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Old 09-09-2013, 09:52 AM   #1
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Ethanol fuels suck!!

So I was lucky enough to tag along to a private trackday at Harris Hill Road, which Ive wanted to ride for about 3 years now. All week last week I get my Motard and Aprilia prepped, buy new trailer tires and renew the registration. Then early last week my ticket to the track wrecks his bike (its posted here on MH) and he is nice enough to let me know ahead of time and says I can still ride but he will watch. I offer up my Aprilia to ride and he agrees. Cool now we are back with the plan.

I arrive to San Antonio early Friday morning for a mil function at Lackland. Cut out around 1 get to my bros change, unload the motard and haul to RR337. Had a great time but on my way back the motard starts sputtering like its not getting enough gas. I have to pull over multiple times and it seems to go away but come back at freeway speeds. I make it back to my bros and get to working on it. Turns out the float needle wont fall out if the seat everytime. I pull the needle and that is swelled up big time making the carb starve for fuel. Call up magicman and he tells me how to TRY and fix it but it doesnt work Needless to say I wanted to track the motard the most and didnt end up going. I wasted $160 on gas pulling a trailer to be taken out by a $25 part. I just replaced the needle with one I had here at my house. needle was <10 months old!!!


Can u see the difference?
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:56 AM   #2
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You hush. The Gov says this is magic and will free us from our dependance on foreign oil
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:02 AM   #3
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You hush. The Gov says this is magic and will free us from our dependance on foreign oil
Now we will be dependant on foriegn rubber because of ethanol!!!
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:03 AM   #4
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broke another bike.... sigh.

For the most part, it sucks.

Boosted cars love E85, though. Tuned correctly, it is good !
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:07 AM   #5
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broke another bike.... sigh.

For the most part, it sucks.

Boosted cars love E85, though. Tuned correctly, it is good !
Bish its working now
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:14 AM   #6
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So what fuel were you running?
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So what fuel were you running?
No specific brand but it was all Supreme.....
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There are very few places that sell non-ethanol gas in TX.

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No specific brand but it was all Supreme.....
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Check this out. I found a big yellow jacket nest at the house the past Friday. I put some gas in a empty spray bottle and sprayed the nest. I basically soaked the nest with gas and they scattered but none of them died. Normally they will die on contact. This wasnt old gas and its the same gas that I run in the sportbike. So im left thinking that either they were super wasp or that they have really changed the formula of gasoline.
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Check this out. I found a big yellow jacket nest at the house the past Friday. I put some gas in a empty spray bottle and sprayed the nest. I basically soaked the nest with gas and they scattered but none of them died. Normally they will die on contact. This wasnt old gas and its the same gas that I run in the sportbike. So im left thinking that either they were super wasp or that they have really changed the formula of gasoline.
should on lit them on fire!! Would of been flying fireballs!!
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Old 09-09-2013, 10:52 AM   #12
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Check this out. I found a big yellow jacket nest at the house the past Friday. I put some gas in a empty spray bottle and sprayed the nest. I basically soaked the nest with gas and they scattered but none of them died. Normally they will die on contact. This wasnt old gas and its the same gas that I run in the sportbike. So im left thinking that either they were super wasp or that they have really changed the formula of gasoline.
That is weird. I used gas all the time to kill wasps and bees with. They would die instantly.
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should on lit them on fire!! Would of been flying fireballs!!
and taken video. That would be sweet.
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should on lit them on fire!! Would of been flying fireballs!!
And watch them fly up into your soffit, and burn your house down!


We had a cat that did that up in NY. There was a big grass fire. The fire dept was trying to keep it from getting to the barn. A burning cat ran out of the field, and darted into the barn, igniting the hay inside. Barn go bye-bye.

When all was said and done, that barn looked like one of Adam's bikes.
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No people to blame, why not blame the gas?
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There are people/politicians/corporations etc behind the ethanol gas. Corn lobby, the mean greenies, list goes on and on...
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There are people/politicians/corporations etc behind the ethanol gas. Corn lobby, the mean greenies, list goes on and on...
I thought the Clintons owned a lot of the farms, etc in Brazil.
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Thought that was going to be real cool until I saw that the nearest place is in la grange
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Thought that was going to be real cool until I saw that the nearest place is in la grange
Yep. There isnt around here. Thought I would post it to show that, and maybe it would be useful to someone taking a road trip. Maybe guys running NOLA or Barber.
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