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Can't vouch for the details, but an interesting article appears in the November issue of the Washington State BMW Riders newsletter about talks to increase the amount of ethanol in available fuels. The article quotes an AMA news release that may also be on their web site. Given that we often find ourselves in rural areas where options for fuel are limited, this might be an issue worth talking about. Here's the link to the WSBMWR site and look for the newsletter. The article begins on Page 8.

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While riding in remote agricultural areas I have found real 100% gasoline is available at some locations because (the irony of this is wonderful) a lot of farm equipment will not run on 10% ethanol. You can tell by the smell, 100 gas vs. 10% ethanol. I did not notice any difference in the engine running, but I did get 4 MPG more on that tank full. If the government mandates 15% ethanol, we will start having problems, not just the older bikes.

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I'm seeing more and more stations across the country vending no-ethanol gasoline.
pure-gas.org lists stations across the States that sell no ethanol gas.
Some of there info is out of date.......but, I attribute this to the fact that I've talked to some station owners that switched back to etrhanol because on-ethanol gas just takes too long to get...
Some Citgo and Fina stations, as well as Kangaroo sell no ethanol.
Boat dealers are a good source as marine engines cannot use ethanol.
In the Northwet I've seen stations with a no ethanol regular pump marked "for off road use only"....I fill up and no problems.

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I'm seeing more and more stations across the country vending no-ethanol gasoline.
pure-gas.org lists stations across the States that sell no ethanol gas.
Some of there info is out of date.......but, I attribute this to the fact that I've talked to some station owners that switched back to etrhanol because on-ethanol gas just takes too long to get...
Some Citgo and Fina stations, as well as Kangaroo sell no ethanol.
Boat dealers are a good source as marine engines cannot use ethanol.
In the Northwet I've seen stations with a no ethanol regular pump marked "for off road use only"....I fill up and no problems.
This is the Website for Pure Gas

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