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Where do I find the right Gasoline for my Moped?

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  I've tried quite a few gas stations in the city, but it seems to be very difficult to get the needed in formation from employees at such a station.

 

      My bike's a 1100 cc cruiser that first ran in Bangkok 14 years ago. It was built in Japan 1996 and was then brought to Thailand. The problem is to find gasoline without Ethanol. As far as I know is 10 % okay, so I'm buying the 91 at Esso. They told me that it would "only have" 10 % of Ethanol, but I'm a bit skeptic. 

 

  Before I've tried 95 Benzine but the engine ran weird, a clean sign that it's not suitable for my bike. 95 is more for high powered engines, but not for mine. 

 

    Is there a chance to find gasoline without any Ethanol, or other additives that are deadly for classic bikes/ engines?

 

     What are others filling into their tanks? 

 

     

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You could retrofit the bike if you are worried about Gasohol. New valve seats and compatible rubber gas pipe would be a start.

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3 minutes ago, KhunBENQ said:

The major/larger gas stations still sell pure Benzene (Gasoline) without added Ethanol.

It's easy to recognize by the highest price of all fuels.

Todays price at PTT is 35.76 (or higher).

At PTT is has a label with yellow background.

Thanks a lot. I bought this pure 95 Benzine before, but 95 is way too high for my bike.

 

   And I haven't found pure Benzine with less Octane. 

 

  

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2 minutes ago, stubuzz said:

You could retrofit the bike if you are worried about Gasohol. New valve seats and compatible rubber gas pipe would be a start.

I'm not planning to buy new valves, seats etc and spend a lot of money on it. I've got only 19,600 km's on the clock.

 

  But thanks for your input. 

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3 minutes ago, Isaanbiker said:

And I haven't found pure Benzine with less Octane. 

Does not exist and even Gasohol 91 will be phased out until next year or so.

And 91 octane is close to non existent in European countries.

Abolished since many years in Germany e.g.

 

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1 minute ago, KhunBENQ said:

Of course the Benzene is also 95 octane.

But it would surprise me if your bike has a problem with higher octane. Usually it's the other way round.

Yamaha tells you 87 Octane is good for the bike. Unfortunately, is it not wise to run the 95 Benzine, my bike runs weird on it. 

 

   I wouldn't mind paying more for it, if it would benefit.

 

But having 95 benzine in my tank and riding thru the city is a real nightmare. 

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Your pretty well screwed if it wont run on 95 octane "Benzine" (no idea why they call it "Benzine" it's got maybe 0.5% Benzine in it?) everything else on the market is some type of gasohol. May be worth trying a "hotter" spark plug with the 95?

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4 minutes ago, CGW said:

Your pretty well screwed if it wont run on 95 octane "Benzine" (no idea why they call it "Benzine" it's got maybe 0.5% Benzine in it?) everything else on the market is some type of gasohol. May be worth trying a "hotter" spark plug with the 95?

Well, that might be a great idea. I'm running NGK Iridium BPR 7 ES- Hotter would be a BPR 8, right?

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2 minutes ago, Isaanbiker said:

Well, that might be a great idea. I'm running NGK Iridium BPR 7 ES- Hotter would be a BPR 8, right?

When you get the bike.

What 1100cc bike is it.

If it was used in Bkk what makes you think it runs rough now, carbs go out tune and timing needs checking from time to time.

What you need to know is what fuel the previous owner used.

 Chopping and changing different fuels in an old bike will make it a bitch not your sweet lady.

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5 minutes ago, Isaanbiker said:

That was one reason to get married. Got me wife to push a bit. Innit?

i considered getting a pedi cab for my then wife to use and earn.

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