Yes, you are correct. Ethanol produces about a 15% loss in MPG, Which is why I wonder how it has become our saving grace. The amount of water required to produce Ethanol is insane, and clean drinking water is already a problem in many areas of the country (although when you build in dry arid areas of the country and have a boom in population, what are we suppose to expect).yea I think the ethanol gives us worse gas milage. my truck use to get 18.5mpg before ethanol. now it gets around 17.5mpg
Seriously, from a mechanical point of view, why would you want to put Ethanol in your bike? That does not sound like a good idea to me...Because government edicts prohibit allowing consumers to have a choice... all in the name of protecting the consumers of course...
From what I have heard from other folks - and I don't have any hard references - is that gas distribution depots in metropolitan areas have 10% ethanol added to all gasoline grades prior to distribution.Would you care to develop your point? This really is something I don't know about.
Pretty much what Gill said, if you read the fine print around the pump, up to 10% ethanol might be added. So, I assume the worst, and I have seen my fuel economy drop and can interpolate from there. Just another way the man is holding you downWould you care to develop your point? This really is something I don't know about.
Exactly my point!What protection??
So, aren't you glad we aren't getting as much government as we are paying for?I am always amazed that people's number one fear of having no government is crime. It is as if they are blind to the cost of government. We would stand a FAR better chance protecting our wealth and standard of living from everyday criminals than we could ever hope to have against the legal plunder we all suffer at the hands of the very government that is supposed to be protecting us from the criminals...
No one ever claimed that we'd have Utopia in the absence of government I think of it more as a lesser of evils kind of thing. Sure, there would be problems with no government, but I think they'd be far less severe and more readily solvable when people are actually free to make choices for themselves and to bear the costs of those decisions.This would be no utopia if there was no government. However, I believe the crime rate would drop dramatically. Criminals would suffer a much increased risk of meaningful consequences for their socially aberrant behavior, like getting shot. Over all, I think the kinder, gentler nation the liberals are looking for can only come from everyone having to back up one's mouth with his life.