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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
Closest real gas is over 200 miles away. I could put 100 octane race gas in it for storage, but it is awfully expensive. Riding season is just starting here, so it will get ridden for the next few months. It sat for most of the summer, with an occasional short distance night ride, and the engine started running worse and worse. I found the left side coasting enrichener diaphragm was melted (gas does not melt rubber) and replaced it. It ran a lot better, but still had a misfire. The carbs are now spotless, and I an going to do my best to keep them that way.
I also found a long time ago that if you are going to store a bike without starting it, kerosene will protect the tank and carbs. Then you can drain it out and use it in a heater or stove.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike