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do older bikes need lead additives in the fuel?

Discussion in 'Bling and Appearance' started by furrycreature, Aug 23, 2006.

  1. bought a 1983 VT250F yesterday and was wondering if it needs lead additives in the fuel. im very new to all of this

  2. I don't think you have to worry mate.
    I've got a '77 Z650 that I run on plain vanilla unleaded from any servo.
    The mechanic that I spoke with about it said that it should be fine, but if I was worried about it I could add some of that 'valve saver fluid' stuff (about $2 from the servo). I've used it once and didn't notice any difference at all.

    Hope this helps :grin:
  3. Japanese bikes have bene built to run on unleaded fuel since year dot. Aluminium heads have hardened valve seats, so no need for upper cylinder additives.

    Regards, Andrew.
  4. thanx my mums being a pain in the arse and trying to put me off getting a motorbike. oops too late