bike problem

J annihilator1100 at
Tue Aug 5 15:18:54 PDT 2008

I believe ethylene glycol is the main ingredient in antifreeze. Tried 
anything alcohol based?

BTW, I am a strong proponent of Seafoam.

Lastly, just toying with the idea... seeing if there is interest in my 5900 
mile 96. Thinking of moving and might just sell it rather than move it. Just 

From: "Dave Daniels" <dwaynedaniels at>
Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 2008 3:07 PM
To: "art.robinson" <art.robinson at>; "'Paul Heim'" 
<SuprHtr at>; "'GPZ LIST'" <gpzlist at>
Subject: RE: bike problem

> No, but I think you meant water in the gas??
> "art.robinson" <art.robinson at> wrote:  Have you checked for gas 
> in the water? Try some "gas line antifreeze". I
> think its ethylene glycol.
> Art Robinson
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Paul Heim [mailto:SuprHtr at]
> Sent: 04 August 2008 22:07
> Subject: Re: bike problem
> I had one plug crap up on me a couple of times and cured the problem by
> getting on the bike and riding it really hard until it cleared up. That
> being said, I know that some listers recommend replacing the plugs
> rather
> than cleaning. If the problem comes back, I'd suspect the plug wire.
> Paul in Ohio
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: "Dave Daniels"
> To: "GPZ LIST"
> Sent: Monday, August 04, 2008 9:41 PM
> Subject: bike problem
>> I've been conferring with Dave Beard but thought I'd seek other
> opinions
>> as well. My bike started running rough a couple weeks ago on my way
> home
>> from work. Actually, it started right when I started it to come home.
>> Sounded like it was running on three cylinders.
>> Pulled the tank off and the spark plug wires off and gazed down the
>> wells. No. 3 had oil in it, so I figured one of my figure 8 gaskets
> went
>> bad.
>> So, I orderd some new ones and switched them out. Also put in new
> plugs.
>> Got it all back together and started it up. It ran fine for a bit then
>> started getting rough again.
>> So, I pulled the plugs again and looked in the wells again. No oil
> this
>> time, but no. 4 plug was getting carboned up.
>> So, I cleaned them off, put them back in, put the tank back on and
> hit it
>> again. Ran good for about a minute, then went rough again. So, I got a
> can
>> of wd-40 and sprayed it on the exhaust pipes coming out of the head.
> It
>> smoke completely off all but no. 4. It just ran down that pipe.
>> So, it seems no. 4 isn't firing. Any ideas?
>> Thanks,
>> Dave D.

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