Non ethenal gas - Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 12:17 PM Thread Starter
Senile Member
dynaglydr's Avatar
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Portlun Orygun
Posts: 1,702
Images: 8
Non ethenal gas

I buy non ethenol for my chainsaw and wonder how my bike would do on it. I was thinking of filling the tank, put some Stabilze in it and call it good for the winter months. I ride through the winter but not as much.

If you don't get in more riding this year, you'll be a year older next year.
dynaglydr is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 12:58 PM
***** Nomad
southernman_67's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Home for a change
Posts: 2,446
I honestly haven't noticed much difference in mine. But, riding conditions change so it is hard to compare unless you use both on a long trip or something. Most places between here and Oklahoma that carry non-ethanol that I have found are Citgos, and I refuse to do business with Hugo Chavez. If you are going to put Stabil in your tank, just be aware that there are formulas for with or without ethanol.
southernman_67 is online now  
post #3 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 02:14 PM
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Stagger Mountain , La.
Posts: 111
i use 91 octane non ethanol in my 2012 883 SuperLow

only additive i have used has been Seafoam.
Ralph in La. is offline  
post #4 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 05:10 PM
Junior Member
OZNOG's Avatar
Join Date: May 2012
Location: CNY
Posts: 12
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)
OZNOG is online now  
post #5 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 10:12 PM
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Altoona, Pa.
Posts: 30
Hi HD riders. I live in central Pennsylvania and don't know of any gas stations that have sold non-alcohol fuel for some time now. Where do you think I could get some locally?
QDZ2HC is offline  
post #6 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-18-2012, 11:08 PM
Acta Non Verba
Zelrick's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Missouri
Posts: 2,014
thankfully most of the 91+ octane fuel in my area is straight gas and I ride over the winter when I can, so I don't worry about it much.

As far as obtaining non-alcohol gas, look at the gas stations near a marina (or the marina itself) , off road park or at least out of town. It's been my experience in the Midwest that the further away from the city you go the better your chances are, because there are more people filling up boats, ATVs and the such.

Zelrick is online now  
post #7 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 06:31 AM
Vote Cthulhu in 2016
City Chicken's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Boyce, VA
Posts: 787
Here in Winchester, VA there is a Liberty gas station on Rt. 50 (right at the on-ramp to I-81) which sells 87 octane, non-ethanol gas all year long.

I hope some of you might find this helpful.

Vodka stinger with a whisky back, and step on it!
City Chicken is offline  
post #8 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 06:42 AM
Senior Member
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Norman OK
Posts: 753
I don't use fuel with ethanol in anything but my pick-up. Putting it in anything that is going to sit any length of time is asking for trouble.
OLDDEADEYE is offline  
post #9 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 09:09 AM
Senior Member
bgdv1's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: butler,pa
Posts: 1,470
Images: 3
QD if you have a I phone go to app store and get "pure gas" app. U can find non ethanol fuel across US with the app

2011 black denim SG,SE 103 w/255 cams, SE ventilator,decatted header pipe,4" Rineharts, SEPST,
10" LA Chopper Twin Peaks bagger bars, lots of xtra chrome,ipod,garmin 255W, 19"/18" contrast chrome agitators
bgdv1 is online now  
post #10 of 28 (permalink) Old 11-19-2012, 09:19 AM
Senior Member
83XLX's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Heart of Dixie
Posts: 690
Images: 7
I recently discovered a Pure station near my house that's ethanol free in all three grades of gas . I try to fill up there on my way home after every ride. I think the bike runs a bit better with it, especially with the initial throttle response. As far as letting it sit for long periods over the winter, I've never had a problem with ethanol (or straight gas) sitting in the tank for a month or two with no gas treatment added. When the random nice winter day pops up, I ride, and the old Ironhead always starts up and runs fine.

If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
83XLX is offline  

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Harley Davidson Forums: Harley Davidson Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome