Fuel stabilizer

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Fuel stabilizer

Postby windy » Wed Jan 13, 2016 10:36 am

I've talked with quite a few riding buddies about fuel stabilizer and have gotten as many recomendations as warnings . In the past I've ridden year 'round , but I'm going to undergo total shoulder surgery and I'll be off the riding list for up to six months . I use non ethanol fuel , but I think a fuel stabilizer is in order . Any help from riders up north would be welcome.

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Re: Fuel stabilizer

Postby lcarlson » Wed Jan 13, 2016 4:20 pm

I used Stabil for years since it's available at any hardware store. It worked well but I now use Startron, which uses a different technology (enzyme) and claims to work twice as long.
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Re: Fuel stabilizer

Postby Buckster » Thu Jan 14, 2016 7:10 am

I also use Startron and Seafoam.
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Re: Fuel stabilizer

Postby AZBMWRIDER » Thu Jan 14, 2016 1:11 pm

With the fuel we have today, I drain the fuel out of any vehicle that sits for 6 months or more .
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Re: Fuel stabilizer

Postby Biff's R » Mon Jan 18, 2016 8:00 am

Do you have a trusted friend close by, who could take the bike out for a ride every 6 weeks or so? I have used both Stabile and Seafoam
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Re: Fuel stabilizer

Postby Darius » Tue Jan 19, 2016 1:49 pm

I've used Stabil every winter for 10 years. Fresh fuel > Stabil > 20 - 30 mile ride to push it through the injectors. I have heard good things about Seafoam. A good friend who is a BMW bike tech and the folks at the shop where my car is worked on recommend against draining the fuel because the lines deteriorate faster.

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Re: Fuel stabilizer

Postby skylarmav1 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 11:34 pm

I put Seafoam in every 3-4 tankfulls and use MARINE grade Stabil during winter. It has worked very well so far.

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Re: Fuel stabilizer

Postby windy » Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:56 am

My BMW dealer recomends K100 fuel stabilizer. I went to there web site (K100) and watched some videos and I am impressed. That's what I'm going to use . Thanks for y'alls input.


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