Can I run e85 in my motor?
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Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:00 pm quote
2smokersFTW wrote:
oopsclunkthud wrote:
ethanol and 2T go very well together for power and heat management, milage will suffer and the fuel will take on water over time, so don't store it.

and if you tune for E85 you can't then run normal fuel, but yes it can work
Yeah I don't give a damn about fuel Mileage as I'm not using it daily or anything. But I have a question, heard after using E85 or methanol u should do a flush (as in idle it for alittle while) the engine with ethanol free or just normal gasoline with the same oil that's in the e85, what do u think of this?
From what I gather from people running pure methanol or methanol / nitromethane blends, it's very common to run gasoline through it at the end. I'm not sure this is needed for E85. Probably depends on how humid it is where you live. In California I've never had an issue with gasoline going bad, even when storing a bike for a few years. But with E85 I've be more worried ab out that, but not enough to switch fuels at the end of a ride. But at this point I'm just speculating, with no direct experience.
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Sun Feb 17, 2019 4:04 pm quote
oopsclunkthud wrote:
2smokersFTW wrote:
oopsclunkthud wrote:
ethanol and 2T go very well together for power and heat management, milage will suffer and the fuel will take on water over time, so don't store it.

and if you tune for E85 you can't then run normal fuel, but yes it can work
Yeah I don't give a damn about fuel Mileage as I'm not using it daily or anything. But I have a question, heard after using E85 or methanol u should do a flush (as in idle it for alittle while) the engine with ethanol free or just normal gasoline with the same oil that's in the e85, what do u think of this?
From what I gather from people running pure methanol or methanol / nitromethane blends, it's very common to run gasoline through it at the end. I'm not sure this is needed for E85. Probably depends on how humid it is where you live. In California I've never had an issue with gasoline going bad, even when storing a bike for a few years. But with E85 I've be more worried ab out that, but not enough to switch fuels at the end of a ride. But at this point I'm just speculating, with no direct experience.
Ah ok. I think I'll ask the guys who run methanol. In Texas it's fairly humid
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Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:01 pm quote
Not sure if you've seen this 2smokers? Lots of solid info.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/671081149638729/permalink/2097746983638798/
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Sun Feb 17, 2019 6:03 pm quote
Ginch wrote:
Not sure if you've seen this 2smokers? Lots of solid info.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/671081149638729/permalink/2097746983638798/
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Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:44 am quote
Ginch wrote:
Not sure if you've seen this 2smokers? Lots of solid info.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/671081149638729/permalink/2097746983638798/
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Sat Feb 23, 2019 12:01 am quote
Here's the thread I referenced:

https://www.kiwibiker.co.nz/forums/showthread.php/86554-ESE-s-works-engine-tuner

There is a ridiculous amount of info in there, much of it shared by the people that developed the last of the 2T GP bikes.
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