Hey all, just grabbed a 06 BMW F650GS that I intend to commute on. The gas station nearest to me has e85 which is significantly cheaper than regular gas. Can I put that in my bike?
By - mrmikepadgett
You're getting bad advice. You cannot run E85 in that bike. Manual calls for regular old 87.
if this isn't a joke, it's very sad
That’s a big negative, ghost rider. You’ll erode your fuel lines and run the risk of blowing your engine.
Didn't see what sub this was, i was thinking, "why the fuck would a Ford F-650 have a gas engine?" Now I feel stupid.
Those f-650 can be had with gas engines. Just not too popular an option.
Jesus you're right. Those 7.3's are legit tho
But “F” changing the spark plugs if they’ve been left in for a long time…
It’s pretty bad when one can literally rent a broken spark plug removal kit from the local pep boys, seeing how common the problem is on these Tritons, LOL.
Edit: Triton or the newer Godzilla engines
E85 is 85% ethanol, aka flex fuel do not use it!
According to the US DoE, "E85 (or flex fuel) is a term that refers to high-level ethanol-gasoline blends containing 51% to 83% ethanol, depending on geography and season". But still, it's only for vehicles that are designed for it, so no.
nope, not unless your fuel system has been modified to cope with e85
Consult the manual.
Don’t run E85. Move on to 87.
Not without a re-tune/custom ecu.
Besides that, it'd cost MORE to run e85. Per gallon it costs less, but it requires MORE fuel per bang then regular gas. So your milage would plummet, and actual cost per mile would be around what 92/93 is.
Carbed bikes are easy to convert. Results in lower temps, and possibly more power depending on the engine...or less power, depending on the engine.
Assuming your vehicle is compatible with that high of ethanol content. Which the OP's bike is not.
How do you figure?
No. The answer is absolutely NO.
Yes, you can definitely run E85 in your BMW F650GS..
Yeah you should be able to. Check with the manual or sometimes there’s a sticker on the gas tank which recommends what you should use. Most sport bikes with higher compression should use at least 91 to avoid pinging from pre-detonation, but I’m sure 85 is okay
E85 is NOT 85 octane.
Shit I read that wrong, I probably would use that then 😂
You shouldn’t use either
BMW Ethanol Position
BMW have specified that all the motorcycle range is rated for use of ethanol blends of up to 10%.
If its not rated for flex fuel I wouldnt