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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-24-2014, 06:00 PM Thread Starter
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City dwellers CALL YOUR ALDERMAN!

A group of aldermen are in the process of ramming through an ordinance requiring ALL gasoline retailers in the City of Chicago to install and offer for sale E 15. E 15 is gasoline with 15% ethanol. The AMA and a host of other groups and business concerns STRONGLY oppose this for a variety of reasons.

The AMA has been fighting the mandate of E 15 in Washington D.C. for quite awhile now. One of the main reasons is the damage it has proven to do to engines and componants not desigened to use the blended fuel. THE FACT IS NOT A SINGLE MOTORCYCLE MANUFACTURER IN THE WORLD HAS APPROVED E 15 AS A SAFE FUEL FOR USE IN THEIR PRODUCTS!

In addition to the fact that you could void your bikes warranty if you use E15 (even if by accident) E 15 has not been thoroughly tested AND it is derived from corn and has the effect of driving up the price of food!

I personally believe E 15 is a veiled farm subsidy designed to keep market prices of farmers goods high.
If you live in the city CALL YOUR ALDERMAN and advise him you oppose proposed ordinance 02014-5073 requiring all gas stations to sell E 15. DO IT NOW...time is short...this will be in committee on this coming Monday (7-28) and will be before the entire City Coucil on Wednesday (7-30)!

You can get much more info about this issue on the AMA website: WWW.AmericanMotorcyclist.com click on the rights section and look under issues for E15.

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e-15 will damage your lawnmower/snowthrower/generator too , but no self respecting Chicago commie mows grass so what do they care, they have a world to save, with your money


and OTB, all ethanol requirements is a farm subsidy, if it was a viable product it would stand on its own
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.....and OTB, all ethanol requirements is a farm subsidy, if it was a viable product it would stand on its own
I can't say I dispute you but, in my position I'm sure you understand I need to be "diplomatic" and careful how I word things.

As I was posting this the AMA put out an alert that you can access on the website and you can use the AMA's Rapid Response system to contact your alderman.

"Dirt is for racing on...Asphalt is for getting there" OR "Flat trackers go in deeper and come out harder... OR (With apologies to General MaCarthur) "Old motorcycle racers never die, they just slip off the groove and fade into the dust!

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