i know that a lot of cars have engine problems i know i did will ethinal afeact my bike the same as my car and if so what is the best thing for it is there an aditive i can use
You don't have a choice in the US. All the gas has at least 10% ethanol. Just ride it like mad and wear it out before the ethanol disolves anything.
thanks for the advice i also herd that high octain is beter for the bike isthis true
thanks for the advice. what is the best aditive for my bike?
were can i find eath one of these additives?The two I mentioned earlier are the most common ones, and basically only used like every third tankful or so. Always use the MFG's recommended amount, which isn't a lot. Something like a couple capfuls per tank. I'm not sure if they really help with reducing the effects of ethanol or not.
thanks i will look tonight. and were can i find a new air filter i have looked everywere and knowone has them.They are readily available at Wal-Mart in my area as well as most auto parts stores. I have used both in the past, but I am currently using Berrymans B-12 because it is less than half the price of Seafoam and performs just as well for me. The instructions suggest 1oz per gallon of gas, but I generally use 1oz per tank of gas. Mostly to cut down on the amount of harsh chemicals in the system.
Airport "avgas" for piston engines is 100LL, which is one hundred octane low lead. It is low lead compared to older avgas formulas, but it still has four times as much lead as leaded auto fuel ever had. A dose of it every now and then wouldn't hurt your bike, and storing the bike with some 100LL would be good (100LL is very stable), but I wouldn't run a lot of it or over awhile you would risk fouling plugs, rings etc.. Besides, it costs about $5/gal right now, who can afford that? ($5.35/gal at my local airport right now, but other airports near here have avgas for $4.50/gal)Also, some small airports will have plain pure gas ( I think the term commonly used is AVGAS, and it is not really different than what we use in our vehicles, except it is exempt from the federal additive guidelines.)
I have and use a tester similar to the one offered on that site. Non-Oxy is available at many stations in my town and is all I use in my small engines.
I hear that many people have no issues with using ethanol blended fuel. I guess if I were to change how I do maintenance I could make it work for me. Daddy don't want to change till it's necessary.