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Came across this little gem. Anyone know if it's relevant at all in the motorcycle world? Couldn't hurt I guess?

 

 

How are you going to get Ethanol out of the fuel?

 

The information is kind of pointless unless there is a way to remove the Ethanol....

 

Just treat all your gas.

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I seem to recall a method for removing the ethanol. You add water to the 'gas'. It bonds with the ethanol. Water, being heavier than gas, (now mixed with ethanol) sinks to the bottom of the container, leaving gasoline on top. Carefully pour off the gas and then properly dispose of the water/ethanol mix.

However...........

Ethanol is a very good antiknock additive and the resulting octane (even if you started with ultra high grade premium) will probably be below the lowest grade of regular.

 

A reality is, although you do get a little less power from E10 fuels, the difference is not much and 99.99999% of the riders cannot tell the difference. Do as Krannie says, treat your fuel and forgetaboutit.

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Used when purchasing E100 for drag racing. You make your own E85 mixture. E85 purchased at the gas station may only be 75% ethenol and that could hurt an engine that needs higher octane, especially when running nitrous on the edge of detonation.

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