Is there a down side to running Premium Gas in the Wing?
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Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: victoria, bc
yes - waste of money
2002 GL 1800
2012 650 Suzuki Burgman Trike
2006 650 Suzuki Burgman Standard
1989 Honda PC 800
I've tried both. Mine likes Ethanol free regular the best.
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Motorcycles: '01 GL1800; 2014 DL650 Adventure; gone away already: 5 BMW's, 4 Honda's, 2 Suzuki's
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Join Date: May 2016
The down side is the Wing was designed to run regular unleaded not premium.
I was told by a well respected engine tuner in Jacksonville that continued use of high test gas in my new pickup would cause excessive carbon build-up in the combustion chamber. He told me that engines designed to run on regular gas needed the higher combustion chamber temps to burn off excessive carbon. Makes sense to me so I quite using high test. I assume the same would apply to the GL1800 engine as well. Flame suit on.
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