E10: calling all German members

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E10: calling all German members

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Post by OneHandDuo » Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:53 pm

As a new Pan owner, I ask myself what I will do for petrol.
In Germany and Belgium, where I mostly ride, the common 95 does not exist anymore and is replaced by E10 which contains 10% Ethanol. Everybody from the Oil Companies tell you "Don't worry, all is fine". Everybody in the Classic World screams" Don't do it".
I use 98 in another classic bike and that works fine. 102 does not work at all. But I know that 98 also contains 5% Ethanol.

Any advice, opinions, experiences?
(Yes, I have seen the extensive replies on Ethanol in the US market, but this is about what to do where I live...Thanks)



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Re: E10: calling all German members

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Post by 1950Panhead » Mon Nov 05, 2018 1:41 pm

Yes, I have seen the extensive replies on Ethanol in the US market, but this is about what to do where I live...Thanks
I live in usa, we have 87,89,92 octane in my area, all three are 10% ethanol for five years or more, works fine in antique bikes and cars.

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Re: E10: calling all German members

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Post by panhead » Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:20 pm

Shell V-Power and BP Ultimate are without ethanol.

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Re: E10: calling all German members

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Post by mik666 » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:50 pm

the only thing i'd add is if you don't drive the bike frequently i'd add a fuel stabilizer as the ETOH fuels tend to absorb water from the air - so it can rust the tank in addition to making the gas crappy

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Re: E10: calling all German members

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Post by Hop Up » Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:41 pm

The same gas in Finland too. I use 98 to get less alcohol and more octane. Still the alcohol makes all the rubber parts (gas tank cap gasket, carb seals) swell like crazy. And I think it makes the life of gas lines very short too.

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