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You might try this Non ethanol fuel then you wouldn't have to worry about the fuel in the carb.I even picked your state for you https://www.pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=MO
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You might try this Non ethanol fuel then you wouldn't have to worry about the fuel in the carb.I even picked your state for you https://www.pure-gas.org/index.jsp?stateprov=MO
Thanks for the link! I'm actually in New York state. The "I'm from Missouri" is a saying meaning that the person must be shown what's being talked about.


I checked my state/town on that site and the corner gas station where I frequently fill up is on the chart. It's a Sunoco station, and that's where I buy the gas for my Corvette. I also fill up my 5 gal can for my lawn tractor. I fill the Sportster up from that. I'll have to check the pump and see if the 93 octane really is ethanol free.

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Readings on pg 5 have been updated with overnight voltage drain.

I couldn't get the engine to idle under 1,000 rpm yesterday. It was pretty much a cold engine, only ran 6 - 8 minutes. This last summer, on a warm day, after riding a half hour or so, I'm pretty sure it would idle at a stoplight at 600 rpm.

But it looks like this alternator starts charging between 1,000 - 1,500 rpm, and the voltage regulator kicks in at 2,500 rpm. The generator that was on the cycle (a Hitachi) would only start charging at 2,300 - 2,500 rpm (Gen light went out).

So, I should have good charging running around town, at low speeds/rpms. I can hardly wait for May. (It's 16 degrees outside this morning).
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