Main Motorcycle: 1959 Triumph TR6
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Dayton Ohio
Other Motorcycle: 2003 HD Road King Police
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I've added Gumout carb cleaner, the spray type, to old fuel and it's worked well. Jim
I have to say that I've never had a problem with stale gas in a 4 stroke engine. I've had old premix carbon up 2 stroke engines, but 4 strokes always seem to be able to swallow it and run fine.
I do wonder about the fears of "bad fuel" and if it's overblown: Jim
Well Rob, you've touched on an interesting topic, that gets a fair bit of discussion by northern hemisphere owners as opposed to us in the south. Your experience will, no doubt, cast a shadow or two over many testimonies about "bad gas".
I've read many, many testimonies warning of the inherent problems that aged gas can bring. This page could not fit but half of these.
Living in Oz, where bikes/machinery are not "wintered" this topic just never comes up anywhere. So we are less qualified to comment on the veracity of the "bad gas" stories abounding on this and other forums.
However, I have had fuel sit in my T120 tank for about three months, whilst I was laboring through one thing or another. When I fired her up, she ran this "old gas" as if it came straight from the pump.
Hearing this from you, I'm firmed up in my opinion that "bad gas" is a very subjective thing and oft quoted to explain no start and poor running problems that actually were caused by anything but "bad gas". RR
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