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Offline CaptainTrips

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Re: Nearly dropped it...
« Reply #30 on: June 25, 2018, 01:44:51 AM »
I have found ethanol hard on fuel lines. It dissolved the lining in my r1100r fuel tank. It absorbs water from the air, promoting rust in a fuel tank. It has been blamed for the shrinking Ducati plastic fuel tank issues. It's not great stuff.
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Re: Nearly dropped it...
« Reply #31 on: June 26, 2018, 03:07:48 PM »
I've also seen firsthand where ethanol has literally melted plastic fuel filters... :004:
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Re: Nearly dropped it...
« Reply #32 on: June 26, 2018, 03:29:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
I use the Chevron 94 primarily because it contains no Ethanol, which can definitely gum things up, particularly in an engine that is not used for periods of time.

I do not think that’s the case here in the Central Valley in California.
The pumps at Chevron say may contain up to 10% ethanol.
I always use Chevron if I can. Cost is a little more but I’m supporting local businesses, I’m in oil country
and Chevron is our largest employer. I do use low grade though and have never had the stalling issues
discussed here.
I am having stalling issues pulling to a stop with the clutch in though. Doubt if it’s fuel related.

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Re: Nearly dropped it...
« Reply #33 on: June 26, 2018, 05:14:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by FredJ9 [+]
I am having stalling issues pulling to a stop with the clutch in though. Doubt if it’s fuel related.
I discovered that if you blip the throttle on a Gen1 TEX aggressively (more than 20%) while braking to stop, you will trigger the failsafe mechanism that is designed to prevent run-away motors by cutting the ignition if the throttle is stuck open and the brakes are on.
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Re: Nearly dropped it...
« Reply #34 on: June 26, 2018, 05:16:33 PM »
*Originally Posted by FredJ9 [+]
I do not think that’s the case here in the Central Valley in California.
The pumps at Chevron say may contain up to 10% ethanol.
Chevron 94 may be unique in BC. All I have ever seen in my travels in WA, OR, CA, NV and AZ is 91 with ethanol.
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Re: Nearly dropped it...
« Reply #35 on: June 26, 2018, 07:35:48 PM »
Technically not dropped.....however.....when they tell you to put it in first gear on the Chunnel, as I have done dozens of time beforehand, pay attention otherwise when the train comes to a quick halt in the tunnel your bike may roll off the sidestand  :156: :005: :156:.

Luckily it fell onto my mates BMW GS1200 and came gently to the floor, the only damage was a snapped end clutch lever and a bent mirror!  :152:
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Re: Nearly dropped it...
« Reply #36 on: June 26, 2018, 08:57:59 PM »
*Originally Posted by russ999rocket [+]
Luckily it fell onto my mates BMW GS1200

Your Tiger "attacked" the GS!!!   :188: :046: :745:

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Re: Nearly dropped it...
« Reply #37 on: June 26, 2018, 11:57:00 PM »
*Originally Posted by russ999rocket [+]
Technically not dropped.....however.....when they tell you to put it in first gear on the Chunnel, as I have done dozens of time beforehand, pay attention otherwise when the train comes to a quick halt in the tunnel your bike may roll off the sidestand  :156: :005: :156:.

Luckily it fell onto my mates BMW GS1200 and came gently to the floor, the only damage was a snapped end clutch lever and a bent mirror!  :152:
On the Tasmania ferry, they put a tie on the front brake lever.  (As well as tying the bike down to the floor.)

 


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