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

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

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+1. If in doubt, empty the tank.
 

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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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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
And have Zero problems.
 

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more Sta-bil doesn't extend the service life of the gas in the tank ...

I picked up my 2016 today from the garage which has had 2 doses of Sta-bil in the tank since I couldn't really remember if I had some in it already or not.

Now, after 8 months of sitting, the fuel pump had some priming issues.

First turn of the key the fuel pump primed less than a second, the FI light started blinking and F1 or FI was displayed.

After cycling the ignition 4 or 5 times the pump started priming fine as usual.

Was it the double dose of stabil or the gas or simply none of these two factors at all - I don't know.

First 60 miles done - bike runs as good as the day I parked it in the garage - even with the 8 month old fuel (which was premium fuel.)
 

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better solution to the question...leave the bmw at my house...I will ride it daily...and promise to keep fresh gas in the tank at all times...can't guarantee the mileage won't be in the 6 digits when you come back to take it home tho….just another option Snake...hope the recovery is going well.
 
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