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chippy
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Having fuel in a can since the middle of last year, I purchased a catalyst at the begining of Feb and put it straight in the fuel can leaving it there until today when I used the bike, bearing in mind both of my D14's suffered with heavy detonation but today there was none which transformed the bike and oh what a pleasure it was to ride and hope it will do the same for the other bike. 

I have always been sceptical about spending out on this sort of thing but as I was not enjoying riding either of them I felt I had nothing to loose, the only drawback that I can see is that if detonation is a problem it might not work so well if filling up at the pump and using straight away ( as would a long distance rider ) but by fueling up a few days before a planned ride might show the benefit.  there are also other claimed benefits .

I'm sure it's at least worth looking into , I have no connection with this product or axe to grind , it's just seemed to make at least one of my bikes nice to ride.

Regards Chippy.

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very interesting, Chippy. I too have watched these products and, admittedly had some scepticism. However, good to hear that you've had good results. I don't profess to have a clue as  to the science behind it but as long as it works, who cares 🙂 

 '55 D3 Battery; '58 Square Four (project); '59 D1 direct lighting plunger; '59 Tiger Cub; '60 5TA;  '76 FS1-E; '91 GTR 1000;  '97 Honda Sky SGX50.

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For my D3, I still use the 'ferguson' approach and dose my supermarket unleaded with about 10% paraffin to make it resemble petrol of its era. Seems to work fine. I've read about various 'magic pills' to improve your petrol, but remain "not convinced". BTW, I once lived in a slate quarrying town in N Wales, where an inhabitant had claimed to have invented a way of running an engine off water - but the big oil companies had persuaded him to keep it quiet. I'm not sure about that, either. - Bore Da!

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cocorico said
For my D3, I still use the 'ferguson' approach and dose my supermarket unleaded with about 10% paraffin to make it resemble petrol of its era. Seems to work fine. I've read about various 'magic pills' to improve your petrol, but remain "not convinced". BTW, I once lived in a slate quarrying town in N Wales, where an inhabitant had claimed to have invented a way of running an engine off water - but the big oil companies had persuaded him to keep it quiet. I'm not sure about that, either. - Bore Da!  

Bit like the vapour engines inventor who was found dead at the wheel in the desert?

What's 7/16 in mm again?

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