Join Date: Apr 2002
Location: Dandridge (Near Knoxville), TN, USA
Re: Engine Breather K1200lt
Originally Posted by simoncharles
What has ethanol got to do with the hose ?
Ethanol is BAD. Rubber parts in most fuel systems (except for the latest engines designed to run on E85 ethanol fuels) do not fare well if in contact with ethanol, even the lower percentage forced on us. Lawn equipment is notorious for having carburetor and fuel line problems with ethanol fuels. Many of those companies have never decided to spend the money on newer materials to prevent it.
Older engines in cars, boats, and yes motorcycles, are having many problems because of ethanol.
I don't want to achieve immortality through my work...I want to achieve it through not dying.
EX: '01 Black LT, BAT BYKE (Totaled at 110,000 miles)
IBA SS, BB, BBG, 10/10ths.
No bike now, but maybe in the future.