Originally Posted by JPWendtinc
. . . I am a Seafoam man through and through. . . .
I noted on here a while back that I acquired my recently-passed MILs old Mercedes diesel. So, I have enjoyed doing the maintenance and such and getting her back in good order after sitting a great while.
Anyway, the fuel filter (it actually has three!) is a canister type that looks like an oil filter. When you change it, you have to pre-fill it, or you'll be pumping the primer for days to get the air of the fuel system.
Some pre-fill with fuel. Others use ATF. I decided that seafoam was the ticket. So, I pre-filled it with the seafoam. When I started it, some of the neighborhood may have though they were witnessing the Shekinah. It was glorious. But, she's idles a little better for it.
I do love me some Seafoam. It's also a nice substitute for Old Spice if you find yourself in a pinch.
Now, so that I am not straight-up ambushing this thread, I'll add that I also store my bike in a cold garage. I do part it on a sheet of plywood, but only because it was there and I always have. The only thing I make sure of is to hook up the battery tender. I may pour a splash or two of seafoam in the gas, but I do that year around whenever I happen to see both the bike and the can of seafoam within 15 seconds of each other. (that's my max attention span)
I had a little problems with mice putting dogfood in the pipes last year. So, I stopped storing the dogfood in the garage and threw down a box or two of mice poison. No worries after that.