10% ethenol gas

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by kemo, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. kemo

    kemo R.I.P

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    Just got back from a nice 3500 mile ride out to Winnipeg Manitoba and then down to Sturgis S.D. In a lot of the mid west states could only get 10% ethenol fuel. It is crap. Fuel mileage dove down about 5 mpg. I sure hope that all this corn gas is just a fade and not going to stay.
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I think it is here to stay until they develop nuclear power for these bikes.
     
  3. ldavis16

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    One serious problem is the fact that gas stations are not required to lable gas that is 10% or less ethenol because it is deemed safe for all vehicles. For high compression air cooled engines this is somewhat a problem because the BTU potential is much less for ethenol than it is for dino gas so the injectors are overworked and can create a lean running condition under hard accelleration.
     
  4. Nitzo

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    This is about all we are now seeing in North Florida too.
     
  5. trannyman4u.423

    trannyman4u.423 New Member

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    yeah 10% is about everywhere my E-glide runs pretty good on it can't tell a big difference in mileage :cheers
     
  6. sgsam

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    Living and working in the Tampa Bay area 10% is all I have found. Any truth to the Shell V-Power being the best premium to run?

    sgsam
     
  7. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I really don't think there is a big difference at all between the major name high test gas.
     
  8. blues821

    blues821 Active Member

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    if what i'm told is true shell,bp and sunnoco dont blend there high grade gas so thats what ive been useing ..my bike runs fine on either one ..but if i use any marathon or speedway gas my mileage does drop alittle but the bike still runs fine ....ive also been useing the lucas fuel treatment just for the simple fact of have some upper cyclinder lube in the mix its also good for keeping things clean
    keith
     
  9. USMCCWO5

    USMCCWO5 Junior Member

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    Well, my wife, 70 lbs of gear, and I went 4789 miles door to door from Oceanside, CA to Sturgis, SD and back. We averaged 44.45 miles per gallon of fuel (hot-rodded 103 cid). I put premium from whatever gas station was convenient. All 91 octane except for a Cheyenne, WY station that had 92. What a great trip, we hit eleven states. The ride there and back was some of the best times I have ever had.

    Almost forgot:
    Oops-did run out of gas three miles short of Gillette, WY (yes, that was me pushing and my wife sitting on the bike navigating.)
     
    Last edited: Aug 13, 2008
  10. R. Lewis

    R. Lewis Senior Member Retired Moderators

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    lol ---- And was the wife also hollerin' ---- "come on mule giddy-up,yaaa,wwwhhooooppp, let's get on down the road" ha-ha!!!