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1 minute ago, The avantgardener said:

I will have some at my Mams. There was a guy round the corner from me had a Black and Yellow Kenny Roberts replica, made mine look mediocre.

Kid around the corner from me had the black and yellow with mag wheels IIRC.

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I've had a few Jap strokers; RD200, GT500. Why? Seemed like a good idea at the time. Then I discovered Laverdas and Ducatis and wondered why myself. In between the Italian stuff I indulged myself with a GS1000 engined Moto Martin and a few British bikes including a pre-unit T120, probably one of my favourites. The Moto Martin would stop at the sight of rain, and do about 100 yards on reserve. Looked good and went well if the sun was out, and you filled up at every garage. Early 80's and heading off to Wales camping

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Edward a nice quiet exhaust bet that snarled a bit

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10 hours ago, htb said:

Edward a nice quiet exhaust bet that snarled a bit

The original exhausts were expensive when replacement was needed. The 3 into 1 was cheaper. There was a baffle which bolted into the end. However, it drastically affected the performance for the worst. Without it, it ran just great. You did get 5 minutes prior notice of my arrival. I used to put the baffle in for the MOT.

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Back on topic.... 

 

I was chatting to a dealer locally about Aspen/2 stroke/Motomix etc. He can do me a 55l drum of Stihl Motomix for £150+vat which seems very reasonable to me. So I might be migrating back from 2 stroke, but just not to Aspen! 

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On 12/08/2019 at 17:34, Aspen@AAOIL said:

Great to see so many good posts in this thread, i hope it encourages some of the people who are still sitting on the fence to go out and give Aspen a try.

 

Regular petrol really is nasty stuff ☠️💀 and the UK Arb/forestry industry hasn't done enough to educate workers about this up to now. Luckily more and more businesses are seeing the benefits and making the switch. 

 

I have a meeting with the treasury at the end of this month with the aim of reducing/removing the road fuel duty on Aspen fuel, there are some great quotes i will likely use from posts within this thread in my presentation! fingers crossed!

 

 

 

 

Please keep us up to date on this

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12 hours ago, IronMike said:

Back on topic.... 

 

I was chatting to a dealer locally about Aspen/2 stroke/Motomix etc. He can do me a 55l drum of Stihl Motomix for £150+vat which seems very reasonable to me. So I might be migrating back from 2 stroke, but just not to Aspen! 

I am still a little confused as to what Motomix actually is. The UK Stihl website is vague and only describes it as an ethanol free unleaded petrol that is premixed and will stay fresh for 5 years.

 

Thats fair enough, but nowhere does it mention that the fuel is an alkylate (except on the Californian spec), and if this is so then the fuel still contains solvents, benzene and sulphur, as well as many other nasty chemicals. The UK still site does say that Motomix varies according to the market country.

 

If this is true Motomix is every bit as bad for health as standard petrol, and also massively overpriced.

 

Can anybody enlighten me on what Motomix really is?

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Among other things, it's sold by Stihl and recommended for Stihl machines by Stihl.

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43 minutes ago, GardenKit said:

I am still a little confused as to what Motomix actually is. The UK Stihl website is vague and only describes it as an ethanol free unleaded petrol that is premixed and will stay fresh for 5 years.

 

Thats fair enough, but nowhere does it mention that the fuel is an alkylate (except on the Californian spec), and if this is so then the fuel still contains solvents, benzene and sulphur, as well as many other nasty chemicals. The UK still site does say that Motomix varies according to the market country.

 

If this is true Motomix is every bit as bad for health as standard petrol, and also massively overpriced.

 

Can anybody enlighten me on what Motomix really is?

The safety data sheets look similar, with Aspen 2 showing Benzene level lower than 0,1 % and MotoMix showing Benzene < 0.05 percentage by volume, pump fuel would be much higher wouldn't it? MotoMix is mostly "Naphtha (petroleum), full-range alkylate,butane-contg." and Aspen "Naphtha (petroleum), full-range alkylate, butane-contg" which looks the same to me?

 

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Its all very well paying over the odds for fuel marketed as producing less toxic fumes, but if the operatives other lifestyle choices put them in geat danger - what's the point? I mean things like: too much sugar, 170mph , unprotected sex with strangers, or even visting a relative in a country with an ebola outbreak

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