It’s getting old

Chrisj796

Member
Does anyone else have to battle with their bikes every time they let them sit for awhile?
My Jeeps sit for months one for years and fire up first try but all three of my bikes I feel are a battle to get running every time I want to cruise them around. When I park them I shut off fuel an let them burn off what’s in carb an disconnect batteries. They all run great when I ride them but from one ride to the next I have to usually flush fuel lines, pretty much just pull carb an look at it an wire brush spark plug.
 

b52bombardier1

Well-Known Member
Run no ethanol fuel and this problem will largely disappear. I don't care if I pay ten bucks a gallon for it given that I will likely only buy one gallon of the stuff. Its that much of a difference better for our bikes.

Rick
 

Chrisj796

Member
I got both 70’s going, one had a bowl of green but will only run with choke on an the other just needed a boost of carb cleaner to get going. The 50 which I just rode last week, isn’t doing squat. I give up for today but I will for sure give the different fuel a try. Where would I find that in California? Is it the stuff they sell for lawn mowers/chainsaws ect?
 

kirrbby

Well-Known Member
I've taken to draining the tank via siphon, then adding a ounce or 2 of SeaFoam to the remaining fuel. Then running the engine for a few minutes to run some of the SF into the carb.
Been working for me.

But I do keep non-ethanol fuel around too, and I run it in my seldom ridden bikes. I'm very comfortable leaving it in the tank for long periods. I usually just try to keep the tank topped off...or drain and add the SeaFoam for longer storage.
I have a couple things...leaf blower, and pressure washer, that say DO NOT USE FUEL WITH MORE THAN X% ETHANOL. So I run the AV fuel in that stuff of course. I think my local station calls it AV fuel...not sure what that stands for.
 

MountainMini

Active Member
I like sta-bil too. The Sta-bil 360* blue formula is great it has water dispersing properties. If I know there going sit for more than a couple of weeks, I will turn the gas off run the carb dry and drain the fuel bowl.
 

b52bombardier1

Well-Known Member
Aviation GAS or "100 Low Lead" to some. But don't let the name deceive you because it has more tetraethyl lead in it than the best gas that money could buy at a neighborhood pump back in the day - Sunoco 260. Just use caution with this stuff because its quite toxic. But wow, that beautiful blue color ain't in the big box of 64 Crayola Crayons and the smell of AVGAS is gear head cologne to the high compression motor crowd. But even the smell is toxic!!

Rick
 
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