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post #111 of 163 (permalink) Old 01-25-2017, 05:28 PM
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Who Cares??..If you like your premium, keep your premium. If you like your regular, keep your regular. No explanation on either side required. Much bigger problems to solve.

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post #112 of 163 (permalink) Old 01-25-2017, 06:05 PM
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What are you afraid will happen if you used fuel (E10) that Honda built the bike to use ?
Alcohol tends to attract water over time is what I've heard. Not sure it it is an issue but I don't take a chance. Our marina sells no ethanol only. I also figure if the gas degrades over winter the premium may offer better performance n spring, maybe??

My Stihl rep said even though their saws are made for E10, it is best to use no ethanol, especially if the saw is left to sit for a while.

So I'm always a better safe than sorry guy. I don't have a scientific answer, just makes me feel better.
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Alcohol tends to attract water over time is what I've heard. Not sure it it is an issue but I don't take a chance. Our marina sells no ethanol only. I also figure if the gas degrades over winter the premium may offer better performance n spring, maybe??

My Stihl rep said even though their saws are made for E10, it is best to use no ethanol, especially if the saw is left to sit for a while.

So I'm always a better safe than sorry guy. I don't have a scientific answer, just makes me feel better.
Good advice. I have no issue with E10 unless I'm going to be storing the bike for 3 months or more and then pure gas is much better.

Luckily...I live in Tx and can pretty much ride year round.

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For all the ethanol bashing (well deserved), I haven't seen anyone mention ValvTect fuel treatment. It's marketed towards marine uses as an ethanol buster but also has Sta-Bil and Techron like features.

Boot turned me on to it last year when I was whining about my mileage going south. I've used it intermittently, seems to make things better.

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Racer , We was doing real good and then you started asking the tough questions. Premium.
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Well.... Yeah! Sure it's an opinion. That should go without saying.

The beauty of the format of forums is that every subject is its own thread. It is very easy to avoid topics that don't interest you. The title to this thread was very descriptive of it contents.

I couldn't care less about which chrome farkles are the best. It's like getting caught in a conversation among women talking about handbags and shoes. So I avoid them. But I'm glad they are there for those that ARE interested.

The notion that a thread shouldn't be discussed just because it has no value to you, and then to intentionally sidetrack it is selfish. Sorry to be so blunt.

This thread has gone far enough off course that Rail will probably close it now. So you will ultimately get your wish.
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HEY! You shut up! My oil is better than your oil!
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Well my "premium" blinker fluid is brighter than yours!


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Well , the thread has deteriorated , but hey , it's still family friendly and the subject matter is Premium quality.
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For all the ethanol bashing (well deserved), I haven't seen anyone mention ValvTect fuel treatment. It's marketed towards marine uses as an ethanol buster but also has Sta-Bil and Techron like features.

Boot turned me on to it last year when I was whining about my mileage going south. I've used it intermittently, seems to make things better.
So wait a minute. Your fuel mileage went south and you stared using a product that advertises that it cleans carbon out of combustion chambers and fuel systems. So I guess (sorry Larry) that was your fault and not your cheap 87 octane low detergent fuel. Rail , don't get excited. Me and Bird go way back. He won't take this the wrong way. LMAO
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Now that we have full disclosure this thread can proceed.
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