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#891910 09/28/2022 3:58 AM
by DavidP
A beautiful day today, highs mid 60s, perfect weather for a good ride. I prepped the Bonneville and put the liner in my jacket. The bike started right up and I headed south with a big grin.
I headed down TN 101 with plans to go west on TN 30 over to Spencer, then on to Rock Island State Park.
First stop, the little store at the intersection of 101 and 30 for petrol. They have one separate pump with no corn premium.
Unfortunately today there was a bag on the handle. Their only other choices are Diesel and regular. I rode to the closest other station and found the same options.
I put a gallon of regular in the tank and headed back home. I kept a constant throttle and didn't hear any knocking, but it didn't run quite as well.
Now I gotta drain the tank for the lawnmower and steal some good gas from the Trident.
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#892053 Sep 30th a 09:46 AM
by BeezaBryan
Originally Posted by DavidP
....... but reserve is very limited on the small US tanks.

And don't I knpw it.
The late great Mr Ben once told me that I had to be in sight of a gas station if I hit reserve frown
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#891982 Sep 29th a 12:32 PM
by BeezaBryan
Originally Posted by Howard Inough
David, a small bottle tucked in your tank bag can give you options

Quite right, however this was readily available and much cheaper

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