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Old 03-25-2013, 09:44 AM   #6166
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I know I shouldn't be like this but hey,dump the additives and the battery tenders and ride the bike,ok I made the statement don't mean to be mean sorry if I come off as a snob I use my bike as my main wheels and my toy so I don't see stuff that happens when ya let'r sit.BtW I have made it clear up to a KLR650 but I have many miles on a DR350 and a Ninja250,I will be looking towards a wr250 or a crf250 as my next machine These 250 offerings have really answered my needs...
That's my strategy too. I don't do anything to my mowers/rototiller over winter, and they start every summer... so far. I make a point to ride each of my bikes at least an hour each couple weeks figuring that will help avoid problems.

The only problem I've had with a fuel system was when I added a Seafoam, I believe it cleaned the gunk out of my tank right into my jets.

and to quote Nanabijou
"Now, of course, my personal anecdotal account should never pass for sound scientific evidence "
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:02 AM   #6167
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I know I shouldn't be like this but hey,dump the additives and the battery tenders and ride the bike,ok I made the statement don't mean to be mean sorry if I come off as a snob I use my bike as my main wheels and my toy so I don't see stuff that happens when ya let'r sit.BtW I have made it clear up to a KLR650 but I have many miles on a DR350 and a Ninja250,I will be looking towards a wr250 or a crf250 as my next machine These 250 offerings have really answered my needs...
That's great if you are able to. The 3 feet of snow on the ground here does a good job of deterring that plan where I am, and hence, ignoring the bikes while sitting is not the best option.
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Old 03-25-2013, 02:09 PM   #6168
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I know I shouldn't be like this but hey,dump the additives and the battery tenders and ride the bike,ok I made the statement don't mean to be mean sorry if I come off as a snob I use my bike as my main wheels and my toy so I don't see stuff that happens when ya let'r sit.BtW I have made it clear up to a KLR650 but I have many miles on a DR350 and a Ninja250,I will be looking towards a wr250 or a crf250 as my next machine These 250 offerings have really answered my needs...
your not alone my only means of transportation is motorcycles i gave up cars/trucks two years ago so i ride everyday year around rain snow fog extreme cold any thing mother nature throws at me why should i stop riding just cause mother nature is in a bad mood
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:12 PM   #6169
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I'm another one who only uses premium fuel (without ethanol - Shell V-Power) in all my gas engines ...

Mike
Is that just your area? Shell's website for V-Power doesn't say anywhere that it doesn't contain ethanol, and that's certainly worth mentioning for true enthusiasts who would check in to such things.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:31 PM   #6170
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I stumbled across this website of Chinese bikes, ATVs, UTVs, scooters, and even a boat. Looks like they are a serious company that's planning to compete worldwide, offering vehicles with respectable displacements.

Website needs some work & only one US source listed.

http://www.cfmoto.cn/

I'd like to test ride some of their bikes & quads.
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Old 03-25-2013, 03:50 PM   #6171
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Is that just your area? Shell's website for V-Power doesn't say anywhere that it doesn't contain ethanol, and that's certainly worth mentioning for true enthusiasts who would check in to such things.
Nanabijou is in Ontario. Shell V-Power premium gasoline in Canada does not contain ethanol:

http://www.shell.ca/en/products-serv...Fc9cMgodcSgAdw

Can't say about your area.
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:00 PM   #6172
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your not alone my only means of transportation is motorcycles i gave up cars/trucks two years ago so i ride everyday year around rain snow fog extreme cold any thing mother nature throws at me why should i stop riding just cause mother nature is in a bad mood
Cold ride today? I'm sick of this weather!
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Old 03-25-2013, 04:11 PM   #6173
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yea saturday i went to a fssnoc rally in marquette and got snowed on me and one other showed up on bikes he had a ural with a side car and i rode my wr250r every one else drove there cars
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Old 03-25-2013, 05:13 PM   #6174
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Nanabijou is in Ontario. Shell V-Power premium gasoline in Canada does not contain ethanol:

http://www.shell.ca/en/products-serv...Fc9cMgodcSgAdw

Can't say about your area.
Yes - jon_l is correct. If you follow the link he included and click on "Frequently Asked Questions" you will see under the heading "Is Shell V-Power Safe For all Vehicles" that the last point "Shell V-Power premium gasoline in Canada does not contain ethanol" confirms what I had mentioned in my posting.

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Old 03-25-2013, 07:49 PM   #6175
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Sharing my latest addition to my little machine.

Here's my latest addition to the XR 200.

The need for this vibration/shake/crush/ water proof compact side pannier is to store sensitive and fragile equipment such as tablets, notebooks, beer bottles etc


In the photo above, the quick release levers are stored inside to make it theft proof. A pre cut foam and other foam pads will be laid over it to protect fragile stuff that will be stored in it. Here's the photo below.









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Old 03-25-2013, 07:50 PM   #6176
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Is that just your area? Shell's website for V-Power doesn't say anywhere that it doesn't contain ethanol, and that's certainly worth mentioning for true enthusiasts who would check in to such things.
This. I've stood and looked at the pumps at the local Shell and I can't see anywhere where it says it doesn't contain ethanol. I know I've read this more than a few times that 91 is ethanol free, but the pumps here explicitly state that the fuel 'may' contain ethanol.

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Well okay! Lets make this definitive shall we

http://www.shell.ca/en/products-serv...ll-vpower.html

Clilck on the FAQ

"Shell V-Power premium gasoline in Canada does not contain ethanol"
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Old 03-25-2013, 07:57 PM   #6177
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This. I've stood and looked at the pumps at the local Shell and I can't see anywhere where it says it doesn't contain ethanol. I know I've read this more than a few times that 91 is ethanol free, but the pumps here explicitly state that the fuel 'may' contain ethanol.

Wanders off testing his GoogleFu...

Well okay! Lets make this definitive shall we

http://www.shell.ca/en/products-serv...ll-vpower.html

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"Shell V-Power premium gasoline in Canada does not contain ethanol"
Oh.

Well, I'd expect as much only because the whole impetus behind going to ethanol was America's corn industry and America's lobbyists. Makes perfect sense Canada wouldn't have shit fuel - it was just a corporate decision.
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:17 PM   #6178
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Sharing my latest addition to my little machine.

Here's my latest addition to the XR 200.

The need for this vibration/shake/crush/ water proof compact side pannier is to store sensitive and fragile equipment such as tablets, notebooks, beer bottles etc


In the photo above, the quick release levers are stored inside to make it theft proof. A pre cut foam and other foam pads will be laid over it to protect fragile stuff that will be stored in it. Here's the photo below.










Nice rig
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Old 03-25-2013, 09:42 PM   #6179
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Hey viper how does that wr250r do on the street? Will it cruse at high speed say 70? I have heard that its great for off road and some street but not great. and I have also heard that its great for both. I really love the look of them.
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Old 03-25-2013, 10:06 PM   #6180
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Sharing my latest addition to my little machine.

Here's my latest addition to the XR 200.

The need for this vibration/shake/crush/ water proof compact side pannier is to store sensitive and fragile equipment such as tablets, notebooks, beer bottles etc


In the photo above, the quick release levers are stored inside to make it theft proof. A pre cut foam and other foam pads will be laid over it to protect fragile stuff that will be stored in it. Here's the photo below.









Nice job on taking a good bike and making it better,I am always looking for good side box ideas and you just gave me new concepts.
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