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#4519830 - 09/18/17 10:14 PM Gumout All in One: add each fill-up in motorcycle
blupupher Offline


Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4423
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
So in reading the Gumout FAQ (this one and this one), it states using Gumout All in One (AIO) in an every tank maintanance dose is acceptable.

I have a bunch of Gumout AIO (thread about how much I actually have) that will take me a few years to go through, so I am debating using ~1/2 oz per tank in my 1994 Honda VT1100 Shadow (~ 2.5 - 3 gallons per fillup).
I may miss a tank here and there due to filling up away from home, but no big deal overall.

One of the benefits of AIO is it is an ethanol treatment, and since I have no ethanol free gas around me, a good thing for a 23 yr old vehicle I think.
Not exactly sure what all AIO does for ethanol fuel, but I figure it will not hurt.
It also is supposed to have friction modifiers in it, which may help with gas mileage (not a real concern on the bike, but another plus)

I think it would also be very helpful for any fuel that may sit in the carbs for any period of time. I try to shut the petcock off and let the bike run out of fuel if I won't be riding for a while, but sometimes it may not happen. I think it would help keep it from varnishing or gumming up as well as helping keep the fuel "fresh" when not ridden. I have almost year-round riding, so no long term storage needed.

Any reason to not do this?
The FAQ did mention that "massive over-treatment" could cause fuel dilution of the oil due to possible fuel blow-by, but I don't think 1/2 oz per 3 gallons would rate as massive over-treatment (regular dose is 1-2 oz/3 gallons).

I have run 2 tanks so far at the regular dose rate, and current tank has .
The bike is low mileage (just over 7,000 miles) so not really concerned about any carbon buildup, and being a carb'ed bike, no clogged fuel injectors (and the carbs were just cleaned and sync'ed).
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#4519838 - 09/18/17 10:27 PM Re: Gumout All in One: add each fill-up in motorcycle [Re: blupupher]
JohnnyJohnson Offline


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Don't you have any CENEX stations?
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#4519849 - 09/18/17 10:41 PM Re: Gumout All in One: add each fill-up in motorcycle [Re: blupupher]
blupupher Offline


Registered: 08/27/04
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Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
Never heard of CENEX. Some type of gas station?
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#4519861 - 09/18/17 11:07 PM Re: Gumout All in One: add each fill-up in motorcycle [Re: blupupher]
gman2304 Offline


Registered: 08/11/11
Posts: 3057
Loc: n.c.
Living in Tx, the best thing for your Shadow would be to ride more. 7,000 mlles in 23 years.....really? I have used Gumout AIO and hear it's good stuff. Now I use non ethanol 93 and a dose of Techron concentrate a couple times a year.


Edited by gman2304 (09/18/17 11:10 PM)

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#4519893 - 09/18/17 11:46 PM Re: Gumout All in One: add each fill-up in motorcycle [Re: blupupher]
blupupher Offline


Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4423
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
I just got the bike 3 weeks ago, driveable a week ago. I plan on putting on a lot more miles on it.
400 miles last week alone, a 500 mile trip planned in a few weeks.
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#4519907 - 09/19/17 12:22 AM Re: Gumout All in One: add each fill-up in motorcycle [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Don't you have any CENEX stations?



????
There's nothing special at all about the gas at Cenex stations,
so why would you say this?

Sorry, No Cenex stations in Texas.
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#4519909 - 09/19/17 12:23 AM Re: Gumout All in One: add each fill-up in motorcycle [Re: JohnnyJohnson]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Don't you have any CENEX stations?


Are you referring to 100% gasoline?

Only selected stations in Texas have E-0 gasoline.

It's kind of hard to find.

Oklahoma sells it everywhere........
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#4519933 - 09/19/17 01:09 AM Re: Gumout All in One: add each fill-up in motorcycle [Re: blupupher]
ArcticDriver Offline


Registered: 01/27/17
Posts: 1139
Loc: USA
There are two ethanol-free gas stations in Katy, TX.

There seem to be quite a few on the list but I realize TX is a BIG State so maybe they are pretty spread out. grin

Here is the website and there is even an interactive map link once on the page:

https://www.pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=TX
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#4519938 - 09/19/17 01:22 AM Re: Gumout All in One: add each fill-up in motorcycle [Re: Linctex]
ArcticDriver Offline


Registered: 01/27/17
Posts: 1139
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: Linctex
Originally Posted By: JohnnyJohnson
Don't you have any CENEX stations?



????
There's nothing special at all about the gas at Cenex stations,
so why would you say this?

Sorry, No Cenex stations in Texas.


There actually is something special about CENEX gas. They sell E0. This makes them more special than those competitors that don't.

Down here in FL the local Sunoco sells E0 so its "special". They call it "Rec Gas" here which is short for "Recreational".

It does seem like the marketing of E0 is becoming more popular so hopefully there will be more & more "special" brands in the future. grin

I won't even get into how special CENEX diesel is. grin
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#4520154 - 09/19/17 09:52 AM Re: Gumout All in One: add each fill-up in motorcycle [Re: blupupher]
HerrStig Offline


Registered: 08/24/11
Posts: 9560
Loc: Boston, MA
Good for Gumout's bottom line.

