Florida and Fuel???

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by revok1200, Jun 20, 2012.

  1. revok1200

    revok1200 Active Member

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    Okay,

    Lets hear from those of you who live in Florida or who travel frequently to Florida.

    I am from NC and have been travelling to FL frequently over the last 5 months.

    When I am home in NC my bike (06' RG) runs great and has no issues with idle or stall.

    When I come back to FL and refill the tank with FL gas the bike has an issue with stall upon initial start up, then runs fine the rest of the day. When I get back to NC and fill with NC fuel no issues at all.

    Anyone got any ideas on cause (ethonol?) NC has the same signs on their pumps as well, does anyone have any ideas and if so do you live with it temporarily or know of an additive that can be used?

    Just curious
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    I have never experienced this and as far as I know none of my riding buddies have either.
     
  3. SledDog

    SledDog Senior Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Neither have I.
     
  4. krtracr

    krtracr Member

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    revok1200,

    No problem here. I use high test and add a couple onces of Seafoam about every 3rd fillup.

    A mechanic buddy of mine did say he has replaced more carbs in the last year than ever before. He attributes it to ethanol.
     
  5. GaBoy

    GaBoy Member

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    I ride all over the Southeast and haven't experienced anything like this. Only thing that remotely comes to mind is the amount of octane or maybe ethanol between the different areas.
     
  6. nytryder47

    nytryder47 New Member

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    Could be the humidity. Might try a new set of plug wires.
     
  7. Bodeen

    Bodeen Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    No problems with Fla. fuel for me. Burn it up as much as I can...........
     
  8. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    Never had any problems either. Maybe you picked up a little water at a stop. I won't buy gas anywhere when the tanker is adding gas to the tanks just in case of picking up some junk.
     
  9. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Must have been a bad batch of gas, aint had no problem in 15 years here in Florida
     
  10. 173ABN

    173ABN Active Member

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    Not a problem in south west Florida. Like Jack says maybe a bad batch