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Sam
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:11 am  Reply with quote
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Just wondering what octane fuel is recomended for use in classic Vespa's. I have a 64 90 and was wondering if I should continue using 87 or switch to 90/91 octane. Thanks!
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Derrick
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 11:58 am  Reply with quote
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Regular will work fine if the engine is stock.
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chris
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:28 pm  Reply with quote
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Unless your Derrick, then you just suck!!!

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scootermonkey wrote:
then you just suck!!!


Oh like your mom??

scootermonkeys rule

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PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 7:41 pm  Reply with quote
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I sucked your mom once. Man she has the biggest %&@# I've ever scene.

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Jeff
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 8:08 pm  Reply with quote
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Err, whatever.

Ethanol can rot your seals, on old bikes anyhow. Clear gas is free of additives, just gas. Bad for the environment I guess, but better for your vintage bike.
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Mojo Willy
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Jeff, I hate this ethanol conundrum we are all in, that crap has fouled my outboard motors and my scooters, I'm sick of it. Where does a guy go to get non-ethanol fuel? Does it exist anymore? It's sicko to have to use fuel stabilizer year round!

Don't anyone go feelin' bad for the environment either, get real gas and savor it wisely. Ethanol is pure pork. If you didn't know, it takes many gallons of Iraqi gas for farmers to create the shitty GMO corn used to make the stuff. Soil is washed into the sea, pesticides are spewed and aquifers tapped just to make the corn that is then trucked and inefficiently converted to ethanol. Insult to injury, they are now feeding the distillery swill to cattle! It's another bad joke coming out of our corrupt politicians.

So anyway, let me know if you can find real gas,
Mojo Willy
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dmarquis
PostPosted: Mon Sep 26, 2005 9:16 pm  Reply with quote
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In Brazil they run almost 100% alchy... I wonder how all those vespas make it....

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Brad
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Here a list of where you can get the good stuff (non-oxy gas) according to the MN Street Rod Association.

http://www.msra.com/NonOxygenatedFuel/NonOxyList06.15.05.pdf

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Jeff
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They have it at jeff's bobby and steve's autoworld or whatever the hell they call it up here on 37th and Central NE. They have racing gas too, but the clear gas is the additive free stuff.
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wheeled
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the good stuff realy helps for winter storage.
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Mojo Willy
PostPosted: Tue Sep 27, 2005 8:09 am  Reply with quote
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Oh, yeah, I forgot about Bobby and Steve's. What cool places, I want to support them, they make gassing up FUN. A new one is going in at 58th and Nicollet but the one on Washington Ave is the coolest. See the funny article in today's Strib. Turns out it's a late night hangout with lots of roudiness and houligans. Two cops on duty each night.

Thanks for all the tips on getting good gas (and for no flames for the ethanol rant)!

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nate
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Why do you hate farmers, Willy?
And more importantly, why do you hate America?

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kennylibido
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Hey Nate,
Why do you hate Will? Anarchists have feelings too, you know.

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kennylibido wrote:
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Kenny won, but he was in 7th grade at the time.
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