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Thread is only short of an ironing board
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Brian UK Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 Oct 2018 at 21:16
Originally posted by Jerry atric Jerry atric wrote:


Brian are you absolutely sure that someone isn't shortening the frame on the Norge whilst your back is turned, every time you take the tank off?


Well we do have borrowers, so maybe they are getting a little more extreme.
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Originally posted by c13pep c13pep wrote:

[QUOTE=BobV7]

The Cleveland Discol brings back some memories but that was added to leaded fuel in those days so maybe that's the difference

CHRIS


The ethanol was added instead of tetra-ethyl lead (so essentially to unleaded petrol) but performed partly the same function (ie as an anti-knock agent).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote agriff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Oct 2018 at 10:48
I see the article mentions Millers "fuel storage treatment and corrosion inhibitor"
is there any evidence that this stuff works? : 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote iansoady Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Oct 2018 at 11:50
Just as a (rather flawed) experiment I've put some Amal brass jets and Mazak parts into a jam jar half full of ordinary petrol (I assume 5%) and will leave it over the winter to observe results.

I will report back in the spring.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ken-Guzzibear Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11 Oct 2018 at 12:05
Not just petrol tanks keep a check on fuel lines replaced them every 3-4 yrs they get eaten from within , not only leaking but causing issues in the carbs even with fuel filters fitted yes they are supposed to be Ethanol proof. That said never had issues starting even with 3 mth + fuel sat sitting I read in one of the classic mags to use REDEX helps keep the fuel longer? They implied it helped stabilise unleaded fuel, not used the premium fuels DO add redex seems to work ......
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Originally posted by Dave P. Dave P. wrote:

ETHANOL.

As yet I've not experienced any ethanol related problems with my Guzzis maybe because I use the "super" varieties of petrol. But none the less I found this article very interesting and informative.


https://armchairbiker.com/ethanol-in-petrol-what-classic-bikers-need-to-know/

Only got around to reading  this   , interesting indeed , While My B750 has a slightly elongated petrol tank  my '93 MZ  with what i think is an Acerbis manufactured 21 odd litre plastic tank has been ok up till now.
The description of the jelly found in carbs reminded me of an F650 Bmw  that I  recommissioned for a friend after a longish lay off


Edited by nab301 - 16 Oct 2018 at 22:06
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mike H Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 Oct 2018 at 15:48
I got to the stage of draining the carbs (i.e. float bowls off and tipped out) if bike was going to be left for any length of time. Never needed to do that 10+ years ago.



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote c13pep Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 Oct 2018 at 20:03
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Result of leaving petrol in Monza carbs for long time, note the idle jet is rotted away bottom right of float bowl, both carbs in same state. Possibly the worst I`ve ever had to deal with and I assume it`s all down to the dreaded Ethanol
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Edited by c13pep - 18 Oct 2018 at 20:10
you can`t have any fun in a straight line

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