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Old Nov 27th, 2010, 09:48 AM     #1
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Gas Stabilizer

As the temperatures get colder, I am getting ready to winterize my ride. I have a question in regards to using gas stabilizer. If I put the stabilizer in the tank (full tank of gas) and get a warm day during the winter, I know I can go out. But if I add more stabilizer (and gas based on milage), how long can I run with the stabilizer in kmy tank? Will prolonged riding cause a problem.

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Old Nov 27th, 2010, 10:07 AM     #2
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Re: Gas Stabilizer

Stabilizer if used per instructions with regard to the amount of fuel in tank will not harm or cause any problem. I use Stabil and if I ride while Stabil in tank when done riding refill tank and add proper amount of Stabil vs amount of gas to fill tank.
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Old Nov 27th, 2010, 11:01 AM     #3
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Re: Gas Stabilizer

I'd go with dbmg. I put stabil in my Dodge Intrepid and left it for a year,started right up and ran fine!
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Old Nov 27th, 2010, 11:43 AM     #4
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Re: Gas Stabilizer

Stabil is a well received gas treatment commonly used for winterizing gasoline in vehicles...
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Old Nov 27th, 2010, 01:30 PM     #5
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Re: Gas Stabilizer

We can never quite tell when its time to put the bikes away for the winter so we have always started treating the gas in mid October and usually end up running through couple of tanks before we finally have to store the bikes. We just keep filling up after each ride and add the correct amount. Never had a problem.
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Old Nov 27th, 2010, 01:35 PM     #6
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Re: Gas Stabilizer

what are your opinions on using Sea Foam as a stabilizer instead of Stabil?
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Old Nov 27th, 2010, 01:35 PM     #7
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Re: Gas Stabilizer

Quote: Originally Posted by dbinbc View Post
We can never quite tell when its time to put the bikes away for the winter so we have always started treating the gas in mid October and usually end up running through couple of tanks before we finally have to store the bikes. We just keep filling up after each ride and add the correct amount. Never had a problem.
I do the same thing, but I use SeaFoam rather than Stabil. Also, before every oil change I run a tank treated with SeaFoam through the bike.

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Old Nov 28th, 2010, 10:21 PM     #8
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Re: Gas Stabilizer

Thanks for the info. Thought I would be safe, but wanted to check with the group.
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Old Nov 29th, 2010, 06:17 AM     #9
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Re: Gas Stabilizer

I use Seafoam in the summer as a preventative & Stabil during winter storage. If you read the Stabil label - mix can be doubled for extended storage so adding during short rides isn't going to harm anything. No need to worry...
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Old Dec 1st, 2010, 09:23 AM     #10
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Re: Gas Stabilizer

Hey RogerOT, what's the reasoning behind a treated tank of gas prior to oil change ?
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