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Old 12-09-2012, 07:54 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Had my ultra in cold storage last year: Cloth cover over it, battery out, on a lift with stabil in the gas tank. Rat traps and steel wool in the pipes. No problems.

I too have heard about the dryer sheets fyi...
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:38 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I put my King to bed by adding fuel stabilizer, over inflating the tires a few pounds, rolled her up on mats and connecteded the battery tender....that's it. Don't start it up unless I know I have at least a 20 minute ride ahead of me (which probably won't come again until some time in April).
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:51 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Lots of good info, thanks. I do remember reading about the dryer vent thread gone bad.
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Old 12-09-2012, 10:57 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Use some of the wifes Bounce original scent dryer sheets in the bags and the seat
it will help keep the mice away .

We use it in our camper and no mice poop or teeth marks in the spring .



go ahead and Laugh It works !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And I used flea collars to keep spiders off the boat. Sometimes it takes a while to find one big enough to wear the collar.
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Old 12-09-2012, 11:57 AM   #15 (permalink)
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My garage is unattached and unheated. I had an old corvette for 7 years and a few bikes in there through Chicago winters.

I have never messed with lifting, carpet, plywood, Seafoam, stabil, mothballs or any other "storage" tricks and my stuff has always been fine on those warm winter days and then in the spring.

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BS. I've seen your Sta-bil dunktank in which you fully submerge and store Pricilla. I've also seen you sit in a Coleman folding chair beside the tank, enjoying a can of SeaFoam as you wait for winter to pass.
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Old 12-09-2012, 01:53 PM   #16 (permalink)
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BS. I've seen your Sta-bil dunktank in which you fully submerge and store Pricilla. I've also seen you sit in a Coleman folding chair beside the tank, enjoying a can of SeaFoam as you wait for winter to pass.
Talkin' like that will get me to smack one of you turds in the mouth.

Stabil will never make its way in my garage. I am a Seafoam man through and through.

Yes I may dip the bike in SF but that has nothing to do with winter. I do it all summer too.


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Old 12-09-2012, 02:06 PM   #17 (permalink)
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I quit using stabil when they changed the formulas y years ago a d could no longer use it on my boat (diesel).

Have been using it for over ten years on cars, boats and now the bike. I run in in the summer too, maybe every 3 rd tank and as soon as the temp drops into the 40's or less.
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Old 12-09-2012, 02:51 PM   #18 (permalink)
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I quit using stabil when they changed the formulas y years ago a d could no longer use it on my boat (diesel).

Have been using it for over ten years on cars, boats and now the bike. I run in in the summer too, maybe every 3 rd tank and as soon as the temp drops into the 40's or less.
I swear to god I am not being a smart ass, I am not trying to play Devil's advocate and I am not judging anyone.

I have owned engine powered toys since I was 13. That's when I got my first go kart and my first bike. It is also when my father started teaching me to wrench and I have always done my own wrenching on the toys, I leave the DD's maintenance to the pros.

From chainsaws to boats and classic cars to my Priscilla, I have never done anything "special" for storage and have always been just fine.


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Old 12-09-2012, 03:02 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Had my ultra in cold storage last year: Cloth cover over it, battery out, on a lift with stabil in the gas tank. Rat traps and steel wool in the pipes. No problems.

I too have heard about the dryer sheets fyi...
I agree with this. The new stabil is formulated to neutralize the effects of ethanol in the gas.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:21 PM   #20 (permalink)
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If only I could HEAT my garage a little...
Maybe I could reroute...
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Ok, I'm going to bed.
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