Quick Winterising Question

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Quick Winterising Question

Post by canoodle » Thu Nov 12, 2015 12:20 am

Just put my bike away for the Winter-did most of the steps called for in the "how to" section on this forum. One thing I'm a bit worried about- put Seafoam and marine stabil in tank and then put petcock in "off" position and ran bike until it died. Is this ok or does one have to leave some gas in the carbs ?

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Re: Quick Winterising Question

Post by tfdeputydawg » Thu Nov 12, 2015 1:52 am

I use seafoam and I run the bike long enough to make sure the mix is completely through the system. I did not drain when I had bikes with carbs.

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Re: Quick Winterising Question

Post by WingAdmin » Thu Nov 12, 2015 10:41 am

That's fine, it will have emptied the float chambers. This gas will evaporate over the winter anyway, leaving behind a slight deposit, so you're actually a bit ahead by emptying them this way.

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