Thread: Fuel Problems
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Old 01-19-2011, 10:16 AM
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Default Re: Fuel Problems

Although a valid concern, in practice it really doesn't seem to be much of a problem with these engines. Worse case scenario would be your throttle sticking because of a frosty slide, the kill switch or choke would still kill the engine & coupla throttle twists should free it up in any case. It's a LOT easier to pull over for a sec on a bike than a plane lol

Carb icing usually has far more to do with ambient humidity than temperature, but even still I've never had a problem with it w/these lil carbys. Another difference is it's not uncommon for an airplane to remain at the same throttle setting for prolonged periods (allowing ice to build), whereas that's highly unlikely w/the bikes.

Here's a buncha info on both carb ice and the effects of ethanol if yer curious;

AOPA Combating Carb Ice | Pros and Cons of 10% Ethanol in Gas

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