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Offline buzzardbilly   gb

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E10 fuel
on: March 04, 2020, 05:31:24 pm
March 04, 2020, 05:31:24 pm
Hi all - I see in the news today that the British Government plans to make the higher ethanol content E!0 fuel the standard effective from 2021 with the current standard 95 rated (E5) still being sold but selectively. It appeared that the premium grade 98, that a lot of use use in the Multi, would be eliminated at some point

Just Googling some info and it seems that quite a few makes of bike are not compatible with E10 so was just wondering what knowledge Members might have on this topic. Will this impact the ability to fuel the Multi in just a couple of years time , will it affect bike values etc

I understand that E10 is the standard fuel in Oz so perhaps there might be some useful feedback from members over there

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Re: E10 fuel
Reply #1 on: March 04, 2020, 08:35:11 pm
March 04, 2020, 08:35:11 pm
OK - I think I just found the answers to my own questions  :138: - Bennetts insurance just put out quite a good article covering this topic:
https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/news-and-views/news/2020/march/what-is-e10-fuel-and-is-it-safe

... and the MTS handbook does say it is OK to use up to 10% Ethanol  - plus I see there is an additive that can also be used in a tank to help offset the negatives of Ethanol :138:

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Re: E10 fuel
Reply #2 on: March 04, 2020, 10:41:13 pm
March 04, 2020, 10:41:13 pm
Well I have been riding a 2017 950 here in the US, and  for the most part all you can get here is E10 (it is possible to find pure gas, but it is not that common and is more expensive). I have a bit over 12k miles on the bike and have had no issues in driveability at all do to fuel.

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    Re: E10 fuel
    Reply #3 on: March 04, 2020, 11:21:19 pm
    March 04, 2020, 11:21:19 pm
    Ditto! I use Startron additive every other tank.

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    Re: E10 fuel
    Reply #4 on: March 05, 2020, 04:24:48 am
    March 05, 2020, 04:24:48 am
    I can confirm E10 is widespread in the southwest USA.  I try to stay with Top Tier brands like Exxon, Shell, etc that have cleaning additive in the fuel to offset the E10.

     


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