Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: coogee beach australia
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mate there are blokes who tell you;
"ive been smoking for 50 years
and it never did me any harm"..
advertisements for ddt used to show children
being happily doused with ddt, to demonstrate
that ddt did them no harm..
i recall friends and others working with asbestos
who thought 'its all bull5hit' [asbestos harm]..
women employed to paint luminous radium on
watch dials were told it was harmless..
and was, for decades, until they started
dying from radiation induced cancers..
some drunks swear blind they can drive
[even better] with alcohol in their system..
proponents of ethanol fuel tell you its gods gift,
and yet theres 'recreational-90' [in usa] intended
for small engines and marine engines for which
ethanol is often not recommended..
similarly for light aircraft engines..
my cbr250r engine cut-outs faded away
after switching to 91ron no ethanol..
i dare say that a person who has used ethanol
for years with no problems would tend to be
someone likely to maintain and ride their
bike 'well',, similarly if riding for years
using pure petrol..
according to what seem to be authorative
understandings, ethanol generates less
power, even tho slower burning [higher
octane], thus must be less fuel efficient,
regardless of riding habits etc..
and it is hydrophilic, 'water loving' and will
draw water into petrol tanks and petrol..
its a matter of degree, influenced by how
fresh and how well stored is the petrol,
then how long if ever it is left sitting
motionless in a bikes tank, etc..
i support a persons right to choose..
which must also include a right to know
what their options might be..
thus the endless questions in motoring
and suchlike groups and websites etc,
about using ethanol in their car, bike,
boat, aircraft, generators, atv, jetski,
to each their own..
i choose pure petrol for my engines,
which hasnt done them any harm
in 50 years on the road..