The mechanic at the BMW dealer I got my bike from told me the same thing. Wasn't sure if I should believe it or not. I guess I will try and use Techron or Chevron gas stations and cross my fingers. Where do you find boat gas? And how much more/less does non-ethanol or boat gas cost? Don't remember ever seeing that at a gas station..and since I don't have a boat I never bothered to look for it either I guess.Saw a posting on the K bike forums that point to sulfer deposits being the culprit. Chevron fuel with Techron or Techron as an auto store additive is being claimed to prevent and sometimes even heal bad fuel strips.
They convinced me...I bought a bottle today and will use it along with non-ethanol fuel (boat gas) for my newly acquired (used) R1200R...It has 26,000 miles with no failure so far.
Agreed. I am a loyal user of Techron in cars and bikes. Advised to do so by several mechanics. I use it at oil changes only. My understanding is that all of that stuff is basically mineral spirits... Anyway, I know (or I am convinced) it works to clean injector systems because when I tried it in my last bike at 40k miles I noticed an immediate improvement in fuel mileage. But, for the lack of it to cause a failure of an electo-mechanical device in the tank - on a brand new bike? Mine failed when I left the dealership with 3 miles on the clock! Now, it had been sitting on the showroom floor for six months and maybe that had an impact?the techron, chevron, ethanol "causes" are all pretty bogus.