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Old 02-21-2012, 06:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Fuel Grade in 06 T100

I don't have the original owner's manual so can someone please tell me the recommended fuel grade for an 06 T100 (865cc). Thanks.
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Old 02-21-2012, 06:31 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You can download a handbook at the link below. These are for the latest bikes but they're the same as far as the fuel grades are concerned:

http://www.triumphmotorcycles.com/motorcycles/handbooks

Here's the gist of it:

Fuel Grade
This Triumph motorcycle is designed to run
on unleaded gasoline with a CLC or AKI
octane rating (R+M)/2 of 87 or higher.
Federal regulations require that pumps
delivering unleaded gasoline are marked
'UNLEADED' and that the Cost of Living
Council (CLC) or Anti-Knock Index (AKI)
octane rating is also displayed. These ratings
are an average of the Research Octane
Number (RON) and the Motor Octane
Number (MON).

Note:
If 'knocking' or 'pinging' occurs at a
steady engine speed under normal
load, use a different brand of
gasoline or gasoline which has a
higher octane rating.

Oxygenated Gasoline
To help in meeting clean air standards, some
areas of the U.S. use oxygenated gasoline to
help reduce harmful emissions. These
gasolines are a blend of conventional
gasoline and another compound such as
alcohol. This Triumph motorcycle will give its
best performance when using unleaded
gasoline. However, the following should be
used as a guide if you use any oxygenated
fuels.

Ethanol
Ethanol fuel is a mixture of 10% Ethanol and
90% gasoline and is often described under
the names 'gasohol', 'Ethanol enhanced', or
'contains Ethanol'. This fuel may be used in
your Triumph motorcycle.

MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether)
The use of gasolines containing up to 15%
MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether) is
permitted in this Triumph motorcycle.
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Dan, the owner's manual recommend a gasoline with an Average Octane rating, i.e. (RON+MON)/2, of 89 or higher. I don't know where you are located, but in the USA this means using at least a mid-grade gasoline of 89 or 91 (RON+MON)/2. If you are in Europe, or somewhere else, where gasoline octanes show only the RON, then a 95 RON gasoline would be the grade to use.

Other Triumph recommendations (on oxygenated gasolines):
Ethanol blended into the gasoline: up to 10% ethanol is OK.
MTBE: up to 15% is OK.
Methanol in gasoline: DO NOT use, this will damage the fuel system.
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Forchetto's post above (which he did while I was typing my reply !) is for the 2011 and 2012 fuel injected Bonnevilles, hence the 87 R+M/2 octane recommendation.

My post is for the 2006 Bonnevilles, which were carburated, and I believe had higher compression ratios, and different cams - hence the higher 89 R+M/2 recommendations.
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Thanks for link to owner's manuals

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Old 02-22-2012, 01:11 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Forchetto's post above (which he did while I was typing my reply !) is for the 2011 and 2012 fuel injected Bonnevilles, hence the 87 R+M/2 octane recommendation.

My post is for the 2006 Bonnevilles, which were carburated, and I believe had higher compression ratios, and different cams - hence the higher 89 R+M/2 recommendations.
I was told by the dealer to use the highest octane available. I used 91 for the first few fill-ups, then switched to regular 87, and experienced no change in performance, and an actual improvement in MPG. At that point I gave up on trying to figure that **** out.
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I've used 87 octane in both of my T100's and never had a problem. No knocking or pinging and with todays gasoline prices it matters.
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:26 PM   #9 (permalink)
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.. I have the 06 T100, and used to do 92 octane until it got priced beyond what's reasonable.

87 octane already costs $15 for a little Sunday toot, and the bike doesn't seem to mind.

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I haven't noticed much of a difference in fuel mileage, and no difference in performance using the high grade over the 87. With my 74 Kawasaki, I can get about 10 more miles to a tank with the high grade.
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