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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 2014, 5:14 pm Thread Starter
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Dropped something in gas tank

Crap, the wind was perfect!

I keep a 2oz bottle with me that holds fuel additive and when I fill up, I'll add 1/3 of it to the tank. the wind was perfect and blew the little plastic gasket from the bottle cap in my hand, right into the tank.

I rode home, grabbed another bottle, pulled the gasket and put it into some gas to see what it would do. it floats and does not dissolve.

I can't see it in the tank through the fill port. My plan is to ride the bike again tomorrow to/from work and I should be down to about a gallon of fuel remaining. I'm hoping to be able to see the gasket then, and use a set of bilge fingers to get it out (hopefully)

Is the fuel pickup at the very bottom of the tank?
That way if something if floating with a gallon of fuel remaining, it should not clog up my fuel supply?





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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 19th, 2014, 9:09 pm
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Yes, fuel pump is at bottom of tank. And , sorry here, why the hell do you add stuff to your fuel, is the gas there that crappy? ($$ down the drain).

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Not sure about the pickup but I add a splash of startron to every tank because gas in MD is that bad...up to 20% ethanol...bad for boats and bikes!
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old Feb 21st, 2014, 4:31 pm Thread Starter
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same here, just a bit of startron.


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At the suggestion of a forum member I tried an additive because he claimed to be getting 5 miles more per gal. I doubted it, but when I use it I do get the added mileage. 2 bucks per bottle saves a gallon every fill up.

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which additive if you don't mind me asking?
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old Mar 1st, 2014, 11:36 pm
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I use a bottle of techron every once in a while. I've torn down enough engines with carbon build up on pistons and valves that if i can prevent with a cleaner or additive, i'll happily do it.

Sorry for the situation, Coastie. Wish i had some first hand experience to relay. If you feel the need, you could remove the tank, siphon the fuel and access the fuel pump. Call it preventive maintainence and replace the fuel filter. Or does ours come integral with the pump. I forget.

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