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Feb 13

Posts: 3

CountryLad says:

E10 Petrol in Lean Bike

I'm running a '12 Monster 796 with Arrow Blackline after market slip-ons [no baffles].  It runs lean at first but is OK once warmed up.  What effect will the new E10 petrol have?

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Mar 09

Posts: 8934

jaffa90 says:


For a start you`re taking a big risk running on a weaker mixture on an air cooled engine,the standard mixture is weak enough to start with on Euro 3 emissions.

Ethanol absorbs water and will lay at the bottom of the tank causing rust,it causes poor performance and less m.p.g.

The E5 has caused enough problems in fuel pipes/taps and carbs in older bikes and fuel pumps.

I suggest you use super unleaded/ethanol free fuel and not run on a weak mixture because the engine will suffer if not already. 

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Apr 13

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bikedoctor4u says:


shell v-power

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Sep 07

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James600zx says:


I had a bit to say here.

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