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Hi guys maybe I’m a little late to the party but the executive order Biden announces emergency waiver on summer ethanol ban to combat rising gas prices passed recently making all our pump gas E15, but our Scrambler owner Manuals state using e15 will damage our engines.


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The motorcycle is only compatible with fuel having a maximum content of ethanol of 10% (E10). Using fuel with ethanol content over 10% is forbidden. Using it could result in severe damage of the engine and motorcycle components. Using fuel with ethanol content over 10% will make the warranty null and void.
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Any idea how this will work? I don’t have access to non ethanol gas in California. My bike is out of warranty but I’m worried about the sever damage language in the manual. Has anyone filled up recently?
 

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Warranty laws state that they can only deny a warranty claim if it is for an issue that can be directly attributed to the fuel.
The gas stations carrying E15 mostly already carried it, just seasonally. This just lets them continue to sell it in the summer - which is dumb because 1. corn-based ethanol as fuel is worse for the environment than gasoline, 2. gasoline production in the USA has been dependent on Russian crude oil AND corn exports, with both banned there's a lesser supply of both, 3. you get less MPG the more ethanol is added to fuel (which is of significance on motorcycles with smaller fuel tanks like the Scrambler), 4. the economics of subsidized corn are atrocious, in many other countries ethanol is made from a byproduct of food production (sugarcane ethanol in Brazil for example), while corn ethanol is made from a "food" itself, and about 75% of processed foods in the USA have corn in them, so you end up with food prices and fuel priced tied together.

Just like any time you're going to fuel up, read the label at the pump, make sure it's an acceptable ethanol content and octane, really shouldn't be an issue unless you're in the boonies of Iowa.
 

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Every decision joe bidden makes in wrong. Comes with dementia. Why would this be different
Please just admit that you’re a MAGA tard, that you support a bigoted racist (Trump) & that any decision President Biden makes you disagree with, like this one where he’s trying to lower your gasoline prices!
 

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Please just admit that you’re a MAGA tard, that you support a bigoted racist (Trump) & that any decision President Biden makes you disagree with, like this one where he’s trying to lower your gasoline prices!
If he wanted lower gas prices he wouldn’t have cancelled the pipelines and reduced natural gas drilling his first day in office. You’re paying 75-100% more for gas under Biden and it could go higher. What’s inflation doing right now? And if you had an original opinion instead of parroting the fake news by calling Trump a bigot and racist then you might not be calling fellow motorcyclists Maga tards when they didn’t even say anything about Biden. He was just stating the science on ethanol which the left loves to ignore.
 

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Nothing a president does has a significant impact on gas prices because they don't have control over the companies producing crude oil and refining it into gasoline. Those prices used to be set by oil cartels, now they're set by refineries who know they can produce less and charge more. That's a large part of why oil and gas prices don't correlate. Local oil extraction, transport, and refining might lower the cost for Saudi Aramco, Marathon, and Exxon but that doesn't mean a lower cost for consumers.
 
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