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post #1 of 9 Old Nov 20th, 2012, 4:23 pm Thread Starter
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Removing Ethanol From E10 Fuel

Great How-To article in the December issue of Motorcycle Consumer News.

Get the chance check it out

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post #2 of 9 Old Nov 20th, 2012, 5:20 pm
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Re: Removing Ethanol From E10 Fuel

Saw that article. Will have to re-read it. Interesting, but is it practical.

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Read the article this morning and think it's kind of lame.

It's a lab procedure that I bet you'd be fed up with once you'd processed enough for maybe one motorcycle tankful.

And, the funny part is that once you've removed the ethanol you'll have to add an octane booster. As the article says, removing the ethanol makes premium into regular.

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I'm going to try that in the next week or two in our garage here to see if it is in fact practical. I have around 65 bikes in the garage, all with E10 in them and if I don't keep starting them, they go "bad" in a week or two. We use Pri-G as a stabilizer, but the gas still goes bad in the float bowls. So my question is, which is better - store bikes with fuel in them, or store with empty tanks and float bowls?

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If you really want to remove the ethanol from pump gas, start by firing all the politicians that voted for the corn subsidies . . .

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Some people see the gas tank as half empty. Some see it as half full. All I care is that I know where the next tankful is coming from...
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Re: Removing Ethanol From E10 Fuel

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I'm going to try that in the next week or two in our garage here to see if it is in fact practical. I have around 65 bikes in the garage, all with E10 in them and if I don't keep starting them, they go "bad" in a week or two. We use Pri-G as a stabilizer, but the gas still goes bad in the float bowls. So my question is, which is better - store bikes with fuel in them, or store with empty tanks and float bowls?

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I used to store my Suzuki GT-750 when I went on 7-10 month Navy deployments back in the 70's. I'd put Stabil in the tank and ride to the storage place then turn off the petcock and run the bowls dry and disconnect the battery. I pulled the plugs and squirted a little oil in each cylinder and kicked it through. She fired right up every time I came back.

But I'll +1 on what Ken said. We need to eat corn and burn gas.

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Re: Removing Ethanol From E10 Fuel

Might just be easier to buy ethanol free gas....

http://pure-gas.org/

if it's available around ya..

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I've visited that site and no places within 20 miles of us, dang it.

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Re: Removing Ethanol From E10 Fuel

I just add a couple teaspoons full of MMO, fill the tank, and run the bike a few miles to make sure the fuel with MMO gets through.

MMO is Marvel Mystery Oil.... great for all kinds of stuff
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