star tron

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by evanphoto, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. evanphoto

    evanphoto May G-d bless Evel

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    what do you'll think of star tron to fight the effects of ethanol? my dealer said it is a must. comments?
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  2. evanphoto

    evanphoto May G-d bless Evel

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    I do not like to use any fuel additives, but this seems real?? comments??
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  3. Wasser

    Wasser Spilt my beer

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    Of course your dealer said you should buy some from him.

    You could also buy a can of Coleman fuel from Walmart and have almost the same thing.

    A can of naphtha.

    If your worried about ethanol, use a station that doesn't carry it. LINKY
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  4. Wlfman

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    :rofl:rofl:rofl
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    ragtoplvr Long timer

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    If you get Top Tier gasoline it is supposed to be better blended than the regular stuff, and is recommended by BMW.

    If you can get ethanol free that is better but at least this stuff is better than the federal minimum

    Rod
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  6. buls4evr

    buls4evr No Marks....

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    The same guys on here making fun of Startron use are posting in another thread about their fuel pump failures and clogged carbs:eek1. The stuff actually works very well. We put it in a Vino scooter and it sat for 8 mos. in 100deg temps in my shed. The old gas in it fired on the second kick last week:clap. You be the judge if untreated Ethanol fuel would do as well.
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  7. Wlfman

    Wlfman Long timer

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    90K+ miles on my bike and never once used StarTron and NEVER had a single problem with Carbs or Fuel Pump.
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  8. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Been here awhile

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    5 years in an 8,000 watt generator my dad had & that I set up for him. Third pull start.

    Think long term storage with that stuff.

    If your bike is not real old, just ride it. But then, you don't say what year or model MC it is.

    Only add this stuff right before you want to leave it sit for a while.
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  9. concours

    concours WFO for 41 years

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    It's fuel stabilizer. Just Like Sta-Bil. Except, with a ton more marketing hype. Originally sold to boaters, known for having deep pockets... they realized a huge untapped market in powersports. Use it to store, the rest of the time, it offers no benefit... unless a lighter wallet affords you higher top speed. :rofl
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  10. toro618

    toro618 Been here awhile

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    I have absolutely no clue how much it helps, but everyone of my bikes and generators have some amount in the tanks at all times all year long.
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  11. concours

    concours WFO for 41 years

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    Great idea for seldom used stuff.
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    I couldn't find startron so I bought lucas ethanol fuel treatment.
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  13. Range Motorsport

    Range Motorsport Junk collector

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    Once again you don't know what you are talking about. Startron can convert phase separated fuel into a burnable fuel. Your sta-bil can't do that. Please quit posting your stupid non-knowledgeable remarks in these threads.
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  14. cjbiker

    cjbiker Nobody's Robot

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    I put a shot of Startron in the tank and top it off with fresh gas before storing the metal-tanked bikes for the winter. They start right up like I rode them yesterday in the spring. Is it the Startron? I don't know, but I'm not messing with success. The bikes with plastic tanks get the tank and carb drained.
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  15. RideAbout

    RideAbout Mentally Retired

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    Big fan of SeaFoam... with 6 bikes and lousy winters, some of my bikes sit for weeks/months without moving. Gonna try some Startron for the added "Ethanol" treatment it claims.
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  16. evanphoto

    evanphoto May G-d bless Evel

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    my dealer doesn't even sell the stuff. relax, i am not talking about gumout, it is an additive that lucas oil sells, too.
    Ethanol / E10 fuels increase the amounts of water and sludge in your fuel tank.
    Star Tron breaks down this excess water and sludge to sub-micron size allowing it to be safely burned away during normal engine operation.
    Therefore Star Tron prevents phase separation and fuel gelling, eliminating ethanol fuel problems.
    :deal
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  17. evanphoto

    evanphoto May G-d bless Evel

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    well said, range motorsport. it sucks that people dream shit up and post it here instead of doing some research-either reading or doing actual tests with bikes they own.
    my bike is a new ktm 990 smt (2012) and I put startron in it on the first tank. it is not just a stabilizer though it can be used for that purpose.
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  18. concours

    concours WFO for 41 years

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    Please don't call my remarks non-knowledgable and stupid, it hurts my feelings. :waysad Sta-bil isn't "mine".
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  19. concours

    concours WFO for 41 years

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    ...and what did the Startron do on the first tank? Help us dumb people understand.....:deal
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  20. rufus

    rufus We're burning daylight...

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    My experience says different. I have a 2005 honda XR 650 L. Air cooled, carbed. With ethanol fuel it is hard to start, won't idle and sputters and coughs. These problems go away when i add startron, or use non ethanol fuel.
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