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Hi I have a 1967 bsa bantam d10 175cc. The bike still has petrol in the tank from 1974 when it was last running. I wont to flush out the tank with fresh petrol, But I am not sure if the bike can run on unleaded fuel without doing damage to the engine. Can anyone help.

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The bike can run on unleaded but it will be rough .
you mwill have loss of power and radical .
what i would suggest is to ask a mechanic about the effects of unleaded petrol to an old engin .
all i know is that the bike will run as i did it to my old BMW and all i had to do is replace some gaskets .
Best of luck .

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