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wyomex 24 Sep 2005 02:45

dirty gas in Mexico. whats the story?
first trip to mexico planned. i will be riding a k75s. i have heard i need to carry a fuel additive. any help is appreciated..

Riq 24 Sep 2005 03:34

I have never had a problem with gas in mexico or anywhere else in central america. This is not to say that it can't happen in mexico anymore than in a lot of small remote locations in north america.

Then again I drive a triumph perhaps its not so picky about its fuel. LOL

Have fun

davidmc 24 Sep 2005 17:46

I rode a K75s down to Baja a couple of years ago and never had a single problem with the gas, even when getting gas from drums on the side of the road. I think the problems with Mexican fuel are much exaggerated.

Have a great trip!


wyomex 25 Sep 2005 05:52

i really appreciate the feedback..seems like when i knock on the doors they all swing wide open.. thanks guys..
bob erickson

BMBaxter 25 Sep 2005 07:31

I always carry a spare $3.00 fuel filter,in my repair kit.My experience has been good with Mexican gas,with the exception of water,and grit in the fuel.This was only a problem in very remote areas with the gas stored in metal drums, or glass bottles.Otherwise the gas is fine south of the border.

gyuris 20 Oct 2005 08:08

No problems at any of the PEMEX gas stations. They have pretty good quality control.

With the K75 most likely you won't be off-roading it to remote places where you have to fill up from gas drums.

A lot of people say all kinds of bad things about Mexico, and they have never been there.

Sjoerd Bakker 31 Oct 2005 01:30

Dirty gas in Mexico is a myth started years ago probably by people driving old cars into the country and having their fuel systems plugged up when all their imported sediments got sloshed around and into suspension by the constant crossing of topes ( speed bumps) In scores of trips to every corner of Mexico and Central America these last 26 years on five different bikes, none equiped with an extra fuel filter ,I have never had had any problem, even buying gas from jugs at private vendors. On one of the few trips there in a 13 year old car the filter plugged up , but having it replaced at a garage was fast and cheap. It was old rust from years of use, not Mexican origin.As anywhere, cleanliness while fueling up is important .

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