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Offline 6thwisconsin

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Re: Snowbirds - educate me
« Reply #25 on: March 12, 2017, 08:02:30 pm »
Nov 15 - March 15
E0 - 91 octane
battery tender
Cover in a heated garage
No problems with performance
Brought it home from storage 3/5/17, rode to work 3/6 and it felt great.

1974 honda cb550:
Drain the full system dry. Tank (coated), lines, bowls.
Store in a heated garage.
I have stored with fuel & stabil and drained the carbs but it ran like crap in the spring. I end up draining the tank and putting it in my car. I just had it out yesterday for the first run of the spring even though it was only about 20º. I added fresh E0 and it purred like a kitten.

I think the biggest factor is a heated garage.
2009 Concours 14ABS (sold)
1974 cb550k0 custom build
1975 cb750f0 custom build
1974 cb550k0 stockish restomod

Offline SilverConnieRider

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Re: Snowbirds - educate me
« Reply #26 on: March 14, 2017, 01:07:15 am »
I fill my tanks to the brim and don't use anything else.

Does it run better after the first tank is done and the second one started?

Well maybe.  Because as the temperature goes up (during the second tank it is warmer weather - usually) so it might feel
like the second tank (fresh fuel) runs better.  However it feels pretty good to get out after not riding all winter. So it's kinda hard
to tell.
Ask us again as Spring Riding season gets underway.

It was a high or 28° Today - so not quite riding season here yet.  >:(