Originally Posted by vtbob
I've been riding motorcycles a long time. approaching 50 years. I've never used any type of fuel stabilizer.
all my bike sit at least december thru march...some longer some year maybe a bit shorter.
I just fill up the tank to limit condensation, and in the last 15 years or so put the bike on a battery tender. the bikes always start...some times need a bit or ether in the spring t make firing up easier.
It get cold here in Vermont
VT fuel must be some good stuff...........No protection.........You are one lucky guy
................fuel related problems are the largest reason for repairs in the small engine, outboard and motorcycle industry. It was that way 30 years ago........but now it is much larger problem and a cash cow for the shop
Think your ether fix is a cure for the small amount of fuel in the carb is no longer volatile. Best practice is drain the float bowl even with Stabil or other products in the tank.
1982 CX500 Turbo ,2006 ST1300, 2012 NC700X
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