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post #1 of 70 Old 05-12-2014, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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10% Ethanol

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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Aside from a Marina, where can you buy gas with no ethanol?

Everywhere you go, there you are!:biggrinjester:
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Up to 10% ethanol is not a problem unless the bike is put away for the winter. In that case, use a fuel treatment made for dealing with ethanol. I use Sta-Bil Marine Formula Ethanol Fuel Stabilizer for example.

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Aside from a Marina, where can you buy gas with no ethanol?
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I found some ethanol-free gas at Liberty Stations in WV on Saturday.

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I've been putting that Ethanol crap in my Wee for over 3 years now and, knock on wood, the only problem I've had is a slightly decreased mpg.

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I haven't had any problems running ethanol fuel in my '13 650. we have a good many stations that sell non ethanol gas in south MS though I only use non ethanol in my boat and lawn equipment just foe storage reasons. as long as you are not storing it long term you shouldn't see a problem.
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Aside from a Marina, where can you buy gas with no ethanol?
I don't worry much about it but you'll find many Phillips 66 stations sell ethanol free premium (at a very premium price).

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Ethanol mandates vary by location. The availability of ethanol free fuel in one area does not reflect the same availability in other areas. It's typically much harder to find in big cities with smog problems.

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Ethanol needs to go away, what are the "real" benefits of it again?

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Ethanol needs to go away, what are the "real" benefits of it again?
Reduction of the stockpile of government subsidized corn crops. From what I'm going to pretend I think I know, it actually provides no cost/material savings to produce ethanol from corn, but that all depends on the going rate for a barrel of crude.

Not trying to start a political flamewar (PLEASE, DON'T START A POLITICAL FLAMEWAR.... pweez?), but ... yeah. We've got way too much corn going on.
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