Do you use sta-bil

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Quickstang86, Mar 26, 2012.

  1. Quickstang86

    Quickstang86 Member

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    I put sta-bil fuel stabilizer in the lawn mower and got to thinking should i be putting this in the harley also?
     
  2. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

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    Yes, especially in the winter when I don't ride as much. I also put Marvel Mystery Oil in periodically.
     
  3. Mongo1958

    Mongo1958 Junior Member

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    If you got it, use it.
     
  4. Harley38

    Harley38 Active Member

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    I use the Marine Sta-Bil in mine. From what I have read and understand the Marine Sta-Bil is formulated to work better in preventing condensation with the ethanol based fuels we have.
     
  5. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    SeaFoam's another great fuel additive...similar to StaBil...it prevents fuel break=down. Definitely need to use it in all gas aspirated motors...
     
  6. bcortani

    bcortani Active Member

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    definitly use Sta-Bil in the winter before hibernation, and about 1-2 doses a month. I also use MMO about every 4-5 tanks. I suspect I will be dealing with the notorious pinhole in the fuel line in the tank issue. When I get to about half tank I occassionally get that hesitation and stutter...
     
  7. SledDog

    SledDog Senior Member Staff Member Moderator

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    I use it also. There are times the bikes will "sit" during the summer months when it's 95 with 95% humidity. The stuff works very well.
     
  8. rhino 2

    rhino 2 Active Member

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    I use Sta-Bil or Star-tron on a hit and miss basics, but i ride all winter, So i don't know if it works or not but it can't hurt.:s
     
  9. Jeff Klarich

    Jeff Klarich Well-Known Member Contributor

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    +1 for seafoam, great stuff and does the same thing for the gas as Sta-bil and then some. I too run mmo about every 4th tank full.
     
  10. R_W_B

    R_W_B Senior Member

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    I have used Stabil regularly for some time and I never have any more problems with a sticking IAC pintle. However recently I bought a product by Lucas Oils that is also a stabilizer product but has a few more bells and whistles. As long as the government forces ethanol down our tanks I reccomend using a stabilizer.