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I keep hearing about people running E85 in their quads and dirtbikes. I know you have to re-jet it to run it, but how do i know what to jet it at? also is there any other mods that you need to do to fun E85?

Thanks in advance:yes:

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I keep hearing about people running E85 in their quads and dirtbikes. I know you have to re-jet it to run it, but how do i know what to jet it at? also is there any other mods that you need to do to fun E85?

Thanks in advance:yes:

A couple of my buddies run it !! But there quads are heavy built:yes: I`m not sure you can run it in stock builds !!

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I would not run E85 in my quad. If there is 10% in with the gas is fine.

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I run e85 in both of my machines. It is not an octane booster. in lamest terms it is like putting grain alcahol in your fuel. if you do not run lubricative additives with it it will dry out your seals and gaskets and cause leaks. the fuel burns hotter so you will have to put a richer jet in or a cooler plug. I am lucky that both my quads r EFI.

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I run e85 in both of my machines. It is not an octane booster. in lamest terms it is like putting grain alcahol in your fuel. if you do not run lubricative additives with it it will dry out your seals and gaskets and cause leaks. the fuel burns hotter so you will have to put a richer jet in or a cooler plug. I am lucky that both my quads r EFI.
You better keep an eye on injector seals. Number one screw up for EFI and E85 combination. Regardless of what you add with out the proper type of seal.

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You better keep an eye on injector seals. Number one screw up for EFI and E85 combination. Regardless of what you add with out the proper type of seal.

I`ll stick with premium :laugh:

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