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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 11-13-2019, 06:33 PM Thread Starter
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Danger Will Robinson!

On my ride to Depew Oklahoma for the Route-66 "rally" I experienced multiple gas stops on 2-lane roads where there was no high octane gas (don't bother going to that event!) So the ride this year to Myrtle Beach I remembered to buy a couple cans of octane booster and kept them unopened in my tour pack. Well we got caught in heavy rain for the entire day. At one stop, I grabbed the rag out of the tour pack to quickly wipe off the Infotainment/GPS display and my visor. To my disappointment, I damaged the anti-reflective film on the display and smeared the plastic visor.

Turns out the unopened cans leaked or seeped during the ride and some of the fluid was on my rag. Carp, ! The morale of the story is to pack potentially damaging sprays and chemicals in some type of leak proof bag or "beware." That, and have a better sense of smell .

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That's a bummer, very sorry to hear.

TY for the heads up, I can see myself falling into that trap.


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i keep my micro fiber towels in a marked zip lock baggy, a couple of clean ones, one for body wax, and one for lemon pledge wax for windshield. keeps dirt and other particles from gettin on the towels.


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That sucks. But fortunately that piece is replaceable. It has it's own PN# I had to have it replaced on my 16.


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Not knocking you feeding your bike the best but is octane booster really necessary with just a couple of fill ups of lower octane gas. When I went to Alaska,in northwestern part of Canada you mostly had a choice between regular, regular and regular gas from pumps that looked like they were from the 60s and 70s lol. Bike ran fine though but made sure it got higher octane every chance I got during trip. Glad you had screen protector and that was an easy mistake any of us could make
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Not knocking you feeding your bike the best but is octane booster really necessary with just a couple of fill ups of lower octane gas. When I went to Alaska,in northwestern part of Canada you mostly had a choice between regular, regular and regular gas from pumps that looked like they were from the 60s and 70s lol. Bike ran fine though but made sure it got higher octane every chance I got during trip. Glad you had screen protector and that was an easy mistake any of us could make
I found myself in a bumble fuck part of Wisconsin 2 Summers ago in need of fuel and same thing. The only offerings were 86 or 87 depending on which station. I filled up with 86 and was riding 2up partially loaded down and the bike ran awesome!
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Some 87 won't kill it as for your screen what year is your bike ? Just replace the protector
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