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post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-22-2010, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
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How to treat Ethanol in gas

Is it ok to use Stabil every 2 or 3 tankfuls to treat ethanol in gas?
I hear ethanol will have a residual effect of clogging the fuel injectors
and was wondering if there is any good product to avoid this problem.
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Re: How to treat Ethanol in gas

If you want to waste your money on Stabil, feel free. They 10% ethanol in your fuel(which is what I'm guessing you're talking about) isn't going to effect your bike enough to make a significant difference. You'll see more of a difference if you change your octane level from say 89 to 93 than you will using 100% gasoline vs. 90% gasoline and 10% ethanol
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You'll see more of a difference if you change your octane level from say 89 to 93 than you will using 100% gasoline vs. 90% gasoline and 10% ethanol

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Re: How to treat Ethanol in gas

The only time I use stabil is if the gas will sit in the bike for more than a couple weeks. I've heard it doesn't do shit for ethanol. Though I don't care I run ethanol free in my bike only. And yes you can still get it, just need to look for it.
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Re: How to treat Ethanol in gas

30,000 miles of using 90% gas 10% ethanol and my injectors still work great.
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30,000 miles of using 90% gas 10% ethanol and my injectors still work great.
I don't think it will be a problem for the OP either. What ethanol can do is absorb moisture which might be bad, but the ethanol itself probably wont hurt shit. I only use pure gas for A/F ratio reasons, since my bike gets beat on the track I like to know the mixture is right.
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Is it ok to use Stabil every 2 or 3 tankfuls to treat ethanol in gas?
I hear ethanol will have a residual effect of clogging the fuel injectors
and was wondering if there is any good product to avoid this problem.
Any comments?
Just make sure not to use E85 and you'll be fine .
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post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-22-2010, 06:00 PM
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Re: How to treat Ethanol in gas

The problem with E10 is that the ethanol absorbs water. If it is going to sit for 3-4 weeks, water in the fuel can become a problem.
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The problem with E10 is that the ethanol absorbs water. If it is going to sit for 3-4 weeks, water in the fuel can become a problem.
Is that you in your avatar?
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And crappy gas mileage to go with it
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post #11 of 27 (permalink) Old 06-23-2010, 03:26 PM
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Just find yourself an ethanol free gas station! I am lucky enough to have one right by me.

http://pure-gas.org/index.jsp
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I started using this stuff and to date is the best I have used so far.

http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/aqs.aspx
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i'd go with ethanol free.. but in arizona.. that's soo not an option.
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Is that you in your avatar?
Yes, Deals Gap, Killboy photo.
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treat it like a red headed step child!
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That picture is scary on so many levels.
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Yes, Deals Gap, Killboy photo.
do you have it bigger?
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Somewhere, it was shot in 2007. What are you looking for?
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That picture is scary on so many levels.
Scary? Naw, about 35-40 MPH. I was pretty much showing off for the camera. This was toward the end of a 400+ mile day through the mountains. My boot was letting know ground clearance was becoming an issue, but nothing on the bike touched, the Pilot Power (regular) were perfectly solid and also was not about the drop a knee wearing jeans. I have done that before and jeans don't last more then a foot at max
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That is the worst body position evar.
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