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Bad gas and motorcycles

As you all have noticed lately the gas we are getting with the additives and ethonal and no telling what is in it. the gas is playing havic of motorcycles with the clogged carburators, stuck fuel injectors, locked up fuel pumps, sticking valves so on and so forth.
my tip for all motorcycle riders is that most motorcycles benifit from running hi-test fuel in them. but all fuel is not the same and if you find your bike not running so good on the fuel you are using, change it! go to another station buy gas from different staions untill you find one that your bike runs good on. never park your bike with a empty tank! the more air in your tank the faster the fuel will go bad on you, so always store your bike with a full tank of gas and you will have a better chance of the gas not going bad on you. when you find your self out on the road with no gas staions to chouse from and have to get gas, be aware if you have to get gas from the little hole in the wall mom and pop gas staion in the middle of nowhere DO NOT BUY HI-TEST!! these stations do not sell a lot of hi-test and the fuel in there tanks could be 6 months old or more just waiting for you to pump it on your tank and do damage to your fuel system so buy just enough regular to get you back to a well traveled station that you can fill you tank with good fresh hi-test fuel.

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