The risks of leaving modern ethanol-rich petrol sitting in tanks and the damage it can do is becoming more commonly understood, especially in the winter when motorcycles see less use on the roads.
Spares supplier Wemoto is now selling ethanol treatment Star Tron in quantities from 30ml to a litre – enough to treat 720 litres of fuel.
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The fuel additive is based on natural enzymes, which help to keep fuel delivery systems clean and petrol fresh. Star Tron helps starting, smooth running and burns fuel more completely increasing performance while improving fuel economy and reducing smoke and all other emissions. Ethanol attracts moisture and can form an ethanol-water combination which falls to the bottom of the petrol tank. This condition, known as phase separation, leads to gunk forming in a tank. Star Tron not only prevents gum, carbon and varnish build-up that can clog carburettors and fuel injectors, it removes it. It also treats old fuel, making it particularly good for those who choose to put their bikes away for extended periods of time and can be used as a preventative measure beforehand for greater peace of mind.
A little goes a long way, but Star Tron’s special blend of enzymes makes it impossible to overdose fuel. 30ml of Star Tron, enough to treat 90 litres, costs £7.85 from wemoto.com.Enjoy more Classic Bike Guide reading in the monthly magazine. Click here to subscribe.