UK = E5 fuel replaced with E10


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UK = E5 fuel replaced with E10

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Hi, Guys n Gals,
Here in the UK our petrol at the pump is currently E5 and is being replace with the E10. On checking with Govt/motoring oraganizations the E10 is NOT good for the 1981 Goldwing.
Although E5 will be staying on the forecourt of some gas stations in the guise of 'Premium 97 Octane'.... is this a good move?
I know you guys in the USA have already dealt with these changes, what can you recommend with the 97 Octane in additives to lessen any bad influences on my motor?
Advice....?
Thanks
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You might consider tracking down Sta-bil Marine additive. It’s my understanding that it’s not so much the ethanol ratio as it is the absence of some chemicals in fuel with E in it. Also, I’ve frequently read that high octane fuel will produce more carbon buildup and get worse mileage, so it is advisable to use the recommended 87 octane with the Sta-bil treatment in 1000/1100s. Your mileage may vary.

http://sta-bil.co.uk/
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Re: UK = E5 fuel replaced with E10

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I've run both E10 and straight gasoline in my '83 and to tell you the truth I can't tell the difference. One of the things to be aware of though is that it DOES tend to separate and gel up in the carbs after they've been sitting awhile so an additive such as Stabil is needed before you put it up for the winter.
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My advice is to not worry about it. My 76 and my 93 run just fine on e10. I have NEVER had a problem with it.
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Just don't let it sit and you will be fine. Running is no problem, but storage is. Also old seals and gaskets can develop leaks a bit easier.
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Ditto on no troubles with E10 in either the 1100 or 1500. Also +1 on the fuel stabilizer for storage, or even better run out the E10 on your last ride of the season and find some Non-Ethanol for the winter storage
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DenverWinger wrote: Wed Jul 07, 2021 4:19 pm Ditto on no troubles with E10 in either the 1100 or 1500. Also +1 on the fuel stabilizer for storage, or even better run out the E10 on your last ride of the season and find some Non-Ethanol for the winter storage
Better yet, ride every day. A lot more fun than pouring in snake oil.
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We've had E10 gas for over 40 years and just drive it , don't let it sit for months.


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