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Old 12-06-2012, 08:24 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Been using non ethanol gas in my 06 FXDI for two months, I like it. The octane rating is only 89 but it runs good. Biggest difference I notice compared to e10 is it runs cooler. That alone makes it worth the extra coin, to me.
You should be seeing an 8-9% increase in MPG as well.
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Old 12-08-2012, 12:48 AM   #22 (permalink)
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You're probably right but I don't keep track of my mpg.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:07 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Try finding the place that sells racing fuels, United Oils here in Boise carries at least 3 different levels of octane and no alcohol. I mix the 110 leaded with the 87 unleaded without alcohol, one gallon racing fuel to every four of the cheap stuff. This gives me a 93 octane without alcohol. Works great for the work and shopping etc., on the road, it is Chevron and it's highest octane sold whenever possible.
A tank of the 110 does make a noticeable power level increase, but at $8 a gal, too expensive for me! I think it makes the higher compression in my bike with it's stage IV state.
DON'T put leaded fuel in your bike if you have oxygen sensors. It does screw up the oxygen sensors. And it doesn't take long.

Grain–Dial petroleum 2757 S Federal Way in Boise has 91 octane with no alcohol.
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I am new to the HD world and I only see E-10 in my area, should I get a fuel treatment if it sits?


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I just checked, nearest pure is 130 miles away


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I am new to the HD world and I only see E-10 in my area, should I get a fuel treatment if it sits?


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If you use up the fuel in 2-3 weeks it shouldn't be a problem, longer than that and stabilizer is definitely required. Steve Garns (Brew Dude) did a couple of excellent articles in the The Horse BC on the effects of E-10 after only a couple of months of storage.
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Old 12-09-2012, 08:33 PM   #28 (permalink)
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I as well as everyone around here in the know, marinas, bike shops, etc. change over everything that sits for extended time to non-alcohol fuel before storage.

The preferred additive is Star Tron Enzyme Fuel Treatment. (In the blue bottle)
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