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Offline Winger

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Fuel Stabiliser
on: December 29, 2020, 12:18:19 PM
With all the current Covid scht that is going on and currently got 3” of snow on the drive and see little use for all things motorcycle for some time anyone have any experience of fuel stabiliser...even in the mower  :001:

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Re: Fuel Stabiliser
Reply #1 on: December 29, 2020, 01:45:17 PM
Nope the fuel is not in the tank for long enough :008:

After over thirty + years behind the bars, there's still lots to do and see.

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Re: Fuel Stabiliser
Reply #2 on: December 29, 2020, 04:25:54 PM
With 3’ of snow in my back garden, not all that keen to ride my mountain bike never mind the X/R or anything else for that matter.

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Re: Fuel Stabiliser
Reply #3 on: December 29, 2020, 04:33:03 PM
Over here in the East Mids we had 5 cm's for all of two hours  :021:
The sun came out but OMG it's cold, the sun should be out Saturday\ Sunday should get out for an hour just to start 2010 off  :046:

After over thirty + years behind the bars, there's still lots to do and see.

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Re: Fuel Stabiliser
Reply #4 on: December 29, 2020, 07:19:50 PM
Used to use it on carb bikes where stale fuel used to play havoc with floats and needles but on more modern fuel injected ones I just fill to the brim with premium grade fuel when not using for a while and have had no problems. Filling to the brim reduces risk of condensation in the tank and therefore contamination.

Actually do the same with the mower which has a carburettor and it starts first pull after standing for several months!

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Re: Fuel Stabiliser
Reply #5 on: December 29, 2020, 09:02:23 PM
A good comparison and review of fuel stabilizers:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chsGBhB5g7o

Where I live, I am lucky enough to ride year round, so I have no need for stabilizer.
Last Edit: December 29, 2020, 09:12:23 PM by LeftCoastKen

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Re: Fuel Stabiliser
Reply #6 on: December 29, 2020, 09:42:46 PM
Thanks for that not sure I was supposed to enjoy it but I did  :001:, at least I backed one of the two front runners, as to whether I use it or not remains to be seen, but with 6 bikes in the garage no matter what the climate I can’t ride e’m, so 3 are front line and the others are family furniture  :001:

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Re: Fuel Stabiliser
Reply #7 on: December 31, 2020, 03:01:41 AM
I've used stabil https://www.sta-bil.com.au/ for the last 20 yrs in my mowers and boats, not in the bike tho as we can ride all year round  :001: never had a problem unless I forgot to dose the tank.
Last Edit: December 31, 2020, 03:03:02 AM by OW31

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Re: Fuel Stabiliser
Reply #8 on: December 31, 2020, 12:07:41 PM
I have a pair of old carbed T3 Triumphs so went to Halfords to get some fuel stabiliser as they are really prone to gumming up if unused. The two “young” guys in Halfords just said “never heard of it”  :006:

An age thing I guess?

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Re: Fuel Stabiliser
Reply #9 on: April 27, 2021, 01:22:21 AM
I always put stabilizer in gas I take home for various engines. That way, all my home based engines always have stabilized fuel between uses and between seasons. As long as I've done this, I've never had an engine not start. I haven't had to use stabilizer in my bikes because I ride year round, but I wouldn't hesitate to use it if I had to store a bike for more than a few weeks.