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Old 05-10-2013, 09:39 PM
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Default Re: Brand new to gas bikes.

Originally Posted by Toadmund View Post
The problem I have is that I used to use regular, but I have been using high octane. Why?
Because the lower octane stuff has ethanol in it and people say that is bad for our engines.
Damned if you do, or don't.
Toadmund, I'm blessed in that I can buy 100% gas here in my home town. When I use 100% my engine sounds like this errrrrrrrrr... When I use gas with ethanol it sounds like this erred_____erred______erred... I've got an older B&S lawn mower and the same thing happens to it as well.

I do know the ethanol amount does vary from company to company. I'm not sure about octane grade however.
Land Rider Jerry

Last edited by LR Jerry; 05-10-2013 at 09:42 PM.
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