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2nd dose of Sta-bil?

My bike will be in storage for about 8 months before Iím able to start riding.

Should I treat the gas again since Iím going beyond 6 months, or is there something else I can use?

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It states it keeps fuel fresh for 24 months Ken.

You could siphon and use that gas in your rider and refill with fresh stabilized gas if you like.
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It states it keeps fuel fresh for 24 months Ken.

You could siphon and use that gas in your rider and refill with fresh stabilized gas if you like.
For some reason, I always thought it was 6. I guess I should be okay, though I will be sending in for service at some point while I’m down. I suppose I can see what the official dealer reply is.

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I always use marine Sta-bil. More expensive but lasts longer.

You already got some riding in this year didn't you?

I think you'll be fine.

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If the gas has ethanol in it I would remove the gas and refill with non ethanol gas and stabilizer.

Marine gas and air plane gas (sold at small local airports if you have one) is ethanol free. It will tell you on the pump if it's ethanol free or an ethanol blend.

The ethanol starts to break down fairly quickly in my limited experience. If you do store ethanol blended gas I believe their is a specific stabilizer for it. Real gas will last at least a year with regular stabilizer.

I bought a small hand pump with a squeeze buld that will pump out a tank in not too much time.

I try to switch over to marine gas in the fall so when I stop using my bike ( or anything seasonal) I'm ready to store it.
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You already got some riding in this year didn't you?

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Just an extended ride home from where I store it...maybe 20 miles.

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I put it in mine for when I'm not riding, but mine has only sat for 4-5 months max. Even then, I went into the garage monthly and let it run for a few minutes until it idled down. I don't know if it actually helped or not, but since I started doing that, I never had problems (like before) when riding season started and she always wanted to stall for the first several runs....

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If the gas has ethanol in it I would remove the gas and refill with non ethanol gas and stabilizer.

Marine gas and air plane gas (sold at small local airports if you have one) is ethanol free. It will tell you on the pump if it's ethanol free or an ethanol blend.

The ethanol starts to break down fairly quickly in my limited experience. If you do store ethanol blended gas I believe their is a specific stabilizer for it. Real gas will last at least a year with regular stabilizer.

I bought a small hand pump with a squeeze buld that will pump out a tank in not too much time.

I try to switch over to marine gas in the fall so when I stop using my bike ( or anything seasonal) I'm ready to store it.
In SWFL, they call the ethonal free fuel.....Recreational Fuel, and it is generally 91-93 octane.
Believe it or not, My C50 does not like that RV fuel......it prefers the normal 10% E fuel.

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The best thing to do is, fill your tank with non-oxygenated premium, add only the normal dose of stabil.
I have 3 bikes and live in Minnesota. I have lots of engines that sit longer than that, I treat all of them the same
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