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post #1 of 3 Old 11-18-2008, 10:09 PM Thread Starter
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My bike is in storage in San Antonio, and i am in Little Rock Arkansas till the end of February. I had intended to fly down to SA and ride the bike back up mid October. It looks I won't be able to make that trip. So its not winterized, its just sitting in storage, on the side stand with a full tank of gas.

How bad is this gonna be when I try to start it on Feb 27th after not running since Oct 1st.
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post #2 of 3 Old 11-19-2008, 05:25 AM
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Not bad, but if at all possible, I'd have someone toss some Stabil or Sea Foam in the tank and run it to get that gas into the carb.. And, since the engine would be warm, change the oil..
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post #3 of 3 Old 11-19-2008, 10:55 AM
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Agree you should be OK, but if you could get some Stabil into the system that would make sure. Oil change would be good, but that's only five months so oil should be no problem since you won't be experiencing big temperature differentials during the winter in SAT.

Since the gas tank is full, you shouldn't have a lot of condensation to worry about but with the quality of today's gas, and maybe some ethanol included, varnish/gum could be an issue. If you have the time and place, I'd sugggest draining the old gas and replace with fresh plus Seafoam, Berrymans or Techron when you take it out of storage. Use the old gas in your car or truck a couple of gallons at a time when you fill up. Who knows what that gas will be worth in February.
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