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Old 05 May 2016, 06:35 pm
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12 months then my daughter gets her in the spring. .
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new semi-synth oil-- full tank of 94 octane and tires up to 50psi
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Anyone think I should run it once in a while ? or just trickle charge the battery and call it a year ?.
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Thing is I'll likely have to move it once in a while anyway to access that portion of the garage.
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Old 05 May 2016, 07:45 pm
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Gas doesn't last a year these days. I'd go for some Stabil or the like.
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Old 06 May 2016, 05:03 am
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Yes thanks, I meant to say I'll be stabilizing .
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Its better not to have fuel in the tank. Most of the fuel additives to prolong the fuels in a tank do not work well with the gas that is sold in the US these days.
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Gas in my project is 4 years old. Still fires right up. Dose smell funky. Good for the belt to run it some.
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Old 06 May 2016, 09:11 am
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Its better not to have fuel in the tank. Most of the fuel additives to prolong the fuels in a tank do not work well with the gas that is sold in the US these days.
Yeah. The old rule used to be to fill cars up so that there was no room in the tank for condensation. Not any more. It is especially bad for bikes, since people generally don't ride them over the winter. Have to drain the tank and the float bowls and blow out the lines. Ugh.
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Everything I've read says it's better to drive it once in a while (monthly?).
Get it up to operating temperature is the recommendation, and driving it is better than just running the engine.
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Yeah. The old rule used to be to fill cars up so that there was no room in the tank for condensation. Not any more. It is especially bad for bikes, since people generally don't ride them over the winter. Have to drain the tank and the float bowls and blow out the lines. Ugh.
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Gas in my project is 4 years old. Still fires right up. Dose smell funky. Good for the belt to run it some.
ok... I will have you set up for a fuel injection system cleaning at your earliest convenience.

Oh and I keep spare PT fuel pumps on hand.

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Everything I've read says it's better to drive it once in a while (monthly?).
Get it up to operating temperature is the recommendation, and driving it is better than just running the engine.
^^ This is the best unless you are going to do a careful and thought out storage plan for the vehicle for long term storage.
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Ya and dont forget the batteries
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^^ This is the best unless you are going to do a careful and thought out storage plan for the vehicle for long term storage.
I agree. The trouble with driving them monthly is that means that you have to keep them registered and insured. I used to have the 'cuda from Easter to Thanksgiving and a 4x4 Ramcharger from Thanksgiving to Easter. I would just go to DMV and swap plates and insurance. Otherwise, you are paying double and in NY that is a decent chunk of change. Eventually, I got classic insurance and historic plates and kept them year round, but before that, the savings was fairly significant.
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Its better not to have fuel in the tank. Most of the fuel additives to prolong the fuels in a tank do not work well with the gas that is sold in the US these days.
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Nah, no worries this is good pure fine Canadian gasoline truly free of the insidious chunks of particulates more common down there in Trumpville.
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