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#4520220 - 09/19/17 11:36 AM Re: Gumout All in One: add each fill-up in motorcycle [Re: HerrStig]
ArcticDriver Offline


Registered: 01/27/17
Posts: 1139
Loc: USA
Originally Posted By: HerrStig
Good for Gumout's bottom line.


I am inclined to agree with this statement.

IMO, using Top Tier fuels, even E10, continues to keep engines and fuel systems clean after the occasional PEA treatment.

As for ensuring longer term fuel stability and prevention of Ethanol seperation, does Gumout claim to do this? I don't see it listed on their website?
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#4520749 - 09/19/17 09:43 PM Re: Gumout All in One: add each fill-up in motorcycle [Re: HerrStig]
blupupher Offline


Registered: 08/27/04
Posts: 4423
Loc: Katy, Republic of Texas
Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
There are two ethanol-free gas stations in Katy, TX.

There seem to be quite a few on the list but I realize TX is a BIG State so maybe they are pretty spread out. grin

Here is the website and there is even an interactive map link once on the page:

https://www.pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=TX

Yes, I checked that shortly after I had posted this.
One of them is a Buc-ee's that opened 2 weeks ago, did not know that the had e-0 (and no idea on the price).
I also don't know if the e-0 is 93 octane only or if it is also 87 octane. I use 87 in the bike.

The other is a speed shop that sells it (I think it is 93 octane).
When I checked a few weeks ago, it was like $1.00 more/gallon than e-10 93 octane at local pumps.

Seems a few more are popping up in Houston area though (not sure how though, I thought e-10 was a federal clean air mandate).

Originally Posted By: HerrStig
Good for Gumout's bottom line.

I got 24 bottles for just over $25, so a dollar a bottle (that will last me 10+ tanks) is not helping Gumouts bottom line much. It will cost me < $0.10 per fill-up, cheaper than getting e-0.
If I did not have so much, I would not really even thinking about it.

Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
...
IMO, using Top Tier fuels, even E10, continues to keep engines and fuel systems clean after the occasional PEA treatment.

As for ensuring longer term fuel stability and prevention of Ethanol seperation, does Gumout claim to do this? I don't see it listed on their website?

I usually fill up at Kroger or Walmart (neither are Top Tier), but sometimes Sunoco or Valero (Top Tier stations)
On the bottle it says "Fuel System Cleaner + Ethanol Treatment" and the website says "Conditions fuel to fight ethanol and water corrosion". I don't think AIO does anything for actual fuel stabilization, but would think it would help keep carbs from gumming up.
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#4520797 - 09/19/17 11:21 PM Re: Gumout All in One: add each fill-up in motorcycle [Re: ArcticDriver]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
Originally Posted By: ArcticDriver
I won't even get into how special CENEX diesel is. grin


It can't be too bad... I know some big farmers up north that buy 10,000 gallons of it AT A TIME, sometimes several times a year. These guys might have 4-10 large 400-500 HP tractors and a half dozen $270,000 combines and another half dozen semi trucks.

They might burn 1000 gallons of diesel A DAY, every day, for several weeks.
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#4520851 - 09/20/17 01:29 AM Re: Gumout All in One: add each fill-up in motorcycle [Re: blupupher]
AMC Offline


Registered: 10/17/10
Posts: 893
Loc: South Eastern, CT
Originally Posted By: blupupher

On the bottle it says "Fuel System Cleaner + Ethanol Treatment" and the website says "Conditions fuel to fight ethanol and water corrosion". I don't think AIO does anything for actual fuel stabilization, but would think it would help keep carbs from gumming up.


Here is Gumout's Answer from the Q and A section about that topic:
Q: If not considering fuel stabilization as a factor, which product would be most beneficial for small 4 stroke engines and OPE?

A: Gumout Regane, Regane High Mileage or All-in-One complete fuel system cleaners offer strong clean-up performance wherever deposits may be in the engine even on small 4 stroke/OPE engines. Gumout Multi-System Tune-up is another great choice when several small engines are to be treated. Use about 1-2 ounces of Regane or All-in-One per 3 gallons of gasoline. If using 2-cycle fuel also add the recommended amount of oil. Use about 1-2 ounces of Multi-System Tune-Up per gallon of gasoline or diesel fuel. If fuel stability is an issue use the Multi-System Tune-Up for both gasoline and diesel.

Based on that, here are some suggestions: You can use more than a half ounce in 3 gallons, 1 ounce per 3 gallons is probably good. The All in one product will not stabilize the fuel but it will clean the fuel system, disperse some water and the lubricants in it should help prevent rust and lube the upper cylinder.

For the price you got all that all in one for, I would do it. It wont hurt but it probably will help keep the carbs clean.
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#4521186 - 09/20/17 11:47 AM Re: Gumout All in One: add each fill-up in motorcycle [Re: blupupher]
Coprolite Offline


Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 1224
Loc: Houston, TX
I am happy to see Buc-ees has E0! FYI today’s price is 1.88 which is dramatically lower than the competition. I will be going over the to check it out for my next tank. After all, 1.88 might be e10

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