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    Quote Originally Posted by bobs_one View Post
    I guess if BMW says that burning E85 won't hurt the bike, then I'll believe them. .
    BMW never said you can burn E85, they said it's ok to burn E15 in the new bikes.
    Do not use E85 in a motorcycle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    BMW never said you can burn E85, they said it's ok to burn E15 in the new bikes.
    Do not use E85 in a motorcycle.
    He used the word IF not since.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kioolt View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bobs_one View Post
    I guess if BMW says that burning E85 won't hurt the bike, then I'll believe them.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    BMW never said you can burn E85, they said it's ok to burn E15 in the new bikes.
    Do not use E85 in a motorcycle.
    He used the word IF not since.
    I think @bobs_one was posting a hypothetical:

    If BMW says that burning JP-4...
    If BMW says that burning heating oil ...
    If BMW says that burning french fry grease ...
    If BMW says that burning nitromethane ...
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    If BMW said ..., given the reliability of half of what is posted on the Internet I wouldn't believe it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    I don't like how this company labels the E15 pump. The 88 is E15.

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    I guess the second one on the right is 87 octane E10. But why does it say Super Unleaded? Shouldn't it be at least 91 octane?
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    Quote Originally Posted by patm View Post
    I guess the second one on the right is 87 octane E10. But why does it say Super Unleaded? Shouldn't it be at least 91 octane?
    In most states there is no enforceable standard for naming fuel grades. In some states it is not even required that ethanol content be disclosed. I am not sure about whether the Feds require the disclosure of ethanol content but I was there when Kansas rescinded the rule that E10 had to be disclosed at the pumps. I filed an objection to the rule making.
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