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With low fuel prices, I decided to splurge on premium gasoline, thinking I might get better mileage and performance. Soon after, the check engine light began to come on in stop and go city traffic, and the idle would stay quite high. I'm thinking unburned fuel is triggering the emissions sensor. I put a tank of premium once on a long road trip with highway driving and didn't have this issue. I'm thinking the stop and go aspect is causing issues with the premium fule. Once I run through this tank, I'll fill it again with regular fuel. 87 octane is recommended in the owner's manual. I suspect there is a good reason for that. Has anyone else had issues with premium fuel? My bike is a 2015 Street 750 that I purchased in May, 2015 and have ridden daily since.
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Here in Australia, (I am sure ) we were told to use hiOctane (98) when we purchased the bike.(500cc) Have always done so, 4500km , all traffic scenarios, and no problems. SE slipon exhaust but standard air-cleaner and no engine management changes.
Just a dodgy batch of fuel perhaps?
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You guys need to be Careful. Octane is not rated the same in all countries. In the US, Its rated R+M/2. Other countries use RON. The numbers are different.


High Idle?? Could be the T-Body. Coolant Sensor not reading correctly.
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2015 Street 750 got in late July and all I have put in it is premium gas 91 octane and at 6000 miles no problems here!
Good luck on the problem!
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Also a 2015 Street 750 and have only put in premium 95 octane and overall gas mileage since new is 53.9mpg over 2,500 km.

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I use non ethanol when available..little more pricey but better for any engine...especially small engines
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