Originally Posted by 150ron
I tried it both ways, with leaving the carb full when i put the bike away, and also running it dry and letting it die from fuel starvation before putting it away, but mine would always start up pretty good either way, i also always kept mine on a battery tender when not in use.
But running the carb dry seems to work for a lot of people, so its a good method, i would always add a little bit of seafoam to the gas, to keep everything nice and clean and fresh.
Yeah...it is interesting. My husband's XT starts more easily with cold starts. Mine - I had to learn the hard way to run it dry or I'd start running down my battery trying to get it to kick over in the cold.
So, now we both let them run dry as a matter of habit.