Yup. Apparently few read the requirements for a gas to be labeled Top TierŪ. Top TierŪ fuels have between 8 and 10 percent ethanol.
Like saughblade and Bumblebee I've never had a fuel issue regardless of the fuel used. That is due partially to where I live and do most of my riding; it provides a combination of low humidity and quality gas that meets California standards. Ethanol fuel in areas of high humidity can certainly be an issue.
That's not to say people sometimes get a load of bad gas. That is less likely to happen at high traffic gas stations.
Well I stand corrected and educa-macated .. I didn't know that Top Tier called for ethanol specifically. While I wish that Chevron and Shell would provide a premium octane, pure gasoline option, there must be some legislative or deal with the devil that prevents it. As I do live in a high humidity area I have to be aware of how long gas sits in my various bikes. I'll continue to use Top Tier for the good reasons, and so be it.
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