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post #21 of 29 (permalink) Old 10-22-2012, 09:24 AM
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There is an actual 90 rated fuel that "means" it is true ethanol-free fuel. My buddy told me if it is 87, 89, 91 and they say it is ethanol free- to be careful. They aren't always truly free of ethanol. If it says it is ethanol-free and rated at 90 then you are good to go.

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Ah OK thx. Unfortunately there are NO ethanol free stations in NJ . Damn state is getting as bad as California. The best we can hope for here is that E15 doesn't completely replace E10 at our pumps. That would be a major problem.

The insult to injury for all of us is....ethanol has done nothing to reduce the price of fuel and I suspect E15 will be no different. All it will do is ruin small equipment and motorcycle engines, make our cars get worse fuel mileage, line the pockets of the ethanol lobbyists , further increase food prices and cost station owners more more money for retrofitted or new equipment.
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We are not manufacturing anything except the bikes we ride. Everything else is failing to create jobs. Add more corn to fuel. Breaks down engines increases jobs. Brilliant.
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Damn man, this isnt good at all. I live in the south and with all of the boaters, we have ethanol-free fuel at many gas stations.

Check out this site, maybe you have one nearby:
Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. and Canada

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I know someone who works for Chevron (oilfield foreman) he stressed how important it was that you find "90" rated fuel for TRUE ethanol-free fuel.
the chart is great and very helpful but.....

not all of the Ethanol Free stations carry 93 Octane so:

if you have a choice between high octane and Ethanol or lower octane but no ethanol....what do you do.

doesn't HD recommend 93 octane for their motors?
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HD and others do recommend 91 or higher for our engines but that does not stop the ethanol content. You will still have your 15% in the high grade as well.
Now I guess I could go to the airport and start fueling there with 101 octane. Not sure if ethanol is in aircraft fuel. I would think not. Humm something to check out.

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HD and others do recommend 91 or higher for our engines but that does not stop the ethanol content. You will still have your 15% in the high grade as well.
Now I guess I could go to the airport and start fueling there with 101 octane. Not sure if ethanol is in aircraft fuel. I would think not. Humm something to check out.
There is no ethanol in aviation fuel, but there is lead and that will mess with the O2 sensors and cats on the newer bikes.
My older bikes run great on it.

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There is no ethanol in aviation fuel, but there is lead and that will mess with the O2 sensors and cats on the newer bikes.
My older bikes run great on it.
Agreed, however, its also illegal to sell leaded fuel for street use.

I have a place I can get 112 and 114 octane Sunoco racing fuel. They'll only sell it to you if its placed in a container. I JUST bought today 5 gallons. $9 a gallon. I want to see how the bike runs with it mixed with pump fuel. I'll start at 20%. (One gallon per five)

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Just a note. E15 will not be available for some years to come. Chevron has decided not to produce it until more research is done.
Now I would like to know if I were to start putting in an additive to take out the ethanol would I damage anything?
I have been running 91 octane in my 04 wide glide since day one. I have a little over 85k on my bike.

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Just a note. E15 will not be available for some years to come. Chevron has decided not to produce it until more research is done.
Now I would like to know if I were to start putting in an additive to take out the ethanol would I damage anything?
I have been running 91 octane in my 04 wide glide since day one. I have a little over 85k on my bike.
There is no easy way to remove the ethanol from the gas, even if you did, the gas that is left would be more harmful to your engine.
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I read the leaded fuel will ruin O2 sensors.
When I am home I am able to buy 91 octane with no ethanol in it.

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