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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-09-2006, 11:28 AM Thread Starter
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A friendly reminder

Don't forget to change your water over to coolant for the winter. And don't forget to put stable in your gas tank. Fill the tank all the way to the top, ad gas stabilizer, take for short ride to get stable in carbs. A couple quick things to save you some big head aches and big money. I see snow in the forecast for this week. DAMN IT!!! Summer is over.

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Yup. I changed the coolant to antifreeze on Sunday in the race bike. Still need to add sta-bil to the tank and change the oil.

And I'm taking the GTP in for some work, the 'slightly loud' exhaust sound is now 'noticeable' and shakes the driver's seat under acceleration. It will be interesting to see what ELSE they find under there when they put it on the lift. The Mazda sucks in the snow (so I've heard, never done it). The Grand Prix is pretty good in the snow. It's fairly heavy, front wheel drive, with a smooth V6 powerband. Even with shit tires it's not bad, but these are brand new tires so it should be great.

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All this assumes that you won't be riding this winter...What about Toys for Tots? And I'm gonna be out there when we get an unseasonably warm day! In that case, would I (read: Grasshopper) have to do this to my bike?

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Could you show me where to put coolant in my bike because I want to be cooler?

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All this assumes that you won't be riding this winter...What about Toys for Tots? And I'm gonna be out there when we get an unseasonably warm day! In that case, would I (read: Grasshopper) have to do this to my bike?


Yes...... StaBil is always a good idea.


If you ride the bike infrequently for the next Months, just carry a small
amount of StaBil with you for fill-ups. Keeps the bike safe and doesn't
hurt anything if you ride the bike with Sta-Bil ized gas in it.

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I call BS on StaBil. Never used it in anything, had cars sit over the winter and never had a problem as long as the tank is full.

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I call BS on StaBil. Never used it in anything, had cars sit over the winter and never had a problem as long as the tank is full.


Ever own bikes with Carbs ?


StaBil might just prevent that carb remove and clean in the springtime.

With FI bikes it doesn't seem to be as big a deal.


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I should have made that disclaimer. Never owned anything with a carb except the mini bike.

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I should have made that disclaimer. Never owned anything with a carb except the mini bike.



Might I reccomed a product for your minibike taht will eliminate the need
for those pesky spring carb rebuilds ????



Sta-Bil ! http://www.sta-bil.com/

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i have carbs on my SV. I fill the tank, never had a problem come spring time. starts right up

im not denouncing stabil, just saying fill the tank and you will probably be fine

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Yeah you could, but I recomend you send your thoughts to the asshole that stole it a week ago.

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Might I reccomed a product for your minibike taht will eliminate the need
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Sta-Bil ! http://www.sta-bil.com/

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Gas starts turning to shit in 30 to 40 days. Stabil slows that process and it doesn't hurt anything.

After this weekend all the bikes in the garage will be prepped for winter. If we decide to go for a ride on those nice days thats fine. It won't hurt to ride the bike with stabil in the gas.

You guys that don't put it in your gas tanks obviously haven't cleaned too many carbs in your lifetime and seen what gas turns to and how it clogs everything up.

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I have always winterized my bike and stored it. But if one doesn't want to store it for winter and may take it out once in a while when it's not too cold or icy out how often should one run their bike? If you use it 1 or 2 times per month is that enough to keep from winterizing it. Just tossing around the idea if I should ride or store this winter. Have full ocverage all year, it was only a few bucks more.

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If you think its going to sit for over a month, it's simple preventive maintenance to fill the tank, add stabil, and take it for a short ride to get the stabil in the carbs. Simple, cheep peace of mind. It's not rocket science.

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If you think its going to sit for over a month, it's simple preventive maintenance to fill the tank, add stabil, and take it for a short ride to get the stabil in the carbs. Simple, cheep peace of mind. It's not rocket science.
Thanks, I was more concerned about the oil. When ever I store I put new oil in. But if I use it once or twice a month is new oil needed?

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Thanks, I was more concerned about the oil. When ever I store I put new oil in. But if I use it once or twice a month is new oil needed?
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I don't really understand that. Why would oil go bad sitting in your motor? Oil doesn't turn to shit like gasoline does from sitting. Gasoline turns to gook from sitting.

If you do start your bike up in the dead of winter make sure you let it warm up completely. Take it for a ride or let it run for at least 15 minutes. Keep a battery tender trickle charging the battery.

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Oil will eventually turn to shit just like gas. Over the winter water will condense amongst the oil. combine the water with other cumbustion bi-products in used oil and you get sludge.

just like the stabil, it's cheap insurance to do an oil change.
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Does 100 octane race gas go bad? Trying to figure out if I should put sta-bil in the gas I have left for the CR. I don't mix in the oil until I get ready to put it in.

I'll probably add sta-bil to the gas in the CR when I winterize. I turn the petcock to 'off' and run the gas out of the carb while winterizing or storing the dirtbike.

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John had 100-octane stuff in his generator and that thing sat for 10 years... started on the 2nd pull. At the end of the season, we'd use all the leftover race gas to fill everything in the garage - carbed and injected.

So as long as the tank is FULL of race gas (no airspace for condensation), I wouldn't worry too much.

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Thats what causes problems, what she said, air space for condensation.

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NO WAY! I just go out once a week and start my bike. I sit on it, rev it, hold it. Pretend that spring is just a week away. When there isn't ice on the ground, I take a lap around the neighborhood and dream of spring. Then I go in and thaw my frost bitten fingers and dream.

As for gas going bad. I've heard that gas loses octane over time. I don't know how much or how quick though.

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I don't have a gas tank on the bike at this time, as fixing the dent. Otherwise I start the bike once a month at less and have it on the trickle charger all the time.

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Its a good idea to drain the carb bowls too!

My routine.

Fill the tank
Add Sta-bil
Run engine
turn off the gas
Let the bike run out of gas
drain bowls
pull the plugs
squirt some oil on top of the pistons
put plugs back in.
wash it
Yank the battery
cover with nice warm blanket
Call it a season.

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Just got done winterizing mine tonight. Thanks for the reminder though. I still need to change the oil from the last couple of track days.

How long does StaBil keep the gas good? I'll be going over to Iraq, and won't be back until at least August '07. Anything special I should do?

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