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    Default Re: can get it started but stalls

    Quote Originally Posted by Uthred View Post
    I am using premium gas from Shell, Esso and Canadian tire. For the extra $2 bucks on a fill I was hoping it would be worth it, well ........maybe after a carb cleaning.
    From what I've read the refineries put their gasoline in the same pipeline and get an equivalent amount out at the destination. The gasoline taken out could have been refined by any other company using the pipeline. Then they add their own additive package. So, is it worth it to pay extra for brand name gasoline? If we put seafoam or techron or gumout with pea in the our own gasoline, probably not.
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    Default Re: can get it started but stalls

    Quote Originally Posted by Uthred View Post
    I am using premium gas from Shell, Esso and Canadian tire. For the extra $2 bucks on a fill I was hoping it would be worth it, well ........maybe after a carb cleaning.
    During the riding season I would not spend the extra money on premium gas. I find these bikes actually run better on regular anyway I know mine does. But when storing the bike for winter, then I look for alcohol free gas and even then I wonder if its worth it as Seafoam or any other good quality gas stabilizer is usually pretty effective. The main concern with alcohol in the gas, is that it absorbs water. During the riding season your burning off enough fuel that there is no significant water build up in the tank. But when sitting during the winter, warm and cold cycles cause condensation in the the tank and the emptier your tank is the more air space you have hence more condensation and so you should always store with a full tank and some sort of stabilizer in the fuel. After adding stabilizer to the fuel I run the bike for a bit to get the treated gas into the carb then top up the tank. On the other hand some will close the fuel valve and drain or run their carbs dry. In my case the petcock is seized and the drain plugs are PITA to get to. I have this particular bike since 2006 and so far the worst after storage issue I have had is waking the old girl up. For the first few miles she will be a bit sluggish until she has had a few good highway miles under her skirt.
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    Default Re: can get it started but stalls

    Quote Originally Posted by Uthred View Post
    I am using premium gas from Shell, Esso and Canadian tire. For the extra $2 bucks on a fill I was hoping it would be worth it, well ........maybe after a carb cleaning.
    It's worth it!

    few things suck more than getting the bike out and getting all geared up only to find you can barely keep it running w/o choke. When I'm in charge of the world corn will return as a delectable side dish and sweet petroleum/dinosaur bones will continue to be fuel, at least until we arrive at a place where electricity makes sense.

    If you do end up having to buy carb parts, go for K&L or OEM, seriously skip the unbranded stuff or you will end up with a lot more carb R&R experience than you want. If your looking to tour in comfort this one should make the initial hassle worthwhile.

    This is a handy reference you do pull the rack, it's for the Vmax but it's the same spec and adjustment.
    http://www.factorypro.com/Prod_Pages/prody11.html

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