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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-16-2019, 05:13 PM Thread Starter
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Gas Observation quincedence or am I crazy?

Out side today and yesterday we’re about the same temp. I ussually pay attn to my guages and temps on my bike while I ride. 9 out of 10 times I run Sunoco I’d prefer shell but there are not many too close to me yest I made it to a shell and filled up burnt most of it yest and today so tonite I put Sunoco in . I did not realize it till now when watching run temps break 200 210 even 220 today but yest I know I was staying at or under 200 for the most part rode the same places same ways mostly I did not intentionally do this test I only now realize it bc Sunoco back in . Am I nuts or is this possible?!?!
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post #2 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-16-2019, 05:18 PM Thread Starter
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Or did something just break and I don’t know it yet lol?
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I think you have a problem that is unrelated to gas.

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post #4 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-16-2019, 05:43 PM Thread Starter
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First time I got to run shell on this bike, all the temps listed are normal for a 1000 but I did notice a running temp diffrence yest and today yest and even earlier today the bike ran cooler and not to mention I’d say tonite may be a tad bit chillier than last nite out side, the only diffrence I noticed so far is the brand gas
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First off, I can't read half of your post. Lol. Second off, switching gasoline companies is not going to magically cause the issues you're having.

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I’m not having a issue I only noticed a run temp difference
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I plan on testing the theory again ASAP possibly after work today
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Ethanol could be a factor here. Ethanol burns cooler than gasoline. Therefore it is logical, (maybe not proven) that an engine might run cooler with a higher ethanol mix...

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Ethanol could be a factor here. Ethanol burns cooler than gasoline. Therefore it is logical, (maybe not proven) that an engine might run cooler with a higher ethanol mix...

Umm...ethanol is in all gasoline. The amount of ethanol can differ (10% 35% and so on)
It would NOT cause his bike to run 20 degrees cooler and at the same time if he added a higher concentrated ethanol mix in his bike, he would have noticed more than an engine temperature decrease in his bike - more like his bike either not running properly because it's not tuned for it or if the computer adapted quick enough a significant HP gain as well as MPG dropping like a tank.

I don't think there's a problem at all with the bike running at 200. We don't know if he was riding in traffic or on the highway, mid-day or early morning/evening when it was cooler, how long of a ride he went for, etc. There are quite a few variables. Cooler engine temps generally don't mean "engine issues" unless it's a faulty temp gauge (electrical) or his thermostat is locked in the open position. Both of which don't qualify as "engine issues". A thermostat is an easy fix.
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What... never heard of ethanol free fuel? That's what I run in my trackbike.
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Right. They force ethanol into most gasoline (Thanks corn lobby!) but not all.

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The higher the ethanol content in fuel, the cooler it will burn. I will admit that 20 degrees is a stretch. I was merely pointing out that it COULD be a factor...

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The burning of the fuel is not the greatest factor in engine heat.
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post #14 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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I did not see this forrum going in all diffrent conversations when I created it lol. This was just a observation I made and put it down. The driving conditions were nearly identical the bike seem to run cooler I can’t explain why but the only differing factor was the fuel. I have used shell since a diffrent station and I did not notice a temp diffrence... diffrent day diffrent ride conditions diffrent our side temps but I do pay attn to my guages reguraly and it’s still May every day is 70-80 degrees out side it has not been 90 yet. I will surely stay away from the shell the bike ran cooler I’m not a fan of all the ethanol in fuel I try to stay away from stations with noted higher ethanol contents 10 percent is average pump fuel. some stations WAWA has 15 posted I have not used wawa fuel in my truck or bikes in ages. I’m not sure any pump fuel has no ethonal any more.
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