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The main point I got from this was don't let ethanol fuel sit for over a year in your carbs. Keep the gas moving!

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My rule is double up on stablizer and never store more than six months. The only time I have had issues is when water got in tanks of small power equipment during pressure washing. I had to drain, and wipe up/dry the entire fuel systems to repair. My lawn mower and tiller.

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Don't live any place where you can't ride for 12 months out of the year...

Seems like yet another stupid click bait youboob video...

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12 hours ago, DentonC said:

The main point I got from this was don't let ethanol fuel sit for over a year in your carbs. Keep the gas moving!

Good excuse for the wife.

"But its our birthday!"

Sorry hun, i need to keep the gas moving

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I've posted this elsewhere, but worth another look.  I was working on an XR400 that sat for a couple years.  Pulled the plug in the bottom of the carb, here's what I got.

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I saw a show years ago on Oregon Outdoors about E fuel in marine aplications and degrading the inside of fuel lines if left in untreated over the winter.

IMO if you leave any gas in the tank/carb for an extended periods of time you should treat it with stabilizer.

 

 

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Don't live any place where you can't ride for 12 months out of the year...
Seems like yet another stupid click bait youboob video...


This guy does pretty good videos.
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Long story short, I got laid up from a few surgeries for 8 months or so. By the time I got to give attention to the bike the carb float kept getting stuck open. I'd clean it and it would happen again. Pulled the fuel petcock/filter out of the tank to find this. Literally ate it in half. 

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On 10/22/2019 at 8:36 AM, braindead0 said:

Don't live any place where you can't ride for 12 months out of the year...

Seems like yet another stupid click bait youboob video...

I'm in CANADA I ride Dirt , Street bikes and ATV from april to december then Snowmobile in the winter best of both worlds, we store sleds in summer and bikes in winter ! Check out my videos " CAPTLIEPS " on YOUTUBE !

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Dear VP, Sunoco, etc.:

Please produce an ethanol-free, relatively high octane (95+), chemically stable, off-highway fuel similar to VP 110, Sunoco Standard, etc., but more affordable.

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22 minutes ago, 2strokeYardSale said:

Dear VP, Sunoco, etc.:

Please produce an ethanol-free, relatively high octane (95+), chemically stable, off-highway fuel similar to VP 110, Sunoco Standard, etc., but more affordable.

^^ Wouldn't that be nice! :applause:

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Our local gas bar high test 91 octane says ethanol free on pump, good enough for me . Or we go across river to the USA and go to HOLIDAY gas station and pick up ethanol free 91 which cost way less than Canadian gas . I store by putting stabilizer in gas tank then run motor,siphon out as much gas as I can and drain carburetors. Also notice that mixed gas (2 stroke) holds up better.

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Ha, and I go all the way over the other side of town specifically just to get E85😆

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10 hours ago, uniflow said:

Ha, and I go all the way over the other side of town specifically just to get E85😆

I haven't seen E85 around here in at least 13 years.... Not gonna happen. Not worth it, if you're doing distance.

Get a 685 and tell us all about it....

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A 685? I'm assuming a large gready engine of some sort. 

Maico?

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12 hours ago, CAPT ED said:

Our local gas bar high test 91 octane says ethanol free on pump, good enough for me . Or we go across river to the USA and go to HOLIDAY gas station and pick up ethanol free 91 which cost way less than Canadian gas . I store by putting stabilizer in gas tank then run motor,siphon out as much gas as I can and drain carburetors. Also notice that mixed gas (2 stroke) holds up better.

Carburetors? What are they?

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8 hours ago, uniflow said:

Carburetors? What are they?

They are fuel toilets

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On 10/23/2019 at 8:58 AM, 2strokeYardSale said:

Dear VP, Sunoco, etc.:

Please produce an ethanol-free, relatively high octane (95+), chemically stable, off-highway fuel similar to VP 110, Sunoco Standard, etc., but more affordable.

 

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