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Old 7th October 2013, 11:07   #1
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First off, there's a thread in the Indian Car Scene section on the same topic but none for motorbikes. I've recently had a good experience with petrol additives and I thought it would be a good idea to share my experience here.

I have a Yamaha FZ16 which has run about 32k. Lately I had problems with low end response being quite dull and jerky making driving in stop and go traffic a problem. The only solution to this, I thought would be to clean the carburettor. I was apprehensive as I'm not confident or happy about the skill levels or the service quality of Yamaha ASC or local mechanics.

At an IOC petrol bunk one day, I noticed the Servo Adon P additive. It costs Rs. 24 for 20 ml. Having little to lose, I bought it and tried it. The recommended dosage is 1 ml/litre of petrol but I used double that dosage for the first tankfull of fuel. Within 200 km I noticed a difference - the bike had started to respond better at low speeds and most of the jerkiness was gone! Hurray! What a great deal for just Rs. 24!

I'm still using Adon P as a form of preventive maintenance but at the normal recommended dosage. The additive comes in a small dosing container graduated up to 2 ml.

Some research told me that it's actually a product of Total, France and it's imported and packed by another company called Neo Petcon.

http://www.neopetconindia.com/pro_ServoAddonP.html
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Hi! Motard, Thanks fpr the information
I have a FZ16, 2008 model that has done just 10,800kms.
The pick-up is poor and it dosen't go beyong 95kmph.
Changing from 2nd to 3rd at low speeds, i have experienced engine stalling. Will start adding the Adon P and report results.

Have you done any mods on the FZ?
I feel a good exhaust system will improve driveability at lower rpms as the stock short exhaust is restrictive.
Bajaj sells an awesome exhaust for the 200NS. Can anyone share experiences on usage and costing.
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Some related threads:

1 (Motorcycle Engine Oil Article. Must read!)

2 (The Best 4T Oil)

3 (Fuel additives and octane boosters....do they really work?)

4 (Fuel Additive)
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Hi! Motard, Thanks fpr the information
I have a FZ16, 2008 model that has done just 10,800kms.
The pick-up is poor and it dosen't go beyong 95kmph.
Changing from 2nd to 3rd at low speeds, i have experienced engine stalling. Will start adding the Adon P and report results.

Have you done any mods on the FZ?
I feel a good exhaust system will improve driveability at lower rpms as the stock short exhaust is restrictive.
Bajaj sells an awesome exhaust for the 200NS. Can anyone share experiences on usage and costing.
GTO,
thanks for the added info. I hope that other readers will also go through them.

gtxmdpg,
my FZ is absolutely standard engine-wise. The only mods I have are a Philips Extreme Vision bulb and a pair of Roots horns.

For your bike, do try Adon P but if you continue having problems you might want to have the secondary air induction system checked. If it is malfunctioning, it leads to poor performance. This is assuming the periodic maintenance parts (filters, etc.) of your bike are in good shape.
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I have been using 3M Petrol tank additive on my Duke and it does feel a lot smoother

The details of it are HERE

I put one little bottle of it (forgot the ML) into a full tank load of petrol (this is what is recommended at the service station).
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I put one little bottle of it (forgot the ML) into a full tank load of petrol (this is what is recommended at the service station).
It is mentioned on the product page:
  • Pour full contents into 25 to 40 litres petrol
I am sure duke doesn't have 25L tank! So excess is wasted or what?
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It is mentioned on the product page:
  • Pour full contents into 25 to 40 litres petrol
I am sure duke doesn't have 25L tank! So excess is wasted or what?
Lol.. sorry!! I should've mentioned earlier. The one's that come for two wheelers are smaller bottles IMHO.

They recommend 1 little bottle for every 5 liters of petrol. so the actual recommendation is 2 bottles per tank ful. But I was using 1 bottle only.

I can get you the exact quantity of the contents, probably tomorrow.
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At an IOC petrol bunk one day, I noticed the Servo Adon P additive.
Thanks for the information. Can you please share the address of the petrol bunk you got this product. I searched in couple of bunks and they are not aware of it.

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Thanks for the information. Can you please share the address of the petrol bunk you got this product. I searched in couple of bunks and they are not aware of it.

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I've found it in the petrol bunk next to the Forum mall on Bangalore dairy road and also the bunk opposite Madhavan park. I'm sure many IOC bunks stock it.

It is supposed to be available in 100 ml bottles too. Do let us know if you find it somewhere. The 20 ml bottle is too inconvenient for cars as you would generally need more than one bottle for a full tank.
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I have been using 3M Petrol tank additive on my Duke and it does feel a lot smoother.
Where did you get this additive from?
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I found one STP Petrol Injector Cleaner online. Seems to be widely available through various sellers and a quick search reveals some satisfied reviews as well. Anyone had experience of using this?

I am thinking of using it for RC390. If it really works, may as well use for other cars at home
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Where did you get this additive from?
now this should be available at any of the exclusive 3M stores. or even on JC road. I got this from Auto Service Banashankari.
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now this should be available at any of the exclusive 3M stores. or even on JC road. I got this from Auto Service Banashankari.
By exclusive 3M stores, you mean the 3M Car Care? Or are there places that stock 3M products exclusively?

I've been looking to buy a lot of 3M products that aren't available online, but have never been able to find a 3M store.

Are you still using the additive?
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By exclusive 3M stores, you mean the 3M Car Care? Or are there places that stock 3M products exclusively?

I've been looking to buy a lot of 3M products that aren't available online, but have never been able to find a 3M store.

Are you still using the additive?
Not anymore sir. Duke has now become the daily chore bike now :-(

As far as 3M stores are concerned. there is one at UB City, then HSR layout, then one at JP nagar. and many more i am sure.
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Not anymore sir. Duke has now become the daily chore bike now :-(

As far as 3M stores are concerned. there is one at UB City, then HSR layout, then one at JP nagar. and many more i am sure.
I am no Sir, Shubz sir. I am a mere 23 years old.

As for the 3M store, is this the one?

3M India Limited
Automotive Aftermarket Division,
Concorde Block, UB City
24, Vittal Mallya Road
Bangalore-560 001
India.
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