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FatRakoon

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Ok, I have just made a bit of a cock up...

yesterday, I filled up a gallon container with petrol. Today, I poured that petrol into my K100RS Tank.
Just as I was finishing off, my son had a moan at me, because he had put his 2-stroke mixture into the container as he was going to use it for his gokart.

So, the petrol in the tank has NOT been through the carbs... well, the injection system yet, and I can take it off and empty it out blah blah and have done with it, but, will it do any harm?

There is very little fuel in the tank right now, maybe just over that one gallon, and the garage is about 1 mile away, and so, by the time I get there, it will certainly have started to go through, but, I am just as happy to go and get petrol in the container... I have 3 containers actually and so I could get 3 more gallons and pretty much fill up the tank to sort of water it down quite a bit, so it will be very little 2-stroke in there at all.

But again will it do any harm?

In all truth and honesty, in my old Guzzi, I would put all kinds of shit into that and I never gave it a moments thought cos I was a cheap git, plus a bit of an idiot, but thse days, with kids and a mortgage and this BMW having injection instead of carbs, plus an engine that is quite honestly above my skill-set to sort out if \nything goes wrong etc etc etc.

Im just very paranoid, so I have to ask before I start her up.

It is going to cause issues, or am I just going to have a bit of a rich mixture for a bit and it will be tickety-boo by the next fill-up?

Thanks all.

    

Avenger GT

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Don't worry about it, it won't do any harm.

    

RicK G

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It'll blow a touch of smoke but all will be OK


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

duck

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It might foul the spark plugs a bit. I recommend riding really hard and fast. Twisted Evil


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Current stable:
86 Custom K100 (standard fairing, K75 Belly pan, Ceramic chromed engine covers, paralever)
K75 Frankenbrick (Paralever, K11 front end, hybrid ABS, K1100RS fairing, radial tires)
86 K75C Turbo w/ paralever
94 K1100RS
93 K1100LT (x2)
91 K1
93 K75S (K11 front end)
91 K75S (K1 front end)
14 Yamaha WR250R
98 Taxi Cab K1200RS
14 K1600GT
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FatRakoon

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Thanks guys, I was, as I said being a bit too paranoid.

As for riding hard, Its a trike and the gearing is way off and so it revs a little high anyway, so thats not a problem.

I think the amount iof actual 2-stroke in it, is simply such a tiny amount once I have filled up the tank, that it wont be much at all...

The small bottle of 2-stroke is the right amount to add to a gallon to make 25-1. I had probably half a gallon in the tank, and I have just filled it up right to the top, so its probably got an equivalent of about 150-1 ( Im not good at math by the way ) and so sure, Im not even sure that the plugs would gunk up much at all to be honest.

In saying that... I will be servicing it very soon anyway... I have filters ( Fuel, Oil and Air ) and new plugs etc ready to play toys, so even if they do get a bit dirty, it should not matter too much.

Thanks a lot guys.

PS I have just had a thought abotu additives but I will post a new one.

    

Dai

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Shame he didn't put Castrol-R in there - it would have smelled lovely! Twisted Evil


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'83 K100 upgraded to K100RS spec, '87 K100RT
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'78 Moto Guzzi 850-T3, '79 Moto Guzzi 850-T3 California,'93 Moto Guzzi 1100ie California
    

kennybob

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Be careful when revving it up to the powerband that you don't wheelie and flip back--you know how those 2-strokes are when they come on the pipe.

    

indian036

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I thought a powerband was an accessory you buy for your bike - or so I was assured by numerous schoolboys over the years.

BTW, does anyone know of a source for a powerband for a K, and have any instructions for installation?

Bill


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1985 K100RT  VIN 0028991  My original Very Happy   (Historic rego)
1985 K100RT  VIN 0029036  BOB the Blue Old Bike  (Historic rego)
1990 K100LT  VIN 0190452  Work in progress
1984 K100RT  VIN 0023022  Work needing lots of progress

1986 K100RT  VIN 0090542  Work needing lots and lots of progress
1993 K1100LT  VIN 0183046  Work in progress
1993 K75S  VIN 0213045  Newest toy, slightly non-original
    

Holister

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I've seen Powerbands on fleabay Bill.... Not sure how you fit them tho. Maybe take it to a dealer. 2 Stroke petrol accidentally put into tank? 8157
2 Stroke petrol accidentally put into tank? Powerbands


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1989 K100RT     VIN No.  0097367 (naked)  
1996 K1100RS   VIN No.  0451808
  2 Stroke petrol accidentally put into tank? Austra12    Fuel:  95 Octane
Engine Oil: Nulon Full Synthetic 15W50
Gear Box Oil:  Nulon Synthetic 75W90
    

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"Shame he didn't put Castrol-R in there - it would have smelled lovely! 2 Stroke petrol accidentally put into tank? Icon_twisted"

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RicK G

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One thing I did forget to say is that you will probably get a slight ring dind ding from the exhaust for a while Laughing


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"Man sacrifices his health in order to make money.
Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


Bikes 1993 K1100 LT, 1998 K1100 LT, 1993 K75 RT, 1996 K75RT, 1986 K75 GS, 1979 Z1300 Kawasaki X 2 for now
    

92KK 84WW Olaf

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Just pretend you left it on the site stand...!


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1992 K100LT 0193214 Bertha Alaska Blue 101,000 miles
1984 K100RT 0022575 Brutus Baja Red 578 bought 36,000 now 89,150 miles
1997 K1100LT 0188024 Wotan Mystic Red 689 58,645 now 103,800 miles
1983 K100RS 0011171 Fricka 606 29,495 miles Damn K Pox Its a Bat outta Hell Now 36,188  miles
    

FatRakoon

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Powerbands? LOL
I was under the samew impression... The B/S I would get years ago from other kids on our estate about how they have had powerbands fitted at such and such a revs... I fell for it too, and the thing is, that these idiots were so sure of themselves, that I think they genuinely fell for it too!

Anyway...

I ran it into town and back and whatever mixture thats in the tank, is going through by now, and its not made any noticeable difference at all, so... I have added a dab of RedEx into the mix, andwe shall see how that fares.

I have always been one of those idiots who loves to plonk junk into the fuel such as RedEx and while I feel better for it, there is a very high chance that its doing bugger all to the Machine, however, in saying that, on my Guzzi California, I used it every 5000 miles without fail and since using that, the fuel consumption was better, the engine was smoother and more respopnsive and so sure, that could have just been pure luck, or even placebo, but it did feel that way.

This engine is ever so slightly out of sync, and it might actually benefit fro ma cleqan up when I do give it a service.

    

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