Great link CR, Thanks. Alas there are only three listed for my entire state and none or with a tankful's ride.Yeah, I'm a firm believer we have to do something too:
Ethanol-free gas stations in the U.S. and Canada
Don't put that crap in your Motorcycle, Chainsaw, Weedwacker, Snowblower, Lawnsmower, etrc...if you can help it. The less we buy of that ethanol crap, and the more station owners sell pure gas, the better the chances more and more stations will carry it.
Your Ducati gas tank will thank you.
There may be more that haven't made it to that list yet. It's a user supported list - it's only as good as the info the users provide.Great link CR, Thanks. Alas there are only three listed for my entire state and none or with a tankful's ride.
Try running a tank of non-ethanol fuel through your chainsaw sometime. You'll be shocked at how much better it runs. It's a HUGE difference.Despite all of the misinformation out there, it is really not such a bad thing...if your vehicle is designed to use it!
That IMO is a valid point.Is the problem really ethanol, or is the problem that a company like Ducati markets bikes that are not equipped to handle the fuel that is available in the target market region?
And that IMO is not. It simply accepts the fact that the market has to be manipulated. Why? All such manipulation does is raise prices. And the greater the manipulation the greater the distortion.Re: the farm lobby - pay them at the gas pump with $7 / bu corn prices due to high demand, or pay them through your tax dollars when corn is $2.50 and all the government support payments kick in. Personally, if I lived in the US I would be pleased to support American farmers and ethanol producers, and to take that money out of the pockets of middle-eastern oil producers. That is, unless my bike had a shitty plastic fuel tank....
Same thing with your local racetrack, if they have a station onsite (like Infineon does).A repost....but I always like to spread the word on how to get ethanol free gas:
If you are looking for ethanol free gas in the US, check with your local airport. Not the big one, the little one with the Cessnas. Check and see if the sell "mo-gas." That is ethanol free gasoline - not avfuel, but just plain old gasoline. The FAA knows ethanol is bad news, thus it is illegal for airplanes to fill up on fuel with ethanol.
I have three municipal/county airports within 10 miles and they all sell mo-gas. One of them lets me ride my SC right across two runways to reach the pump.
Also, the bigger powerboating reservoirs and lakes sometimes have ethanol free gas for boats. The one 3 miles from me does.
Sorry, those links tell only one side of the story, and it is not the best documented side. Patzek's energy balance calculations have been discredited. On an energy balance basis, corn ethanol has a net balance, "well to wheels", of about 40% as an industry average (1.4 units of energy out per unit energy in).Al Gore, David Suzuki and all the eco socialist drones can puff my friggin pipe !
Ethanol is an energy net loss...it takes more energy to produce it than it provides ...... freakin mindless hippies !
Study: Ethanol Production Consumes Six Units Of Energy To Produce Just One
Ethanol Takes More Energy Than It Gives