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post #31 of 35 (permalink) Old 09-12-2011, 11:46 AM
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Thanks, frider. Apparently I needed to look at the website more carefully. Interestingly the shipping doesn't seem to change if you order a larger quantity, which makes it a better deal.
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Expensive though..........

Maybe a 'group buy' could be useful??..I see they offer pricing breaks on 'bulk'.....

How many members here would use it???

I might be severely tempted........

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Good to know, FWIW how many miles on the Bike??
Age at replacement time??

'Cos my Tank is exhibiting some problems 'other' than deforming
26,000 miles / 6 years.

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Hey, if there were enough people in my area that wanted it, I wouldn't care if there was a 55gal drum of it sitting here. Unfortunately I don't think there are. I'm thinking, due to the cost, I may not use it in every tankful. On a day when I'm going through a lot of gas I'm not going to worry about it. But, my bike does sit for a few days here and a few days there due to my illness (and this year the amazing number of storms). For the first time ever, I have frogs living in my lawn

OnD, how long have you had those jars of gas and nails sitting now? It does seem like it's been several months. That does say something about the quality of this product.
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OnD, how long have you had those jars of gas and nails sitting now? It does seem like it's been several months. That does say something about the quality of this product.
The experiment was started by a parts counterman at my dealership after a K100 salesman gave him a spiel. The salesman mixed some K100 and gas in a glass bottle to demonstrate how the product and the fuel did not separate. Then the parts guy got the idea of doing the same thing with the other additives they had in the shop and see how they compared. The results were apparent after a few minutes. Then they decided to see what would happen long term. So far, I think it has been about two months. I'll try to remember to take a picture the next time I go there.

BTW, although I highly recommend K100, IMO it is probably not necessary for bikes that are ridden on a regular basis. It adds about .50 cents cost per gallon. IMO, it probably isn't needed for bikes that run through a tank each week or so. Again, taking a sample of 100 percent fuel in a glass bottle and observing it for a few weeks, or for a period similar to your refueling cycle, ought to provide a rough idea of any phase separation in your fuel because any water will become very apparent. That would then allow a determination on an individual basis as to whether or not an additive is needed since not all localities use Ethanol, and some riders burn through at least a tank a week.

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