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Fuel Stabilisation

Discussion in 'Technical Help' started by Patrick Hurley, Nov 29, 2018.

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  1. Patrick Hurley

    Patrick Hurley New Member

    Nov 28, 2018
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    I am thinking of putting my T120 away for a couple of months over the winter can anybody recommend a fuel stabilizer for this bike?.
    Thanks Patrick.
     
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  2. Richard Neale

    Richard Neale Active Member

    Apr 20, 2018
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    TBH for a few months your fuel should be OK, its just if its an older bike it may be susceptible to ethanol corrosion...
     
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  3. Callumity

    Callumity Noble Member

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    Briggs & Stratton Fuel Fit is as good as any. Unless you have SORNed it you might find the odd crisp, dry day tempts you out and obviates the need.
     
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  4. Eastbournemark

    Jun 17, 2017
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    Hi Patrick I have T120 also. I haven’t bothered to SORN as I try and go for a ride every few weeks or so. The only thing I do differently is use a petrol that claims not to have ethanol in it like some of the super unleaded fuels. All the best Mark
     
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  5. joe mc donald

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    You know I have looked for ethanol free but can't for the life of find it. And several time have asked the tellers if they have it. All I get is a blank stare.
    Ride Safe
    Joe.
     
  6. Eastbournemark

    Jun 17, 2017
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    Hi Joe

    I got the information below from the Esso website.

    ‘Esso super unleaded petrol (Synergy Supreme+ Unleaded 97) is ethanol free (except in Devon, Cornwall, the Teesside area and Scotland). We would therefore advise anyone who has concerns about the presence of ethanol in petrol to use Synergy Supreme+ – providing they do not fill up in Devon or Cornwall, the Teesside area or Scotland.’
     
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  7. andyc1

    andyc1 Lunarville 7, Airlock 3
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    I actually just got a couple of bottles of motorex fuel stabilizer, went for that for no other reason than KTM reccomends it. About 7 quid for 125ml, add to full tank.
    I doubt I'll use it anyway, it was a mate asking about it (also a KTM) he has his bike away for winter so got myself a bottle while ordering one for him
     
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  8. Big Sandy

    Big Sandy Active Member

    Nov 14, 2018
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    How much older though? My Sprint is 22 this year.... Also, does fuel stabiliser stop 'varnish'?

    I have similar problems with my land rover, but with the diesel. This low sulphur stuff is not friendly to the seals in the injection distributor pump. And that's without leaving it, that's just running it. :rolleyes:
     
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  9. Tricky-Dicky

    Tricky-Dicky Well-Known Member

    Dec 12, 2016
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    My T160 usually sits with fuel over the winter, never had any problems fires first kick as usual and the carbs are not affected, it shouldn't affect an EFI fuel system anyway.
     
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  10. Richard Neale

    Richard Neale Active Member

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    I think it was early 2000's when the manufacturers accounted for it with fuel lines etc. deffo not 22 years ago ! I used this Ethomix stuff stuff https://www.frost.co.uk/protect-your-vehicle-against-ethanol
     
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  11. Big Sandy

    Big Sandy Active Member

    Nov 14, 2018
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    Thanks @Richard Neale good to know. One less thing to think about.
     
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  12. Big Sandy

    Big Sandy Active Member

    Nov 14, 2018
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    Thanks @Richard Neale good to know. One less thing to think about.
     
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  13. darkman

    darkman First Class Member

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    If any of my bikes stand for any time i always brim them, modern bikes don't suffer the problems of older carbureted bikes but on my older bikes i use a Lucas fuel additive thats for use with ethanol and my carbs have been cleaner since using it.
     
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  14. Big Sandy

    Big Sandy Active Member

    Nov 14, 2018
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    Just bought a bottle of the ethomix. From Frost, it's plus £20 shopping to me, so looked on amazon, bottle was £2 dearer, but shipping was a fiver, so got it off amazon for £1 less than the shipping from Frosts.

    Oh yes, who was selling it on Amazon? Why, Frosts, of course! Daft huh?
     
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  15. Big Sandy

    Big Sandy Active Member

    Nov 14, 2018
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    Which arrived yesterday evening and is in the tank already.
     
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  16. Wishbone

    Wishbone Member

    Nov 4, 2018
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    Just stick in some (double dose) of Millers Petrol Power Ecomax in the tank and run it through system before storage and it should be fine.
     
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