Fuel Recs

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Fuel Recs

#1 Unread post by TurnipJohn » Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:26 pm

Hey all. Looking to see what type of fuel other people are running in their old bikes. I recently picked up an 85 Virago. Any thoughts?

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Re: Fuel Recs

#2 Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Sun Aug 09, 2020 7:33 am

TurnipJohn wrote:
Sat Aug 08, 2020 5:26 pm
Hey all. Looking to see what type of fuel other people are running in their old bikes. I recently picked up an 85 Virago. Any thoughts?
In my older bikes, I just ran regular fuel and they never complained. I remember trying premium but never found a difference, but this was ~13 years ago for my 1982 bike and before adding ethanol was a thing. The issue today I would imagine would be that percentage of ethanol, I know it does affect plastic fuel parts in your tank.

Well done BTW on keeping your '85 on the road and going. Great to see vintage still rolling. :)

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Re: Fuel Recs

#3 Unread post by ZooTech » Fri Aug 14, 2020 8:21 pm

Bump your pilot and main jets up a size and turn your A/F screws out 2.5 turns and keep using 87. The changes will make better use of the oxygenated ethanol fuel.

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Re: Fuel Recs

#4 Unread post by TurnipJohn » Mon Aug 24, 2020 3:11 pm

Thanks for the recs folks. 87 it is.

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