Fuel additives - Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums
Go Back   Stromtrooper Forum : Suzuki V-Strom Motorcycle Forums > V-Strom Forums > Maintenance, Tech and Farkles.


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 11-11-2012, 11:26 PM
Stromthusiast!
Junior Trooper
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Cebu Ph
Posts: 13
Default Fuel additives

Anyone got advice re fuel additives, i got a new DL650. Needed? which one?
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
  #2  
Old 11-11-2012, 11:45 PM
Stromthusiast!
Junior Trooper
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Chicago, IL
Posts: 8
Default

I use seafoam for winterizing. I don't use additives during riding season.

Sent from my AT100 using Motorcycle.com Free App
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-12-2012, 12:01 AM
NWArkie's Avatar
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Bentonville, AR
Posts: 207
Default

Given that you live in the philippines, there is no such thing as winterizing, no corn ethanol, and therefore no fuel addatives required!
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-12-2012, 02:44 AM
Stromthusiast!
Junior Trooper
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Cebu Ph
Posts: 13
Default fuel additives

We dont have corn ethanol but there is a lot of ethanol in the gas, Sugar cane derived. We also have very questionable fuel supplies. Some people use here and some not. We dont have a big selection of products here but STP and Prestone is available.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-12-2012, 09:23 AM
JRWalker's Avatar
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Whitehall, OH. USA
Posts: 810
Default sta-bil marine formula ethanol treatment

i recommend sta-bil marine formula ethanol treatment. works ok for me. 99k on the clock. still running the original fuel pump & filter.

Last edited by JRWalker; 11-25-2012 at 09:02 AM.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-12-2012, 07:20 PM
Stromthusiast!
Junior Trooper
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Cebu Ph
Posts: 13
Default

Do you think there is a need the carb and injector additives? I have used them before when I had a Roadliner. I used to put a glug in approx every third fill.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 11-12-2012, 11:31 PM
Stromthusiast!
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Washington, the state
Posts: 5,544
Default

You know more about the quality of gasoline in the P. I., and the additives available (and if the additives actually have any active ingredients in them regardless of what the label says). Is the high octane gas there a better product?

Use an additive only for a specific problem. Water in the gas might be a concern due to the humidity or leaky underground tanks. Keep an additive for water handy.
__________________
To err is human;
to persist in it is diabolical
--Lucius Annaeus Seneca (1-65 AD)


America’s infrastructure is now so wretched that, in some areas, the only people who drive straight are the drunks.
Anyone who is sober swerves to avoid potholes.
--Nicholas Kristof
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 11-13-2012, 12:00 AM
Kimmerling
 
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: San Antonio, Texas
Posts: 111
Talking additive

seafoam, seafoam,seafoam
__________________
Prior Vulcan 750 rider

39,000 miles on 2011 Vstrom 650 with ABS
(RIP Jan 12, 2013 due to lady pulling out to left from right side)
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 11-25-2012, 05:15 AM
Stromthusiast!
Junior Trooper
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 4
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by TimStrom View Post
Do you think there is a need the carb and injector additives? I have used them before when I had a Roadliner. I used to put a glug in approx every third fill.
No additives needed if you ride every day, if you leave for a long time drain all fuel. tank is electrostatically coated to prevent corrosion during empty storage. go to a well known station that has allot of fuel turn over. no stale gas. I run 93 or 95 think its only RON method here in the Philippines.
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 11-25-2012, 05:17 AM
Stromthusiast!
Junior Trooper
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Philippines
Posts: 4
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by KIMMERLING View Post
seafoam, seafoam,seafoam
yes Seafoam is the best but unavailable here in the Philippines. unneeded if you ride like us 364 day a year! one day of rest for tune up! LOL
Digg this Post!Add Post to del.icio.usBookmark Post in TechnoratiTweet this Post!
Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:29 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.5.2