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We as FURY RIDERS have to consider that, some of us are still riding with stock pipes while others ride with custom.
Please explain fuel grade vis-ā-vis exhaust choice .
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Where is the evidence that ethanol is harmful
If gas with ethanol sits for long periods of time it will settle out. It will also draw in moisture from wherever it can. Hence the use of alcohol as dry gas.

I am in the timber industry and 1 1/2 yrs ago I had a saw that was only a couple months old blow up because of gas with ethanol and there have been many instances my local saw shop has encountered with the same problem. With that being said I know there is a difference between a 2 stroke and a 4 but I don't take any chances when it comes to the bike. Not every station has straight gas but I run it as much as I can.

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If gas with ethanol sits for long periods of time it will settle out. It will also draw in moisture from wherever it can. Hence the use of alcohol as dry gas.

I am in the timber industry and 1 1/2 yrs ago I had a saw that was only a couple months old blow up because of gas with ethanol and there have been many instances my local saw shop has encountered with the same problem. With that being said I know there is a difference between a 2 stroke and a 4 but I don't take any chances when it comes to the bike. Not every station has straight gas but I run it as much as I can.
Agreed. Ethanol was a terrible idea for many reasons, can clog your injectors and fuel lines and motor when you don't burn it up such as in the winter.

Just use a fuel stabilizer during the winter and pray.
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Unless you park your motorcycle on a boat dock for long periods of time ethanol should not be a problem .

"Gasoline diluted with ethanol is a perfectly acceptable motor fuel when it's stored properly, dispensed promptly and burned in vehicles and power equipment designed to handle it."
I heard it can damage the ''o'' rings on the injectors...
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Eth can ruin old style carb gaskets and o rings.My carb overhaul business has tripped.


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Eth can ruin old style carb gaskets and o rings.My carb overhaul business has tripped.
If you mean tripled good for you man. You must love Ethanol. If you mean tripped sorry I guess.
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I heard it can damage the ''o'' rings on the injectors...
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Technical Information
Oxygenated Fuels
Some conventional gasolines are being
blended with alcohol or an ether
compound. These gasolines are
collectively referred to as oxygenated
fuels. To meet clean air standards, some
areas of the United States and Canada use
oxygenated fuels to help reduce emissions.
If you use an oxygenated fuel, be sure it is
unleaded and meets the minimum octane
rating requirement.
Before using an oxygenated fuel, try to
confirm the fuel’s contents. Some states/
provinces require this information to be
posted on the pump.

The following are the EPA-approved
percentages of oxygenates:

ETHANOL (ethyl or grain alcohol) 10%
by Volume
You may use gasoline containing up to
10% ethanol by volume. Gasoline
containing ethanol may be marketed
under the name ‘‘Gasohol’’.


All of this post is copied and pasted from the VT1300CX/CXA Owner's Manual

MTBE (Methyl Tertiary Butyl Ether) 15%
by Volume
You may use gasoline containing up to
15% MTBE by volume.

METHANOL (methyl or wood alcohol)
5% by Volume
You may use gasoline containing
methanol containing up to 5% methanol
by volume as long as it also contains
cosolvents and corrosion inhibitors to
protect the fuel system. Gasoline
containing more than 5% methanol by
volume may cause starting and/or
performance problems. It may also
damage metal, rubber, and plastic parts
of your fuel system.

If you notice any undesirable operating
symptoms, try another service station or
switch to another brand of gasoline.

Fuel system damage or performance
problems resulting from the use of an
oxygenated fuel containing more than the
percentages of oxygenates mentioned
above are not covered under warranty.
Oxygenated fuels can damage paint and
plastic. Damage caused by spilled fuel is
not covered by warranty.
Be careful not to spill fuel when
filling the fuel tank. Wipe up any spills
immediately.

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All this has my head spinning 360' I am dumb when it comes to all this. Yes I have a custom exhaust. plug and play FC. I am right buggered now. Someone please 87, 89, or 91? thanks and Merry Christmas...By the way about 2ft of whity white on the ground here
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