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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 11-23-2010, 08:53 PM Thread Starter
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Hi guys, I am considering buying a '81 goldwing, and after I left looking at it, I thought about the 10% ethanol in the gas here in NC and the possability of 15% in the near future... well anywaydoes ethanol effect the fuel lines,and carbs,tanks etc on these pre ethanol bikes. Thanks Denny
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ive never had any issues with it in any bike ive ran

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Up to 10% doesn't seem to have to many adverse effects. The 15% kind of worries me but only time will tell.

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I've ridden several 1100s running on 10% Ethanol with no problem. There is a slight loss of mileage but other than that it doesn't seem to do any harm. Still pisses me off that so many US States mandate that crap in gasoline.

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If the tank has been patched with JB Weld the ethanol will dissolve it

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