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I have always turned the gas petcock off and ran the motor until it quit. Now I am having second thoughts on this,does anybody have any insight on if this hurts the motor. 😢

Doing this does causes the motor to run lean for a short time-right and right before all the gas is ran out the motor is running really lean-right?😢

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How come you do that? I turn off the gas for the trailer rides to keep gas from shaking out of the drain line, but I hadn't heard of emptying the bowl after every ride. The only time I drain the bowl is if the gas has been sitting for a couple of weeks, and I drain the tank and float bowl to put in fresh gas.

BTW, I doubt that running the bike dry hurts the engine. Damage from running lean is thermal, so a really brief lean condition shouldn't hurt anything. How long does it run with the petcock off anyway? 😢

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it will run for probably around a minute.this is something i have always done -i think i picked it up from my father.the idea is to run the gas out of the carb so there is no setiment accumulation. 😢

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I empty my float bowl after a weekend of riding - I do not like leaving U4 in the carb all week long - it will leave vapor sediment in the top of the carb but so will pump gas if it is left for extended periods of time.

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WON'T HURT ANYTHING TO RUN IT DRY AND IS ACCUALLY RECOMMENDED IF STORING FOR A PERIOD OF TIME LONGER THAN A MONTH. PILOT JETS HAVE MINUTE HOLES IN THEM THAT CAN BE EASY TO CLOG WITH SEDIMENT, BUT YOU COULD JUST DRAIN THE FLOAT BOWL TOO. I HAVE FOUND THAT THE VAPORS FROM ULTIMATE 4 MAKES THE BIKE HARD TO START IF THE FUEL IN THE FLOAT BOWL IS A COUPLE DAYS OLD, I USUALLY HAVE TO DRAIN IT.

CHEERS

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