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Old 11-18-2012, 11:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 11-18-2012, 11:58 AM   #2 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i use 91 octane non ethanol in my 2012 883 SuperLow

only additive i have used has been Seafoam.
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Old 11-18-2012, 04:10 PM   #4 (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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Old 11-18-2012, 09:12 PM   #5 (permalink)
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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?
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Old 11-18-2012, 10:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:42 AM   #8 (permalink)
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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.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:09 AM   #9 (permalink)
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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
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:19 AM   #10 (permalink)
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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.
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