We all know the problems that ethanol can cause for your bike. Anyone who’s suffered from it not running right after sitting for a while will know the importance of treating your fuel with an additive. But which one to get?
There are so many on the market, it can be hard to choose. Star Tron was traditionally used to treat tanks in the marine industry, where ethanol is obviously more likely to attract moisture. So if it’s good enough for them, surely it must be good enough for bikes? Mechanics certainly think so – many swearing by it.
Star Tron’s strong formula not only prevents gum, carbon and varnish build-up, it removes it. And it’s all natural, so impossible to overdose.
Treated with this miracle product, your fuel delivery system will stay clean and your petrol fresh. Your engine will start up easily and run smoothly, which makes it ideal for treating old fuel or for using before storing your bike away for a while. It also makes fuel burn more completely, increasing your engine’s performance while providing fantastic fuel economy and reducing smoke and all emissions.
But enough of us waffling on about it. Why not try it yourself and see?
If you’re lucky enough to own one of these Japanese classics, then you’ll probably appreciate the difficulty in finding spare parts for it which are both of quality and affordable.
The good news for you is that this will no longer be a problem. Wemoto’s latest influx of stock includes tons of Z1 replica and OEM replacement parts. Some are rarer than others, but all of them offer the very best in terms of styling, fit, and performance.
New to Wemoto is a line of products from Tank Cure, for reconditioning motorcycle fuel tanks.
Whether your tank is rusty, dirty or leaking, Tank Cure has the product for you. And with 18 years of experience, you can be rest-assured you’ll be using not only an effective brand but a reliable one too.
Removes old flakey paint or sealant before new sealant is applied. This is also great for anyone who is wishing to change the shape of their fuel tank through welding and needs to remove old sealant beforehand.
Replacing your fuel pump can be expensive – but usually the point of failure is the points. If you’re willing to do a bit of DIY (or, if you know someone that can do it for you! ) you can replace the points and have a fully functioning fuel pump, for only £22.38. (Price includes VAT and is correct at time of writing, October 2013.)
Impex (Japan) have been long-standing suppliers to Japanese original equipment manufacturers and now their range of comprehensive carburettor repair kits is available from Wemoto.
The new additions fit a range of classic Japanese models from mid-60s to mid-90s, and are more complete than some other aftermarket repair kits. Made in Japan to the same specification as the original equipment, the aftermarket kits retail at a far lower price than the individual parts from the original manufacturer.
The cost of a fuel pump failure can be high, with even aftermarket pumps (if you can find one) costing well in excess of £100. And yet what many people don’t know is that on many Japanese models the point of failure is the points which, if you’re willing to get your hands dirty, can be replaced at only £22.34 (inc VAT)
One of our tech guys has made this helpful video for locating and replacing the fuel pump points switch below: