Track Day Rider
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: New Carlisle, Ohio
I run e85 in my car, once the fuel system is up to snuff it’s not really much maintenance. Basically a big thing to watch out for, I run Stainless braided fuel line in my car, I switched from Q16 to E85 and it ate the rubber from the hose internally over time. I was finding black residue. I had to switch to PTFE line. I don’t know how difficult it would be to make those style of lines for our bikes.
The gains were awesome, more timing, and less detonation. Fuel consumption will definitely be up. My fuel pump was rated to around 2,000hp forced induction on gas, when I switched to E it went down to 1,500. I since went belt drive to have safety margin since it’s 1,400 to the wheel.
Maintenance wise just make sure to run the bike atleast 1-2 times a week, storing it for a while drain it or run it out and replace with gas. Sitting is the biggest enemy.
There is definitely gains to be had with it, but any fuel your going to have to tune for. But E85 is the poor man MR12, I will be getting an E85 map done on my bike once I figure out what all needs upgraded. There was a member on here who actually messed around with it and picked up awesome gains. Everyone opinion will vary, a lot will be going off hear say, in my personal experience it’s awesome and cheap.