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fuel stabilzer and then drain carbs?

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During the summer I drain my carb bowls during rides to prevent varnish, but when I store for the winter, and have mixed in fuel stabilizer and run the bike so the lines and bowl are full of the mix should I still drain the bowls? Some say no, the Stabil will prevent the varnish, others say yes. Those that say no say that I could dry out some seals and have a leak issue after the winter. Any opinions?

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How about just draining the carb period?

An empty carb can't collect varnish can it?

Personally I haven't seen fuel turn into gummy varnish until it sits for years! I don't think 6 months of fuel in the bowl would have any adverse effects.

If anyone has any factual evidence that it does, post it!

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I just go out and start my bikes and quads at least once a week. Let them run for a bit to warm up, wick the throttle a couple of times, never had a problem, and I have never used stabilizer.

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ive had two yfz450 (four wheelers) and didn't know to drain them in the winter. both had problems with the float valve guming up with varnish. they're were stored in my basement, i wonder if the room temperature causes the varnish to gum (or harden). i drain um now, fo sho

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