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post #1 of 14 Old 05-12-2014, 11:03 AM Thread Starter
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The V2 and The Big E

I'm sure this is just paranoid thinking on my part but in the past my more 'exotic' motos have been effected by this. With my brand new V2 I filled at a Husky yesterday with premium and saw that all Husky brands contain up to 10% Ethanol. Someone tell me, no worries.
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post #2 of 14 Old 05-12-2014, 11:11 AM
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No worries. If you store it (winter) , then add an additive that will prevent issues. Otherwise , ride!

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I see now the manual says up to 10%. Wonder what happens after 10%?
Seem to remember there was an actual rubber part dissolving theory floating around. Plus, with dissolving dirt, passing it thru very fine injectors could be a problem.
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Choose another brand. Canadian law requires only 5% average. Chevron 94 has no ethanol, in fact I am going to fill my container for the lawn mowers this morning. I use only Chevron 94 in my motorcycles and small engines.

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No worries most gas here in North Carolina contains "up to" 10% ethanol and I've had no issues. I think all manufacturers have this in mind when building things nowadays.

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There is nothing wrong with E10 (10% ethanol alcohol & 90% gasoline). As noted above, it can absorb more moisture than pure gasoline, so use a stabilizer during long term storage. Does your bike really need premium gas? If your owners manual says so, do it. Otherwise you're just wasting money. In the U.S. and Canada regular is 87 A.K.I. (antiknock index, which is the numerical average of Research Octane Number and Motor Octane Number). Other countries use the RON which shows a higher number for the same gas.

E15 is not recommended in vehicles made before 2001 due to the rubber compounds in the fuel system. It is problematic in vehicles made later except flex fuel vehicles made for mixtures up to 85%.

Ethanol does reduce gas mileage. It also is the least toxic way to raise the octane and to reduce carbon monoxide emissions.

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I think the closest Chevron here is an hour away. I am, after all, in the lost town of Nelson BC.
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There is one in Trail I think haha.

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10% Ethanol. Someone tell me, no worries.
i use sta-bil marine formula ethanol treatment. i treat 100 us gals. per 10oz. bottle. works ok for me.
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regular gas...no 10% crap

Just talked to a repair shop for small engines. He was telling me how the 10% stuff is killing small engines. He suggested using ONLY non-etho gas. I am now going to do exactly that on my tractors/powerwasher/old KLR/and chainsaws. He mentioned that base gaskets were going on almost everything.

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