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March 08, 2020, 09:52:13 PM on

Offline Nick Calne (OP)

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MCN are reporting that Triumph have stated that all bikes made after 1990 are safe for use with the forthcoming E10 petrol. Is that true?

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Aside from the vinyl on the tank bubbling and the fuel system gumming up if left for a couple of months, that's correct. As far as running the bike goes E10 shouldn't affect them, although I use super unleaded anyway.
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So partially true. Or sort of.
What about lines and connections etc. Will the ethanol eat them?

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Lee’s correct. The E part brings moisture into your fuel system which all engines love :cp
In California the greenies what to raise it to 15%. We pay farmers to grow corn that we put in our tanks. Shouldn’t we pay 90% at the pump?

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I get the feeling that ethanol in fuel has nothing to do with green issues but more it is a way of repatriating income from fuel.  In my view ethanol should be limited to  :occasion14

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An interesting read, particularly the bit about increased tax revenues.

https://www.bennetts.co.uk/bikesocial/news-and-views/news/2020/march/what-is-e10-fuel-and-is-it-safe
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