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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-19-2006, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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with the mixture of gas increasing the percentage of ethanol mix. Are there any ill effects to it? other then lower gas mileage and lower HP #'s
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-19-2006, 05:18 PM
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Good question...

To add to that (?) are there any E85 ready bikes out there?
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Ethanol increases horsepower... Its a much higher octane level then gasoline, but our engines are still made to work with gasoline so the octane level isn't taken advantage of. The mixture is more corossive than gasoline alone. I know car dealerships spend about $500 worth of heavy duty mods to the engine to get it working safely with the E85. I've read that any car can run safely on a 15% ethanol mixture without any modifications to the engine.
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hmm....I wonder if ethanol with a mix of toulene would yield favorable results.
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i know when in colllege in FSAE the built basicly a shifter car with an turbo f3 that ran E85....this was like 97 or 98 but it is still running today?
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For your bike to run correctly on E85 you would have to have it re-tuned for it. The bike will actually run leaner with E85 and once you tune it, it will use as much or more of the E85 as it does regular gas. My opinion not worth the time and effort.
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