Re: Fuel Stabilizer?
if used per directions on the bottle, it wouldn't be a bad idea to use all the time. Especially if the bike will sit awhile. Also keep the tank full. If you have ethanol in your pump gas, this is even more important.
Every motorcycle winterization check list you read will tell you to fill your tank and add fuel stabilizer and I'll be the first to admit that I follow those instruction on most of my vehicles. The truth is that this is completely false if your were to leave your bike sit for more than three months.
The amount of condensation that could occur in such a small tank would be virtually nothing compared to the amount ethanol separation after the 3 month mark even if taken the most extreme example. Assuming you take a 4 gallon and ride it to almost empty on a very cold day with 100% humidity, park it in your heated garage, and open the fuel cap to check the fuel level, then close it and store it for winter. The total amount of condensation wouldn't equal 0.02 ounces. The amount of ethanol separation would far exceed that on a full 4 gallon tank after 3 months.
So what's the best way? Ideally, store your tank almost empty then add fresh gasoline before your first ride. This of course is only ideal if you plan on actually storing the bike and not starting it over the winter.
I have all the actual mathematical calculations done for supercharged racing engines on jet skis stored from November to March, but the premise is still the same.
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