Preping gas system for winter.


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Stretch56
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Preping gas system for winter.

Postby Stretch56 » Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:34 pm



1986 1200. What works best, draining everything, Stabil, or Seafoam. I have heard good thing about Seafoam but have never used it. Runs good now, don't really want carb problems next spring.



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Re: Preping gas system for winter.

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Dec 12, 2009 11:33 pm

I've NEVER had luck draining everything. I've used Sta-bil every year with no problems in everything - snowblower, lawn tractor, motorcycle. Seafoam works just as well, and seeing as I'm now out of Sta-bil and always have lots of Seafoam around, I'll likely just use that from here on in.

I am a real proponent of Seafoam, as are many others. I have cured many carb problems on many vehicles just with a good dose of it in the tank. I regularly use half a can of it in a full tank of gas every spring just to clean things out.

It's good in the oil, too - have a look a this:

Winterizing your bike

Stretch56
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Re: Preping gas system for winter.

Postby Stretch56 » Sun Dec 13, 2009 9:04 am

Thanks so much for the info, it will help me alot.


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