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Old 03-25-2013, 04:12 PM   #6166
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I'm another one who only uses premium fuel (without ethanol - Shell V-Power) in all my gas engines ...

Mike
Is that just your area? Shell's website for V-Power doesn't say anywhere that it doesn't contain ethanol, and that's certainly worth mentioning for true enthusiasts who would check in to such things.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:31 PM   #6167
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I stumbled across this website of Chinese bikes, ATVs, UTVs, scooters, and even a boat. Looks like they are a serious company that's planning to compete worldwide, offering vehicles with respectable displacements.

Website needs some work & only one US source listed.

http://www.cfmoto.cn/

I'd like to test ride some of their bikes & quads.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:50 PM   #6168
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Is that just your area? Shell's website for V-Power doesn't say anywhere that it doesn't contain ethanol, and that's certainly worth mentioning for true enthusiasts who would check in to such things.
Nanabijou is in Ontario. Shell V-Power premium gasoline in Canada does not contain ethanol:

http://www.shell.ca/en/products-serv...Fc9cMgodcSgAdw

Can't say about your area.
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:00 PM   #6169
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your not alone my only means of transportation is motorcycles i gave up cars/trucks two years ago so i ride everyday year around rain snow fog extreme cold any thing mother nature throws at me why should i stop riding just cause mother nature is in a bad mood
Cold ride today? I'm sick of this weather!
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:11 PM   #6170
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yea saturday i went to a fssnoc rally in marquette and got snowed on me and one other showed up on bikes he had a ural with a side car and i rode my wr250r every one else drove there cars
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Old 03-25-2013, 06:13 PM   #6171
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Nanabijou is in Ontario. Shell V-Power premium gasoline in Canada does not contain ethanol:

http://www.shell.ca/en/products-serv...Fc9cMgodcSgAdw

Can't say about your area.
Yes - jon_l is correct. If you follow the link he included and click on "Frequently Asked Questions" you will see under the heading "Is Shell V-Power Safe For all Vehicles" that the last point "Shell V-Power premium gasoline in Canada does not contain ethanol" confirms what I had mentioned in my posting.

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Old 03-25-2013, 08:49 PM   #6172
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Sharing my latest addition to my little machine.

Here's my latest addition to the XR 200.

The need for this vibration/shake/crush/ water proof compact side pannier is to store sensitive and fragile equipment such as tablets, notebooks, beer bottles etc


In the photo above, the quick release levers are stored inside to make it theft proof. A pre cut foam and other foam pads will be laid over it to protect fragile stuff that will be stored in it. Here's the photo below.









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Old 03-25-2013, 08:50 PM   #6173
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Is that just your area? Shell's website for V-Power doesn't say anywhere that it doesn't contain ethanol, and that's certainly worth mentioning for true enthusiasts who would check in to such things.
This. I've stood and looked at the pumps at the local Shell and I can't see anywhere where it says it doesn't contain ethanol. I know I've read this more than a few times that 91 is ethanol free, but the pumps here explicitly state that the fuel 'may' contain ethanol.

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Well okay! Lets make this definitive shall we

http://www.shell.ca/en/products-serv...ll-vpower.html

Clilck on the FAQ

"Shell V-Power premium gasoline in Canada does not contain ethanol"
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Old 03-25-2013, 08:57 PM   #6174
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This. I've stood and looked at the pumps at the local Shell and I can't see anywhere where it says it doesn't contain ethanol. I know I've read this more than a few times that 91 is ethanol free, but the pumps here explicitly state that the fuel 'may' contain ethanol.

Wanders off testing his GoogleFu...

Well okay! Lets make this definitive shall we

http://www.shell.ca/en/products-serv...ll-vpower.html

Clilck on the FAQ

"Shell V-Power premium gasoline in Canada does not contain ethanol"
Oh.

Well, I'd expect as much only because the whole impetus behind going to ethanol was America's corn industry and America's lobbyists. Makes perfect sense Canada wouldn't have shit fuel - it was just a corporate decision.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:17 PM   #6175
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Sharing my latest addition to my little machine.

Here's my latest addition to the XR 200.

The need for this vibration/shake/crush/ water proof compact side pannier is to store sensitive and fragile equipment such as tablets, notebooks, beer bottles etc


In the photo above, the quick release levers are stored inside to make it theft proof. A pre cut foam and other foam pads will be laid over it to protect fragile stuff that will be stored in it. Here's the photo below.










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Old 03-25-2013, 10:42 PM   #6176
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Hey viper how does that wr250r do on the street? Will it cruse at high speed say 70? I have heard that its great for off road and some street but not great. and I have also heard that its great for both. I really love the look of them.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:06 PM   #6177
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Sharing my latest addition to my little machine.

Here's my latest addition to the XR 200.

The need for this vibration/shake/crush/ water proof compact side pannier is to store sensitive and fragile equipment such as tablets, notebooks, beer bottles etc


In the photo above, the quick release levers are stored inside to make it theft proof. A pre cut foam and other foam pads will be laid over it to protect fragile stuff that will be stored in it. Here's the photo below.









Nice job on taking a good bike and making it better,I am always looking for good side box ideas and you just gave me new concepts.
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:11 AM   #6178
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yea saturday i went to a fssnoc rally in marquette and got snowed on me and one other showed up on bikes he had a ural with a side car and i rode my wr250r every one else drove there cars
I was planning on attending but 500 miles of snow and wind didn't appeal to me much...
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Old 03-26-2013, 09:49 AM   #6179
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Hey viper how does that wr250r do on the street? Will it cruse at high speed say 70? I have heard that its great for off road and some street but not great. and I have also heard that its great for both. I really love the look of them.
If you don't mind I wilk way in on the wr250r as I have had one for 3 years. They will cruise at 70 all day long with no problems. The seat will start to get you after an hour but the bike will do it just fine.
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Old 03-26-2013, 12:44 PM   #6180
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Hey viper how does that wr250r do on the street? Will it cruse at high speed say 70? I have heard that its great for off road and some street but not great. and I have also heard that its great for both. I really love the look of them.
on the the street it is awsome and on the highway it does great if there no cops around ill cruise all day long at 80 mph and she does not complan most the time it dont even feel like your going 80 and on the dirt even more fun omg i so wish i would have got one of these years ago and i do long trips with it actully i do long trips on it all the time i been on trips with it out to sand dunes national park in colorado and thats of over 700 miles away for me at lest the route i take even does great when i have it loaded down with my camping gear cause its way cheaper to camp out and alot more relaxing but this bike is great it does every thing my klr650 will do just alot better and its it even faster than my klr650 the only thing the klr does better is you can put a ton of stuff on the klr and it has a longer gas range than the wr BUT im going to change that when i put a bigger gas tank on the wr im sorry man im just so in love with this bike does every thing very well i think the seat is comfy i have had my butt on it for over 8 to 13 hours some days and my butt is just fine
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