 18
87 octane in a 2012

as many of you know there's a little bit of a gas shortage here in n.y. ... i only run 93 oct in my 2012 dyna but thats even harder to come by. i have plenty of 87 oct stored in the garage , what do you guys think? am i going to notice a difference with the 87 , should i ad an octane booster? or will that screw up the injectors? any help will be appreciated
sleeves13 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-10-2012, 10:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
MPG'S? Who gives a
 
Craiger's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Mostly @ work
Posts: 9,943
Images: 10
Garage
It won't hurt anything, It might not perform as well. That's all.

Injectors won't know the difference. Hang in there you guys, I hope things start getting better soon.
__________________
08 FLHTC. Breathing well and getting lots to drink.
Craiger is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-10-2012, 10:39 PM   #3 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Missouri
Posts: 514
Garage
A lot of the little towns I ride through don't even have 91 octane premium. I've had no issues filling up with 87 octane regular in my 2012 FLTRX.

About the only thing I've noticed is a tendency to "ping" when rolling on the throttle if my RPM is below 2K, and less miles per gallon. If pinging becomes an issue simply drop a gear.

The screaming eagle octane booster works nice if you go that route, but the cost is equal to another gallon of fuel and probably doesn't help the mileage enough to warrant.

Yes it runs better on 93 but you do what it takes to get you down the road.
secoleman57 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-11-2012, 07:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
sleeves13's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: N.Y.
Posts: 18
Thanks guys !
sleeves13 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-11-2012, 07:55 PM   #5 (permalink)
2014 FLHXS
 
Wrgiacona's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: El Dorado AR
Posts: 2,285
Garage
How long has it been stored?


Sent from my iPhone using Motorcycle.com App
__________________
____________________________________
6/14/14 2014 FLHXS Street Glide Special Black Denim
6/30/11 2011 FXDC Super Glide Custom Vivid Black
The days I now describe as the dark time.
1979 to 1981 Yamaha 200
1976 to 1979 Suzuki 185
Wrgiacona is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-11-2012, 09:01 PM   #6 (permalink)
icy
Padawan
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Posts: 298
Garage
just for the fun of it: for the past week or so (ever since the gas shortage epidemic) the only gas we can find here in NYC is regular. Yeap. Regular. And every bike you see riding around the city is using regular gas. Including my Ozzy (Sportster Iron 2012) And every other rider I know - pick a make and a model and I tell you right away, it's been running on regular gas for the past week or so.

It runs just fine. No problems so far.
icy is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-12-2012, 08:19 AM   #7 (permalink)
Hit it she goes boom
 
GotGold's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Illinois (Our governors make our plates)
Posts: 3,478
This summer I had to gas up with regular on a road trip. I only ran the one tank but did not notice any difference in the bike. I stayed off the throttle, made sure I was in the 2500 rpm range and it was good to go. I wouldn't do it all the time but in a pinch it seemed to work.
__________________
"Our lady of blessed acceleration don't fail me now."--- Elwood Blues

"Give her full throttle till ya see God... then back off"

Quote:
Originally Posted by Diezel View Post
Golds bike sounds like a 66' Chevelle. It's amazing.
GotGold is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-12-2012, 09:15 AM   #8 (permalink)
Junior Member
 
sleeves13's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: N.Y.
Posts: 18
Gas in the garage was only a week old . I had about half a tank of 93 and topped it off with 87 . Ran fine all day and happened to pass a gas station out in long island with no lines and 93, so topped it off on my way home ! Alls good
sleeves13 is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Old 11-12-2012, 09:27 AM   #9 (permalink)
Millwright
 
petew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Idaho
Posts: 208
I am running 87 octane in my '11 RG but I add my own octane booster, 4 gal of 87 unleaded with 1 gallon of 110 leaded racing fuel. My mileage is nearly 5 mpg better vs running the supreme 91-93 octane, 44mpg vs 39.2mpg. The price is a little more expensive, but no pinging, and the performance is even noticeably better. I was 2-1 regular vs racing, and now at 4-1 and that is where I will stay. After a couple of months I will run the numbers and refigure the averages...
Of course, this is of little help to the OP... I hope it is starting to loosen up a bit!!!!!!
__________________

103" w/Race Kit,Stage IV 117HP 111TQ
SE 259E Cams
SE Heavy Breather AC (Scott's modified)
SE Race Tuner
V&H Power Duals & Hi Outputs
SE CNC Heads 10.62/1 w/SE 58mm TB
John Scott port matching
Renegade Racine wheels. 21x3.5/ 17x6.25
http://www.harley-davidsonforums.com...845-petew.html
petew is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:15 AM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
This site is in no way affiliated with Harley-Davidson
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Forum Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum Ninja H2 Forum Ducati Scrambler Forum Kawasaki Ninja 250SL Forum