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Re: Fuel Stabilizer; Bike Won\'t Start

Dude, first off, most brands sold are made by Stabil and repackaged. As per instructions only a small amount is needed. I will ride any day that the weather is above 40F so I don't actually completely put my bike away for the winter. I have good results adding one OUNCE to a full tank of gas. You should always store the bike with a full tank so you'll have to make changes if you top off. I can't imagine why the bike won't start. How much did you put in?I've used that product for over twenty years and have never had any problems.
 

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Originally posted by tbr623:
Dude, first off, most brands sold are made by Stabil and repackaged. As per instructions only a small amount is needed. I will ride any day that the weather is above 40F so I don't actually completely put my bike away for the winter. I have good results adding one OUNCE to a full tank of gas. You should always store the bike with a full tank so you'll have to make changes if you top off. I can't imagine why the bike won't start. How much did you put in?I've used that product for over twenty years and have never had any problems.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Damm, you are retarted.
You think one ounce of that shit is going to do anything? I don't think so.

What you have to do is fill your exhaust and intake with the stabil, and then you'll be fine. Your not really supposed to ride the bike like that though, it woun't turn very well because that shit makes it too stabil! Actually, you should even need your kickstand if you do it right!
 

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Re: Fuel Stabilizer; Bike Won\'t Start

I think all this fuel additive stuff is just junk. What you need is this, if you look at field archery most of the compound bow have a huge stabilizer on the front (big long stick thing) so just drill and tap a thread into the front of your bike and screw in the stabilizer bar when storing your bike. The other added bonus is if you ride with one in summer you can hang flags on it or sharpen it for modern day jousting. Cause in the end we are cowboys on the steel horse I ride, we're wanted, dead or alive.
 

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Be careful if pouring stuff down your exhaust you don't want to dilute the muffler bearing lubrication.
 

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So I'm storing my bike soon and I hear yer supposed to put fuel stabilizer in the tank. So I went to the store to buy some and it only came in 250 ml bottles. What the hell? My tank's 18L's. I don't see why they wouldn't just make a real big bottle instead of making me buy 72 little ones.

That shit's expensive. At $9/bottle, I'm out about $740 after tax. But hey, I want my bike to be stable so it's worth it.


So I tried riding it to the garage for storage and it won't start. Maybe I used the wrong kind of stable-izer? I bought the red kind. Is that right?
 

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Originally posted by gsxrboy:
The other added bonus is if you ride with one in summer you can hang flags on it or sharpen it for modern day jousting.
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haha
that mod should also help "streamline" the bike, thus reducing wind resistance = more faster
 

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More faster is good! I want more faster!


What about my coolant and brake fluid? SHouldn't those be made staybil too? Should I pour sum of this stuff in there 2?


[ 11-04-2002, 09:04 AM: Message edited by: Brolo ]
 

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Fuel stabilizer, water, whats the difference?
Doesnt gas work because its UNSTABLE? so if you made gas stable.. why not use water? you can pay $1/gallon for it, or get it free from the tap. I find that the minerals from my tap water give the bike a nice shiny 'coat'
 

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Hmm...well, there is this great product made by lefarge...it's dry cement. I guarantee that your bike will be REALLY stabil if you add that..
 

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Originally posted by Brolo:
So I'm storing my bike soon and I hear yer supposed to put fuel stabilizer in the tank. So I went to the store to buy some and it only came in 250 ml bottles. What the hell? My tank's 18L's. I don't see why they wouldn't just make a real big bottle instead of making me buy 72 little ones.

That shit's expensive. At $9/bottle, I'm out about $740 after tax. But hey, I want my bike to be stable so it's worth it.


So I tried riding it to the garage for storage and it won't start. Maybe I used the wrong kind of stable-izer? I bought the red kind. Is that right?
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">Er...

The label says: 1floz/2.5 gallons. 18L is about 5 gallons (US) thus, you put 2floz of this shit in your tank dufus.

Maybe you should read what's on the bottle before using it. They tell you how much to use and for what kind of storage (long term/short term).
You might want to check: http://www.clarity.net/~adam/winter-storage.html

That should help
 

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I just use


Never any problems at all. Wait now that I think about it.......


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.. I just drained the gas and filled the tank with water. Nothing's more stable in winter than a block of ice in the tank.
 

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Originally posted by I8urV8:
.. I just drained the gas and filled the tank with water. Nothing's more stable in winter than a block of ice in the tank.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">GOOD THINKING!

It doesnt ever get cold enough in PHX to freeze water, but it is getting to cold to ride in the early morning and at night... Im ganna go pick up on of those walk in freezers so I can stick the bike in there, that way I can fill the tank with H20 and freeze it. Totally stable...What about that Fast Dry cement? I could pour that in, then some water and then ride a while. That should shake it up enought? Hmmmmmm, maby I wont have to buy the freezer?? No, i better do the water, the cement will be way too hard. Good thing I cought that, I would have made my self look like a fool trying to get that cement block out of the little gascap hole!!
 

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Ice is a good idea, but the tank might rust if the ice melts. I think it would be safer to just add water followed immediately by some cement mix. That shit don't rust.

[ 11-22-2002, 08:17 AM: Message edited by: Brolo ]
 

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I think you got the wrong kind. Stable-izer is what you use to pour on horse shit to deodorize it when the horse stable gets dirty and you don't have time to clean it up right away (stable + deodorizer = stable-izer). Dude is right, though - it doesn't take very much 'cause it is downright powerful stuff. Next time don't go to the Farm & Fleet to buy your motorcycle products! I know they're cheap, but it is awfully easy to get the products confused like you did.
 

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That could explain things, tm! Maybe that's why my bike's been smelling so minty fresh lately!


Uh...now how am I going to get the block of cement out of my gas tank? Does Suzuki have a manual for this?

[ 11-22-2002, 08:17 AM: Message edited by: Brolo ]
 

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Originally posted by torquemaniac:
I think you got the wrong kind. Stable-izer is what you use to pour on horse shit to deodorize it when the horse stable gets dirty and you don't have time to clean it up right away (stable + deodorizer = stable-izer). Dude is right, though - it doesn't take very much 'cause it is downright powerful stuff. Next time don't go to the Farm & Fleet to buy your motorcycle products! I know they're cheap, but it is awfully easy to get the products confused like you did.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I gave up on chizzling out the cement and just decided to get a new tank, but hey, my bike was stablized and run good! Its that piece of mind I payed for know its in the best running condition possible
 

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True dat, Slow Kat!


That's what it's all about. I treat my bike good, keep it stable and it goes hella fast.


...but I'll be damned if I'm going to chisel the cement out of the tank. I think I'll just get a new one each year.
 

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But remember,
If you decide to use water, don't fill the tank the whole way up! Water expands a good bit when it freezes, and you don't want to come out some day and find your tank split at the seams.....
 

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Those STABIL manufacturers really should put a warning sticker on the label. Maybe one thing wouldn't have led to another and I wouldn't have a block of cement in my tank right now.
 
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