Gas tank full, 1/2 full, or 1/4 full


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Gas tank full, 1/2 full, or 1/4 full

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If you are going to let your GL1500 sit for a while, what are your thoughts
about the level of gas in the tank. Better to be at near full, 1/2 full or
close to empty? Or, doesn't really matter. It will have non-ethanol in it.
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Western Canada, my old Suzuki, shut it off after last
ride, always run premium, start in the spring, no fuel problem in 20 years. Sits for about 6 months.Tank is usually less than half full.
Thats me, your results may be different.
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pour in some Sta-Bil 360, fill the tank and run it back home, so the Sta-Bil360 mix gets in the carbs.

the tank needs to be full to the top of the filler neck, so condensation does not happen over the winter months.
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Read Wingadmin’s winterization instructions on this forum.
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You’ll get many responses and they’ll all be good one and what works for the responder. I will usually put half a can of Seafoam in the tank, ride it around a bit to mix it up and get it into the carbs, then fill it right to the top. I always felt, at least here in the Northeast a full tank was better to avoid condensation. When I start it up in the Spring, I’ll put two or three cans of Seafoam through the tank just to keep everything clean. Never had an issue with carbs doing it this way.
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fcanary wrote: Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:16 pm You’ll get many responses and they’ll all be good one and what works for the responder. I will usually put half a can of Seafoam in the tank, ride it around a bit to mix it up and get it into the carbs, then fill it right to the top. Never had an issue with carbs doing it this way.
No issue with carbs but your electric fuel pump is now submerged in that cocktail. From reading here and on Forums over many years folks that megadose their fuel with that brew seem to have fuel pump failures sooner rather than later. Follow manufacturers instructions on dosage. :)
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Thanks everyone. All of you have a Merry Christmas and a great 2021.
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fcanary wrote: Thu Dec 10, 2020 6:16 pm I will usually put half a can of Seafoam in the tank, ride it around a bit to mix it up and get it into the carbs, then fill it right to the top.
Half a can is waaaaay to much. Per the instructions on the can, 1 oz. per gallon for fuel stabilization. I fill the tank full also so condensation does not build up. Non Ethanol if you can get it. I do this in all my gas engines that sit and do not have any starting problems when they come out of hibernation. Just got the snowmobiles and the snow blower out yesterday after sitting for 9 months. They fired right up.


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