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djsi00

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djsi00 says:

Bioethanol

I have been reading alot about the pro's and con's for bioethanol. I was wondering if my 2004 VFR800 vtec would run on this type of fuel. i dont mind a drop in performance. more looking towards minimising the cost of fuel. I dont usually ride my bike hard, so power difference will likely be minimal. Hope someone can help.:blink:

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

Bioethanol

The later the bike/vehicle models will have a better chance but with added additives :blink:,at the end of the day it`s all about lubrication and keeping the engine temperature low.Problems will occur when moisture is absorb with the ethanol which could lead to engine damaged,as well as melting all fuel lines and carb internals.:shock: 

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djsi00

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djsi00 says:

Bioethanol

Thanks for the information. Would there be any information in the motorbike handbook etc? or would I need to ring Honda? what would I need to look for if it was in the handbook

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

octane

The handbook should say minimum octane 93/95:unsure: or 2* unleaded.

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