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Old 10-06-2013, 04:00 PM   #11326
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Does anyone have any recommendations for a fuel stabilizer for storage?
Just come South and keep riding....
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:06 PM   #11327
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Just come South and keep riding....
Haha, not really an option right now.
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Old 10-06-2013, 04:46 PM   #11328
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Does anyone have any recommendations for a fuel stabilizer for storage?
Just drain it.
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:26 PM   #11329
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Just drain it.
It is a plastic tank...nothing to rust. Pump should be fine.
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:38 PM   #11330
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...but the fuel will be old and rotten regardless of what the tank is made of
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:41 PM   #11331
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Yep....just drain it.
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Old 10-06-2013, 05:46 PM   #11332
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I would think keeping the pump submerged in fuel would be better than open to air. Put a tank of 94 octane in her with a cap of fuel stablizer from Canadian Tire, that should keep it safe for the next few months:)
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Old 10-06-2013, 08:17 PM   #11333
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Old 10-06-2013, 10:31 PM   #11334
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Does anyone have any recommendations for a fuel stabilizer for storage?
If you want to keep fuel in it, several Seattle area local equipment rental outfits and gas power tool shops told me the best stuff they've tried is

Interlube International Opti-Mizer Fuel Stabilizer

It's what I've used for a few years now and it seems to work well in my generators, which I keep ready all the time, and I keep fuel in my bikes and gas power tools year round with it, with no problems.

Easily found on Amazon for example and the local gas power tool shops had some. They all said Sta-bil was junk, and the rental places especially should know.
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Old 10-07-2013, 07:07 AM   #11335
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...but the fuel will be old and rotten regardless of what the tank is made of

hence the just drain it. the point of leaving a metal tank full of fuel is to help prevent moisture buildup and corrosion
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:00 PM   #11336
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Looks like another fuel pump bites the dust....

690 2012 with less than 4000 miles.

Died this afternoon. First switch on, no pump noise and didn't start. Left it 30 mins. Pump primed but still didn't start after several attempts. Left it another 10 mins and gave it one last try before I started walking..... started. Did about 10km to the nearest town and it died once on the way, started again bumping it.

Recovery is arranged for tomorrow am.

I'm just into the 2nd week of a 6 week trip. Had 3 great days on some Spanish trails in the Pyrenees.

Good job it didn't die earlier..... I was in the middle of nowhere!!!

I did think about changing it before, but with only 2000 miles before I started on a 2012 bike that's still under warranty I didn't think it would be a problem!!

Bike has been great so far.

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Old 10-07-2013, 02:43 PM   #11337
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Looks like another fuel pump bites the dust....

690 2012 with less than 4000 miles.

Died this afternoon. First switch on, no pump noise and didn't start. Left it 30 mins. Pump primed but still didn't start after several attempts. Left it another 10 mins and gave it one last try before I started walking..... started. Did about 10km to the nearest town and it died once on the way, started again bumping it.

Recovery is arranged for tomorrow am.

I'm just into the 2nd week of a 6 week trip. Had 3 great days on some Spanish trails in the Pyrenees.

Good job it didn't die earlier..... I was in the middle of nowhere!!!

I did think about changing it before, but with only 2000 miles before I started on a 2012 bike that's still under warranty I didn't think it would be a problem!!

Bike has been great so far.

Nick.
These pumps are tiny and very sensitive to the cleanliness of the fuel. If the pump has siezed you might try reversing the power and ground to it to see if it will fire up backwards and dislodge the debris. In Australia we had one pump die on my bike and one of the carbed bikes had its fuel filters clog up. After that we filtered the fuel out of the pump into our supply cans, filtered again when pouring into the tank, and I was using the stock fuel filter and a small bag pickup filter.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:39 PM   #11338
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These pumps are tiny and very sensitive to the cleanliness of the fuel.
Hmmm.. I have a profil filter before my pump. I've never had a problem with fuel. And I have been buying crap from 13 year old kids in out of a milk jug in Central asia and Morocco.
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Old 10-07-2013, 04:44 PM   #11339
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That is indeed brilliant! They would call that Jugaad in India.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jugaad
High compliment!

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PS -- I used to do that on "right side up" forks for my road racing bikes. Much easier on RSU forks. Kind of a drag on USD forks.

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Old 10-07-2013, 04:57 PM   #11340
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You can help by sending him an email and expressing your desire to purchase one.

njkouba@ix.netcom.com
I just sent off an email.

The more of us that do a better chance of convincing him to make the stock link.
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