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do not think you will have issue, unless you are pouring it directly into the c/c, even so, it would have to stay there pretty long time and have to get enough to counter the oil. honda uses a direct injection and had issue with long term idle in very cold conditions where the raw fuel would dilute the oil which was a 0-20 to begin with, their cure, limit idle time on remote startup, around 10 minutes.
there are many formulations, some used in generators and handle aggressive cleaning fluids with easy, dumped a ton of the stuff and never saw an issue.
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It would be nice if a manufacturer can acknowledge that it's safe to use in combination with E10 gasoline. At least you have some kind of warranty if things go wrong.
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Warranty????!!!!!

This is a 50 year old motorcycle! The best you will do is small claims court, if you can find someone to name in the complaint. And there is no shrink wrap disclaimer they can hide behind.

Must be an EVO owner....
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Warranty????!!!!!

This is a 50 year old motorcycle! The best you will do is small claims court, if you can find someone to name in the complaint. And there is no shrink wrap disclaimer they can hide behind.

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If you have in writing that alcohol won't hurt the stuff than you can claim if it does. I know my English is not as good as yours so maybe some got lost in translation. But I think you understand quit well what I meant. Yes indeed, I'm an EVO owner. I owned several other Harleys, two were ironheads...on one of them I did a complete overhaul. It's kinda stupid to do assumptions if you don't know people.

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as a gm wrench when all of this started, the issue with alcohol was incompatibility with rubber/plastic parts which would either get brittle or break down. also certain cast metals would corrode, largely due to water absorbed and standing, not much of an issue for a daily mover.
to day, mfg's make parts compatible. i remember when the plastic fuel rails would break down to fine particles and plug fuel injectors and with the engine canted to the rear, usually a sign of rear injectors plugging was the first indication. now on flex engines, metal is used.
have fun with any disclaimers, this sue happy world makes it buyer beware.
best bet is contact the paint mfg and get their info. like i said, electro-clean did not touch the stuff and we had to clean when the generator got coated with oil and dirt.
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