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Re: Gas price in Europe
« Reply #15 on: February 23, 2012, 01:35:00 PM »

10% are maintenance costs and gas station
40% are taxes
50% is the product + transport
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Re: Gas price in Europe
« Reply #16 on: February 23, 2012, 01:45:22 PM »

10% are maintenance costs and gas station
40% are taxes
50% is the product + transport

I'm amazed at how much different that is to the UK! :o  Of course, we are self sufficient in the light crude that makes fuel, but still - you pay 50% for the product and transport?  The Oil companies are making a lot out of you, whereas it's the government for us.

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Re: Gas price in Europe
« Reply #17 on: February 23, 2012, 03:40:28 PM »

Nice price ice?  ;D


The prices vary a little from gas station to gas station but I think currently
95 is about 1.82chf / litre
98 is  ?????
100 is about 2.00chf / litre

I put 95 in the car and the old Carb Dyna, 100 in the CVO,
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Re: Gas price in Europe
« Reply #18 on: February 23, 2012, 04:40:59 PM »


The prices vary a little from gas station to gas station but I think currently
95 is about 1.82chf / litre
98 is  ?????
100 is about 2.00chf / litre

I put 95 in the car and the old Carb Dyna, 100 in the CVO,

Comparatively cheap!
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Re: Gas price in Europe
« Reply #19 on: February 23, 2012, 07:06:53 PM »

The price at my preferred station, a Chevron, for Premium (90-Oct) is currently $4.19/gal... the news last night said to expect it to go up anywhere from .20 to .25/gal...

We have gone through the whole story about how we have more than one refinery right here in our backyard... but it still doesn't explain why we're forced to pay so much...

ANY OF US!!!

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Re: Gas price in Europe
« Reply #20 on: February 23, 2012, 08:04:23 PM »

I always run Shell V-Power in my bike - 98 Octane - when I can get it.  Never thought it would make a real difference, but it does. Was on a hire Ultra in Australia for a couple of weeks, with temps over 100 degrees, and the bike sounded and ran like a bag of wrenches. V-Power in it (it goes beyond just the octane rating, other 98 Octane brands don't do it) and the transition to a smooth, nice sounding motor was incredible.

In Germany - never seen it elsewhere I don't think, though I may be mistaken - some filling stations have V-Power Racing - 100 Octane.  Wish we could get that here!

Jim

You used to be able to get turbo blue racing fuel that was 107 but I have not seen it for a long time. I imagine the hot rodders around here no where to get it. I use to put about 1/2 gallon to a tank of premium and man the bike was smooth (my 85 fxr). I once put a Little too much in and my pipes turned white in side! Lucky I did not burn it up. Now my 1955 Triumph could run that turbo blue straight and it was like a completely different motor. Quite and smooth!!!!! FACE
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Re: Gas price in Europe
« Reply #21 on: February 24, 2012, 05:16:03 AM »

You used to be able to get turbo blue racing fuel that was 107 but I have not seen it for a long time. I imagine the hot rodders around here no where to get it. I use to put about 1/2 gallon to a tank of premium and man the bike was smooth (my 85 fxr). I once put a Little too much in and my pipes turned white in side! Lucky I did not burn it up. Now my 1955 Triumph could run that turbo blue straight and it was like a completely different motor. Quite and smooth!!!!! FACE

Yes, back in the days of leaded, we had 5 grades - 1 star to 5 star.  5 star was powerful stuff! I remember when we paid US$0.43 a (US) gallon for it.
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Re: Gas price in Europe
« Reply #22 on: February 24, 2012, 10:12:11 AM »

Yes, back in the days of leaded, we had 5 grades - 1 star to 5 star.  5 star was powerful stuff! I remember when we paid US$0.43 a (US) gallon for it.


That long ago didn't the horses die if they drank it :huepfenlol2: ?
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Re: Gas price in Europe
« Reply #23 on: February 24, 2012, 10:16:49 AM »


That long ago didn't the horses die if they drank it :huepfenlol2: ?

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Re: Gas price in Europe
« Reply #24 on: February 24, 2012, 02:18:50 PM »

I used to burn 100 octane low lead in my carb bike and it loved it.  Never had the nerve to try it in the fuel injected bike not knowing if it would screw with the O2 sensors or not.  :nixweiss:
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Re: Gas price in Europe
« Reply #25 on: February 24, 2012, 02:26:14 PM »

I used to burn 100 octane low lead in my carb bike and it loved it.  Never had the nerve to try it in the fuel injected bike not knowing if it would screw with the O2 sensors or not.  :nixweiss:

Don't want leaded fuel.  The lead deposits will significantly shorten the sensor lifespan.
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Re: Gas price in Europe
« Reply #26 on: February 24, 2012, 02:37:44 PM »

The marina whacks me almost 6 bucks a gallon for non-eth fuel 85 octane...the oldster dont like ethanol...85 octane with a teaspoon of marvels mystery oil makes for sweet smelling happy 4 cams...and "lead additive" from redline. All the side valve motors seem to like it... :drink:
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Re: Gas price in Europe
« Reply #27 on: February 24, 2012, 03:31:10 PM »


Don't want leaded fuel.  The lead deposits will significantly shorten the sensor lifespan.


That's what I thought would happen.  Thanks for the advise.  It did work great in the carb bike though.  I used to get it at the airport - 100LL avgas.
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Re: Gas price in Europe
« Reply #28 on: February 24, 2012, 07:42:04 PM »

Keep in mind that a higher octane rating, by itself, doesn't make the engine run better.  A higher octane fuel, common mythology often notwithstanding, is not a more potent fuel with some higher amount of latent energy in the mix.  Higher "octane" (if that is the only difference) just means it's more resistant to detonation.  Octane ratings are just detonation indexes.

If you use a fuel that is more resistant to detonation and then make tuning changes to take advantage of that difference you might gain performance.  Dumping in a higher octane fuel by itself doesn't gain you anything but a lighter wallet though.
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Re: Gas price in Europe
« Reply #29 on: February 28, 2012, 07:46:43 AM »

I'm amazed at how much different that is to the UK! :o  Of course, we are self sufficient in the light crude that makes fuel, but still - you pay 50% for the product and transport?  The Oil companies are making a lot out of you, whereas it's the government for us.

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Interesting comparison here:

http://www.lovemoney.com/news/cars-computers-and-sport/cars/14735/uk-motorists-pay-highest-levels-of-duty-and-tax-in-europe?source=1000557
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