Motorcycle News: Protect Your Harley From E15 Fuel Gas

American Iron Magazine and the American Motorcyclist Association is concerned that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency may reverse its earlier proposal to reduce the total amount of ethanol required in transportation fuel nationwide in 2014.


Because the EPA is hearing from well-funded pro-ethanol groups and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, urging the agency to reverse its decision to lower the ethanol mandates in our fuels.

The president — acting as a referee because the various federal agencies have differing opinions — will make the final decision to lower or not to lower the ethanol levels in the mandate.

Tell President Barack Obama that you support the EPA’s initial proposal to reduce the total amount of ethanol required in transportation fuel nationwide in 2014! You can send a prewritten email to President Obama immediately by clicking the “Take Action” link.

To send a Tweet to the president, click here.

The AMA supports this proposal because it could slow or even stop the further introduction of E15 into the marketplace. The AMA opposes E15 – a fuel containing as much as 15 percent ethanol – because, according to the EPA’s tests, it can cause engine and fuel system damage to your motorcycle or all-terrain vehicle and void your manufacturer’s warranty.

The EPA heard from more than 10,200 motorcyclists during the official comment period! Now we need to let the president know that the EPA should stick to its proposal to lower ethanol mandates, which are known as the Renewable Fuel Standard.

Help us counter the pro-ethanol groups with more messages from motorcyclists.

You can tell President Obama to stick to the EPA’s initial proposal to help protect the 22 million motorcycles and ATVs in America – and the riders who depend on their safe operation –from inadvertent misfueling.

The president is expected to make a final decision soon! Act today to ensure your voice is heard!

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