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Captainkirk
Posted on Sunday, November 01, 2020 - 10:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Today is November 1st, when I look at the weather ahead and sort of make the call whether or not I'll be able to squeeze in a few last rides of the year. Since this morning early AM was also daylight savings time and we lose an hour of sunlight in the evening, the chances don't look good. I haven't done any winter prep yet like draining the carb bowl or adding Stabil to the gas, but I can see it coming very quickly. We had snow flurries last week and this morning, so I'm guessing 2020 is a wrap. I hate putting the bikes away for the season. It's always a long time until spring, and I got a lot of saddle time on the Buell this year compared to the last few.
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Williamscottrobertson
Posted on Tuesday, November 03, 2020 - 05:39 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

On the subject of fuel stabilizers...

https://youtu.be/chsGBhB5g7o
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Captainkirk
Posted on Thursday, November 05, 2020 - 10:04 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Interesting, to say the least...
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Buellbum
Posted on Saturday, November 28, 2020 - 08:15 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

shut off your petcock and run it till the float bowl empties then siphon the gas from the tank. here in Florida, Winter is riding time...
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Victory
Posted on Sunday, November 29, 2020 - 02:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I have never used in my FI bikes. 20 years.
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Upthemaiden
Posted on Monday, November 30, 2020 - 08:28 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Last ride I took a couple weeks ago I assumed was my last. I planned on putting stabil in before I went out, but I couldn't find it. Just watched the video since people keep sharing it. I've used stabil the majority of the past 20 years and never had a problem with it, but I've also never had any issues with my bike starting in spring when I don't use it. I can typically get rides in until at least November, and hope for a first ride around March, so my bike doesn't sit THAT long. Draining the tank and carb seems like on ok idea on these bikes, make sure you don't ever do it on a bike with a normal metal tank, or you'll be investing some time and money into POR-15ing your tank like I had to when I was young and didn't know any better. That didn't even take all winter to do. I had to pull and drain my tank for a repair. I had rinsed it out and set it aside and the inside was covered in rust within days.
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