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post #1 of 8 Old 11-24-2012, 08:56 PM Thread Starter
 
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When I store my bike, I'm intending to put Stabil in the system. Do I need to fill the tank to the top?
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post #2 of 8 Old 11-24-2012, 09:00 PM
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I'm not a resident expert, but am positive there will be no disagreement with my answer of absolutely yes, fill that tank right up. And I endorse Startron over Stabil. And fresh oil is also agreed upon around here as part of good winter storage. Have a good, short winter.

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Yes. It prevents/minimizes condensation within the tank.

I use Marine Stabil, it is formulated for gas containing ethanol.

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winter storage

what's WINTER STORAGE?

it's just now getting cool enough for ATGATT...

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post #6 of 8 Old 11-25-2012, 08:27 AM
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Yes

Add a few psi to the tires unless centerstand

I am a fan of fogging oil, everywhere

Don't forget at least charge the battery once in January and maybe before you start riding/

I do a cheapest oil change then again after the 1st good ride to my REAL Synthetic Blend

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4oz of Startron fuel stabilizer and a full tank of Ultra94 gas from Petro Canada.
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post #8 of 8 Old 11-25-2012, 09:23 AM Thread Starter
 
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I've wondered about fogging. Doesn't create a mess and attract dirt?
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