2-stroke oil additive in gas


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2-stroke oil additive in gas

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I may be beating a dead horse here, but didn't see anything specific in a quick search of the forums... is adding something like: Echo Powerblend X extended life oil into the gas tank a good idea for reducing the ethanol when filling up? Any guidance is greatly appreciated!



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It won't do anything about the ethanol, but certainly won't hurt the engine any. Decent top-end (intake valve) lube....
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Thank you for the clarification. I'm glad there's people out there that don't mind helping out with some knowledge and/or wisdom. Sure beats having to find out the hard way... something I'm familiar with, but can't really afford so much.

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if you are going to be riding the bike a lot, a time or 3 every week, the Ethanol is not going to hurt the bike..

BUT, if you let the bike layover the winter with ethanol in it, you are asking for trouble.
run the E-10 down as low as you dare, and fill the tank with E-0 pure gas,
run the bike a mile or 3 to be sure E-0 is in the carbs. pure in some STA-BIL 360 Marine Ethanol Treatment and finish topping off the tank.

if the bike is a 1500, pull the Vacuum line off the Fuel shutoff petcock, put a finger over the end of the vacuum line and let the engine run until it runs out of fuel in the carbs.

I use Stabil 360 Marine in my 1800 for the winter, even though it is fuel injected.

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Sta-Bil-STA ... /203592948

the Two cycle oil is TWC-3 and I use that as a top oil every once in a while, don't hurt, might help.
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My eternal thanks for this tip. I am concentrating on a 1200 right now, but also have to consider a 1500 I'm working on, and they both have been sitting for quite a while. I hope that the time they DID sit with gas in the tank hasn't done any irreparable damage.

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According to Mike Nixon (who really knows his stuff https://motorcycleproject.com/) adding any oil to gas raises the octane. Weather you want the octane raised is another issue.

Octane is simply described as gasolines ability to resist ingniting, the more compression the fuel can withstand before detonating (igniting). In broad terms, fuels with a higher octane rating are used in high-performance gasoline engines that require higher compression ratios.

Simply buying or making higher octane gasoline may be counter effective at least financially, and could make an engine runs less effectively.

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Here is some reading for you from Goldwingfacts.

https://www.goldwingfacts.com/threads/i ... se.374920/

I tried it in my 76 (was pulling a trailer at the time) and the only thing I got was a sooty trailer front end.

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I have owned two gl1500s, and now my gl1800.

all 3 of those bikes averaged 33 mpg, day in, and day out, don't seem to matter what I do.
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Post by minimac »

John, you're too heavy handed! As long as I run under 75mph, I get 37-40 consistently w/my '93-1500.



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