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Engine 'Popping'

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by Pugga, Jul 29, 2010.

  1. Jul 29, 2010 at 5:54 AM
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    Pugga

    Pugga [OP] Pasti-Dip Free 1983 - 2015... It was a good run

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    With the recent addition of ethanol to gasoline, my dad and I started experiencing popping and sputtering in the engine. It wasn't bad enough to where you would think something is wrong in the engine, more of an annoyance I'd say. He has an Intruder LC 1500 and I have a Katana 750. Our local dealer recommended adding K100 to the tank when we fill up and I'm happy to report the stuff works! I guess it keeps the ethanol mixed up in the tank (otherwise it settles or separates apparently?) and slightly boosts the octane rating. We've been using it for a little over a year now and had great results so I figured I'd share.
     
  2. Jul 29, 2010 at 6:22 AM
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    KenpachiZaraki

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    I have a 93 Kat, with a 00 motor swapped in. what year is yours? What is this k100? And where can I get some?
     
  3. Jul 29, 2010 at 6:52 AM
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    Pugga

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    I've got a '02 750 with Stage 1 kit and Yoshi pipes. K100 is a fuel additive (I would guess similar to the STP line?) but I've found it at Advanced Auto or AutoZone stores. They make different formulas for marine and diesel engines also. The dealer told us the ethanol messes with the smaller engines more so than in a car. He also recommended rocking the bike back and forth before starting to sort of mix up the gas in the tank.
     
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