Re: Ethanol and Dellorto carbs

Should take even a little more than that. Say at least 12 oz. per gallon.

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> Don Ohio Wrote:

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> Should take even a little more than that. Say at least 12 oz. per

> gallon.

A little too much is better than not enough . ;)

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Lol, ohh well. I just choose an arbitrary amount. More from now on.

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> I’ve used e85 in a 12.12, I just run the bowl dry when I’m done. It’s

> messed up the fuel line and the little paper gasket around the inlet,

> but other than that it’s been good. Just used a metal gasket of the

> right size from a nikki carb for an rx7

I do something similar; I use racing carbs, with the bowl removal nut at the bottom. At the end of a day I empty the bowl. Not the best solution, but an easy compromise.

Re: Ethanol and Dellorto carbs

^ Why not just close petcock and run the carb dry?

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> Stephen Keller Wrote:

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> ^ Why not just close petcock and run the carb dry?

Because then the carb isn't completely dry. The engine stops when it gets too lean, and some ethanol will remain. By dropping the bowl, and letting things evaporate, you get rid of it better.

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> Joe T Wrote:

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> > ^ Why not just close petcock and run the carb dry?

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> Because then the carb isn't completely dry. The engine stops when it

> gets too lean, and some ethanol will remain. By dropping the bowl, and

> letting things evaporate, you get rid of it better.

Why not use the bowl drain ? they're usually at the very bottom of the bowl .

Or better , pull the ethanol out of your gas .

Pulling the bowl after every ride would get to be a huge pain after about the first time . ;)

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> > letting things evaporate, you get rid of it better.

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> Why not use the bowl drain ? they're usually at the very bottom of the

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> Or better , pull the ethanol out of your gas .

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> Pulling the bowl after every ride would get to be a huge pain after

> about the first time . ;)

PD, w the Dellorto racing carbs the bowl is attached w just a single bolt, at the bottom. Very much like a bowl drain, so it's no problem.

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> Joe T Wrote:

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> PD, w the Dellorto racing carbs the bowl is attached w just a single

> bolt, at the bottom. Very much like a bowl drain, so it's no problem.

As much as I like working on my bikes ,

any time you have to put a wrench to a bike , it's a problem , or you wouldn't be doing it . ;)

What you're doing is about the same as turning a light switch on , then off to make sure the off function works , every time you enter the room , even though you just left that room 5 minutes ago . LOL (edited)

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Interesting, I run the carbs dry on all my bikes prior to winter storage, and it has never left enough to cause any damage. I do normally run non ethanol fuel, but before I found my station, I ran whatever, and never had any issues with my method. Sounds like your carb is easy access, so i see why you do what you do. I can tell you stock Hobbit carbs and gurtners are bitchy things, and for 22 yrs now have yet to have a "no start" come spring. Beyond all this it kind of surprises me how hard non-ethanol fuel is to find in some places, it's not everywhere here, but certainly avail, a little expensive, about $3.00 per gallon, and for moped use that is not at all unreasonable to me, I hate wrenching, would way rather ride! :)

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Whatever floats yer boat. For me it's removing the ethanol and it takes little time. IF i had ethanol free, at least 89 octane here in ohio I'd do that.

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You people are nuts, I've run e10 in mopeds for years, just can't let it sit, at the end of the season throw some sta-bil marine in the tank, run it through, shut off the petcock, and let it run on the stand until it dies.

Also, on the political note, both parties have advanced the corn lobby agenda, Trump admin has been pushing for e15 which we now have in WI. The AMA has been fighting them, it's the only 'pac' that I support.

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