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« Reply #195 on: November 14, 2020, 05:01:50 PM »

Ouch!
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« Reply #196 on: November 14, 2020, 06:10:22 PM »

Not a wet weather bike Andy as you know
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« Reply #197 on: November 15, 2020, 11:36:11 AM »

No, it was never intended for storm riding, or even long distance hauling. Just a "bar hopper" as they say across the pond.
I still kinda miss it. More hassle than it was ever worth, but fun to ride when it was going well. If I'd owned a big workshop where it could live under a sheet in the corner & just be rolled out for the occasional Summer afternoon blat, I might've kept it, but it wasn't worth renting a third lock-up garage for, (no room in the other two), & it seemed to be constantly playing up.
I think I like the memory of owning it more than the reality Smiley
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« Reply #198 on: November 15, 2020, 11:39:27 PM »

That 'jelly' substance could well be ethanol residue, the kiss of death to ordinary fuel and oil lines! so beware.I run the bikes only on Esso Synergy Supreme 97, the only ethanol free petrol in the UK, with the exception of Devon, Cornwall, Teeside & Scotland, wherer it's not! why? I have no idea, but for low usage vehicles, worth the few bob difference to regular, oh, and even Esso 95 octane, and other Regular 95/97's also "eat" glass-fibre, and that's on 5% ethanol, soon it could be 10%, so think on chaps and chap-ess'  Undecided Undecided Undecided..Morrag
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« Reply #199 on: November 16, 2020, 10:53:49 AM »

A pal of mine puts a capful of two-stroke oil in the tanks of his (four stroke) bikes.

His older brit bikes start up AOK with 2 year fuel in the tank......
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« Reply #200 on: November 16, 2020, 04:54:26 PM »

Unfortunately, whilst oil may do no harm, it won't counteract ethanol's propensity for destroying regular synthetic fuel lines, seals, etc. It is also extremely hygroscopic, so that at the junction of fuel and air in a steel petrol tank, it will rust! So,be warned, drain your tank if out of fairly regular use, Morrag
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