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  • berms Posts: 800
    Performance Poster berms
    28 Jun 2010 12:13 PM

    How long before fuel goes "off"?  ie if I have fuel in my tank and leave it for 3 months.... is it still good fuel?   what about 6 months?

    Thanks for any info.

  • rider Posts: 1193
    North Eastern Goldfields W.A.
    Performance Poster rider
    28 Jun 2010 10:36 PM

     

    This short publication is worth a read.

     

    www.power-equipment.com.au/article.asp

  • berms Posts: 800
    Performance Poster berms
    29 Jun 2010 03:13 PM
    Posted By rider on 28 Jun 2010 10:06 PM

     

    This short publication is worth a read.

     

    www.power-equipment.com.au/article.asp


    Thanks, thats a good read.

  • ductor Posts: 833
    Performance Poster ductor
    30 Jun 2010 09:57 AM
    Thats scarry I've got @ 300litres in my boat
  • berms Posts: 800
    Performance Poster berms
    13 Jul 2010 03:47 PM
    can anyone add anything to this topic?......... I'm about to store my bike for 3 months, and just wondered about the fuel.
  • CHILLY Posts: 77
    Stock Poster CHILLY
    13 Jul 2010 04:10 PM

    Yea mate drain ya fuel to be on the safe side, I had a bike that sat in the shed for a year with a full tank, when i finally decided to pull it out i couldnt for the life of me work out why it wouldnt start... pulled the whole thing apart untill i had a light bulb moment and replaced the fuel and KABAM!!! it started.

  • ACF-50 Posts: 156
    QLD
    Stock Poster ACF-50
    13 Jul 2010 04:11 PM

     Have used this stuff: Works Ok.

    http://www.lucasoil.com.au/content/view/19/71/

    Just follow any of the storage tips on the yanky HD sites, they have it down pat.

    Also would fog the engine with fogging oil or two stroke engine oils does the same thing.

     

  • berms Posts: 800
    Performance Poster berms
    13 Jul 2010 06:12 PM
    Posted By humongus on 13 Jul 2010 5:30 PM
    berms you goin in to hibination or something get out and ride that darn thang <img src=" src="/DesktopModules/NTForums/themes/_default/emoticons/smile.gif" />


    LOL..... its called spending a winter in Tasmania....

  • berms Posts: 800
    Performance Poster berms
    13 Jul 2010 06:13 PM
    Posted By ACF-50 on 13 Jul 2010 3:41 PM

     Have used this stuff: Works Ok.

    http://www.lucasoil.com.au/content/view/19/71/

    Just follow any of the storage tips on the yanky HD sites, they have it down pat.

    Also would fog the engine with fogging oil or two stroke engine oils does the same thing.

     


    Hey thanks for the link...  do you have any idea what time periods of fuel storage this is needed for?   3 months?  6 months?

  • berms Posts: 800
    Performance Poster berms
    13 Jul 2010 06:53 PM
    Posted By CHILLY on 13 Jul 2010 3:40 PM

    Yea mate drain ya fuel to be on the safe side, I had a bike that sat in the shed for a year with a full tank, when i finally decided to pull it out i couldnt for the life of me work out why it wouldnt start... pulled the whole thing apart untill i had a light bulb moment and replaced the fuel and KABAM!!! it started.

    Hey CHILLY does draining the tank require removing the tank from the bike completely?  or can you get to it from underneath somehow?

  • groover Posts: 478
    North West Sydney
    Stage 1 Poster groover
    13 Jul 2010 07:03 PM
    Is that Lucas stuff any good for storing alcohol...???
  • CHILLY Posts: 77
    Stock Poster CHILLY
    13 Jul 2010 07:03 PM
    Posted By berms on 13 Jul 2010 6:23 PM
    Posted By CHILLY on 13 Jul 2010 3:40 PM

    Yea mate drain ya fuel to be on the safe side, I had a bike that sat in the shed for a year with a full tank, when i finally decided to pull it out i couldnt for the life of me work out why it wouldnt start... pulled the whole thing apart untill i had a light bulb moment and replaced the fuel and KABAM!!! it started.

    Hey CHILLY does draining the tank require removing the tank from the bike completely?  or can you get to it from underneath somehow?


    All i did was bung a clear piece of tube in the tank & syphoned out as much as i could then replaced it with fresh stuff.

  • Cyclone Posts: 0
    Cyclone
    26 Apr 2011 05:26 PM

    Hey Berms,

    How did you go storing your bike last year? did you end up using the Lucasoils fuel stabiliser ?

    I'm about to do the same soon and i'm keen to hear how you went.

    Any info is appreciated.

    Cheers,

  • smeemn Posts: 1285
    Vic
    Motor Head smeemn
    26 Apr 2011 10:01 PM
    follow Harleys recomendations for storage.easy.
  • Cyclone Posts: 0
    Cyclone
    28 Apr 2011 07:01 PM
    Posted By smeemn on 26 Apr 2011 9:31 PM
    follow Harleys recomendations for storage.easy.


    Thanks mate, great tip. dont know why i didnt think of that.

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