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Old 07-09-2014, 10:05 PM   #1
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Bad Gas in Kremmling

Just a heads up. Me & a bud got gas in Kremmling today, at the Kum & Go on the east side of town. By the time we got to Granby, our bikes were running like shite. They would both barely start, & ran extremely rough to Ft Collins. I'm not very happy about it. Just thought I would warn any riders in the area.
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Old 07-10-2014, 04:36 AM   #2
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I filled up my FJR in Kremmling yesterday too. Now the bike is hard to start and runs like crap. Going to drain the gas and contact Kum N Go for a refund. Beware.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:33 AM   #3
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I just called (970-724-1105) Kum N Go in Kremmling and spoke with the manager. Someone has reported the bad gas situation. He has contacted corporate office to see what they can do. I left my name and phone #. At the very least I expect a refund. Then there's also the issue of compensation for having to drain the fuel and refill.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:59 AM   #4
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The store manager just called me back. He filled out an incident report for insurance. He indicated I would be reimbursed for costs including any service costs to the bike. He said the insurance company would be contacting me later today.
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:10 AM   #5
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I know of situations where the delivery guy put diesel in the fuel location. Might give your gas a sniff to see if that is what happened.
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:21 AM   #6
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The store manager just called me back. He filled out an incident report for insurance. He indicated I would be reimbursed for costs including any service costs to the bike. He said the insurance company would be contacting me later today.
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:26 AM   #7
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I filled up my FJR in Kremmling yesterday too. Now the bike is hard to start and runs like crap. Going to drain the gas and contact Kum N Go for a refund. Beware.
When did you get an FJR?!
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Old 07-10-2014, 09:06 AM   #8
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Hi Scott, Good to see you in Bailey last weekend.

Back to the bad gas thread.

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Old 07-10-2014, 09:48 AM   #9
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At the very least I expect a refund. Then there's also the issue of compensation for having to drain the fuel and refill.
if it's just crap gas and not diesel... I'd just put it in my lawn mower jugs and call it a day.

recompense for "having to drain and refill" ?? really?
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:05 AM   #10
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If not diesel it could be a bad mix with really high ethanol content. I've read about people getting gas that is 30 or 40 percent ethanol. I wouldn't even put that in my lawnmower. Better just to get rid of it.

Would be interesting to find out what was in it...
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When did you get an FJR?!
Birthday surprise!!! I guess I've been a very, very, very good girl!! One of the funniest birthday notes I've ever received read "Happy Birthday to the person LEAST LIKELY to make it to 55 with all her appendages!"
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Old 07-10-2014, 10:44 AM   #12
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[QUOTE=Blakebird;24585341
recompense for "having to drain and refill" ?? really?[/QUOTE]

Yes, I was pleasantly surprised. I suppose someone might need to take the bike to the shop. I haven't looked closely at the FJR yet, but the fuel line is not as obvious as on my KTM. I have a little siphon kit I plan on using. If it were my car, I'd probably take it to the shop. There's also the possibility of clogged/fouled injectors if diesel was put in the wrong tank. We'll see...
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Old 07-10-2014, 11:53 AM   #13
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Any responsible company would shut down the USTs, drain and leak test them.

Gas stations have a legal reporting requirement if this is a leak.

And, yes they should pay for repairs AND labor.
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Old 07-10-2014, 07:27 PM   #14
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Wow. I got lucky. I filled up at the other station in Kremmling on Tuesday. We are on a trip from NM, so bad or not running would be a significant problem.
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Old 07-10-2014, 08:54 PM   #15
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I filled up when I got to Ft Collins, the bikes still stutter. Mine is making a few pinging noises, & had trouble starting this morning. It blew smoke out the exhaust, like an old lawn mower.

I called & spoke with the manager also, he got my information & said they will cover any costs. I plan on running the tank plum down & refilling with fresh gas & see what it does.
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