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Offline Oldguysrule60

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E10 fuel
« on: November 17, 2018, 12:46:35 AM »
I've read a fair bit of stuff on how E10 is not compatible with my 1200 EXP (or any moto for that matter).  I just filled my tank accidentally with E10 looking at the octane number not the type of fuel.  Should I drain the tank or run it through topping up with unleaded to dilute as I go? :305: :159:
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Re: E10 fuel
« Reply #1 on: November 17, 2018, 01:46:25 AM »
It will handle E10 just fine.  I have ran it for years in my GEN1 Tex and I have about 200 gallons of the stuff through my current GEN3.    You won't have any issues.


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Re: E10 fuel
« Reply #2 on: November 17, 2018, 05:09:43 AM »
 :0461: I try not to use it in mine, but it works fine and Triumph Corp. is fine with it also.  :821:
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Re: E10 fuel
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2018, 07:24:26 AM »
I really should n't admit this but one Sunday whilst on automatic pilot I filled up this diesel !! It did n't half smoke - had to go home and drain it out but bike was fine for many miles after that - no long term harm done.  :034:

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Re: E10 fuel
« Reply #4 on: November 17, 2018, 10:42:24 AM »
*Originally Posted by eps [+]
I really should n't admit this but one Sunday whilst on automatic pilot I filled up this diesel !! It did n't half smoke - had to go home and drain it out but bike was fine for many miles after that - no long term harm done.  :034:

You can get away with that way round its petrol in a diesel that is a problem. I put diesel in my car once, was sat inside the hose with the key and the car was still running. I had to stall it to turn it off
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Re: E10 fuel
« Reply #5 on: November 17, 2018, 05:08:57 PM »
E10 is pretty much the only fuel that you can buy here. Pumps say "may contain up to 10% ethanol". The only exception is Chevron 94 which has no ethanol in it.
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Re: E10 fuel
« Reply #6 on: November 17, 2018, 07:34:45 PM »
Maybe he’s thinking if Of the lesser available E15 gas?  Or whatever it’s called?  The flex fuel stuff. Maybe that’s E 85?

It’s all very confusing. That’s why I put ethanol free gas in mine 90% of the time.
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Re: E10 fuel
« Reply #7 on: November 17, 2018, 08:02:27 PM »
My Gen1 owner's manual and service manual don't say anything about ethanol fuels. Just to use unleaded 90 RON. But I guess that could have changed with Gen3.
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Re: E10 fuel
« Reply #8 on: November 17, 2018, 08:12:38 PM »
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
My Gen1 owner's manual and service manual don't say anything about ethanol fuels. Just to use unleaded 90 RON. But I guess that could have changed with Gen3.
My Gen1 book does actually address ethanol fuel use. It says it’s fine, basically. I don’t have it handy right now to tell you the page number but I do know it’s in there some where!
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Re: E10 fuel
« Reply #9 on: November 17, 2018, 09:15:29 PM »
My gen3 handbook says to use 91 RON fuel.  It doesn't mention ethanol.

 


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