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Matthew-Brisbane

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Hello guys 

I stuff up and filledup with an enathnol blend fuel 

If I syphon out as much fuel as i can and replace with the good stuff will this be ok ? 
Do i need to get rid off every bit ? 

Dont think the wife will let me go for another 300km ride to get rid of it

    

RicK G

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It wont hurt. I often put 50/50 E10 and 98 in for the first tank of a long ride it gets rid of any condensation out the exhaust.


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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Arlina

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Riding E5 and E10 95 in my K1100 here in Netherlands, still no problem.
Sure rund better with the pure 102, best I noticed that with my R1100RS.


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Born Again Eccentric

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As they said - it won't be a problem as long as you don't let it stand too long. 

These bio fuel blends aren't bad for the engine but they do have a cleaning effect and that displace dirt and can cause filters to clog. Unless your fuel system was particularly dirty, you are unlikely to have an issue with that. However, where you can get problems on older systems is with the rubber components which can breakdown with certain esters in the bio fuel. This is not an instant effect, so riding, diluting and using up will not have any serious consequences. Leaving the bike to stand for weeks on end...then you are headed into goo territory!

If the wife won't let you do a 300km ride to get rid of it, do some shorter rides and top up the tank with your normal gas when it gets to about half full. Ride, fill repeat.


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"Heidi" K100LT 1991 (Grey) (VIN 0190172 Engine No. 104EB 2590 2213) - 5th owner. January 2014 (34,000 - 61,000 miles and counting....)
"Gretel" K100LT 1989 (Silver Grey) (VIN 0177324 Engine No. 104EA 2789 2211) - 4th+ owner. September 2015 (58,500miles and counting....). Cat C Insurance write-off rebuild Feb 17
"Donor" K100LT 1990 (Red)  (VIN 0178091 Engine No. 4489 2024) - 6th & final owner (crash write-off now donor bike).   June 2012 (73,000 miles) to November 2013 (89,500 miles)
    

Dai

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Go for the 300Km ride and sod it!


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Others...
'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California,
'03 Suzuki Blandit GSF600SK3 (NFS any more because wifey has claimed it)
    

Michael Sydney

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@Matthew-Brisbane wrote:Hello guys 

I stuff up and filledup with an enathnol blend fuel 

If I syphon out as much fuel as i can and replace with the good stuff will this be ok ? 
Do i need to get rid off every bit ? 

Dont think the wife will let me go for another 300km ride to get rid of it

Sorry Mathew, it is absolutely essential that you go for a 300 km (+) ride asap to avoid a total destruction of your bike's fuel system. It might be good for you too.

Any reasonable partner would understand. Smile


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Point-Seven-five

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I run E10 most of the time during the riding season when it can't lay in the tank for more than a week or so.  For the winter I switch to non-ethanol fuel a week or two before going into storage so the bike sits with pure (stabilized) gasoline in the system. 

I have been doing that with all my engines for about 20 years now, and have had no ill effects on fuel systems or operation.  The critical thing is to get the E10 out before storing as it decomposes into some nasty stuff over long term idleness.

However, having said the above, your wife should recognize that a 300km ride at this time of year is critical to preventing near fatal damage to your engine caused by the fuel mixture.


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1994 BMW K75S
1992 BMW K100RS
1982 Honda FT500
1979 Honda XR185
1977 Honda XL125
1974 Honda XL125
1972 OSSA Pioneer 250
1968 Kawasaki 175
    

Matthew-Brisbane

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Thanks Guys  

Going for a ride next weekend   800Km  to Rick and Charlies

    

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daveyson

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From worried about 300km to confident in 800 has got me worried about Murphy's law of inverse proportions, number 987, which states that the greater the distance,  the less likely that when you get back, the locks havn't been changed.


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92KK 84WW Olaf

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@Born Again Eccentric wrote:As they said - it won't be a problem as long as you don't let it stand too long. 

These bio fuel blends aren't bad for the engine but they do have a cleaning effect and that displace dirt and can cause filters to clog. Unless your fuel system was particularly dirty, you are unlikely to have an issue with that. However, where you can get problems on older systems is with the rubber components which can breakdown with certain esters in the bio fuel. This is not an instant effect, so riding, diluting and using up will not have any serious consequences. Leaving the bike to stand for weeks on end...then you are headed into goo territory!

If the wife won't let you do a 300km ride to get rid of it, do some shorter rides and top up the tank with your normal gas when it gets to about half full. Ride, fill repeat.
If the wife won't let you do a 300km ride to get rid of it..........

Nuff said but my mammy told me it was rude to refer to people as 'it'


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 100,380 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell No 33,600 miles
    

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