Hey all, At work we sometimes pass magazines from one to another when we see something that someone else might be interested in. Well a felow rider passed me a copy of Road Bike ( Oct 06 ) because of the cover bike.... Bad Boy Kaw ZX-14!! SWEET...
But what really caught my eye was on the top of the cover... "Fuel risk - how bad is Ethanol for your motorcycle"
They go on to show a float valve that has been exposed to ethanol next to a new one, and it is plain to see why they "stick".
They go on to explain that since it is an Alcohol and it attracts moisture then that does not help with our carb'd motors. Most of what they learned was from shops doing more than the usual amount of carb jobs!
I seem to remember seeing on the pumps at one time posted that it was an Ethanol mixed fuel... may have said how much ( 10 - 15 % ) and if you live in a high wumid area then the more mosture it will attract.
So using Sea Foam not only cleans the fuel system it also keeps the Ethanol better suspended in the fuel to minimize it effects. They list another sabilizer from Maxima Racing Oils http://www.maximausa.com
on one of thier products, thier suggested use is 1 oz to 1 gal mix ( rich ) to 1 oz to 2.5 gal ( norm ) and the rep from that company says that fuel stablizers use has gone up in the past few years!
So check the fuel that you are putting in and the more humid your area is... the more you should be using Sea Foam!! Even if you live in a dry climate, but still use gas with Ethanol, it would still be wise to keep it on hand!
To see or get a copy for yourself just so you know what I was reading.