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use an alcohol-based solvent to remove the hard dried varnish. If alcohol
caused the varnish to occur you wouldn't use alcohol to remove the varnish.
I've owned and rode motorcycles for a long time. I have never, ever, experienced the separation problems that you and other ethanol opponents claim will
happen. If you are experiencing problems it is because the problems are
caused by the gasoline and/or are just normal problems that will occur with any
internal combustion engine.
Follow Up by COMPETITION ACCESSORIES:
You may be the one rider that has not experienced any issues with ethanol fuel.
The AMA is currently fighting to stop the mandate for E15 fuel blends because
it is such an issue for small carbureted motors. With over 25,000 signatures
already ethanol fuel is clearly an issue. We can discuss the semantics of fuel
separation and ethanol properties all day, but let’s focus on the real problem
instead. Ethanol fuel causes carburetor failure.
Reply from MARC:
Firstly, there is no E15 mandate to fight; any claim by you or others is simply a
scare tactic. The EPA has only ever approved E15 for use, they haven't mandated it.
Second, the AMA may be receiving some financial inducements from the oil
industry to go against E15.
Additionally, the only semantics issue is your misuse of words and definitions.
The facts are the facts. Do the two tests I suggested. I've owned more than one
bike. Moreover, every day I see plenty of motorcycles whizzing by and they
have no problems with E10, and where I live/work ethanol-free gasoline is not
easy or cheap to come by. You have exaggerated the problems and blamed
the wrong fuel for those problems. And it's clear that I am not the only motorcycle owner/rider to not experience problems with ethanol as all you have to do is
read some of the other comments on your YouTube message board.