To this point I have been parking the Wing for the winters with a full tank, and stabilzer added. Now, with the new gas, is it wiser to fully empty the tank?? Your thoughts appreciated.
Don't ask here. The path to your answer is Owner's Manual > index > storage > motorcycle > storing you're Honda.
One is leaving my shop tomorrow. He didn't follow those instructions. As a result, his repair bill is $2340.12.
If you feel that strongly about that, you can do that too.Of course you could have just answered his question, or posted a copy of the page.
I have a couple of old Ford tractors ('48 and '52) that are working tractors. I converted the tractors to electronic ignition and they start as well or better than my cages. Between the tractors, the mowers, DR-Trimmer, etc. I buy gas as cheap as I can get it at 110 gallons at a time. Soon as I buy it, even in the spring or summer, I add the appropriate amount of Sta-Bil to it. So I am basically running treated gas all the time in those engines. I don't use that gas in my Wing but I will when I know it's getting close to the end of the season and try to run a tank through if I can and then fill it with that.My Owner's Manual suggests filling the tank. It does not address using a fuel additive however. Other than the fuel issue is of course an oil/filter change, cooling system, cylinder care and so on. I have always used Sta Bil. Not only on my bikes but my other combustion motors as well.:shrug:
I feel the concept of filling the tank leaves less room for air and for condensation to form in the tank as a result.Is the "Fill the tank" concept a carry-over from days when the tank was steel ?
I seem to think that it was a way to prevent flash rust on the inside -
Now our tanks are plastic -- no rust --
I stabilize the fuel so it will burn in 4 months when I ride again --
My tank already has stabilized fuel in it so when the snow comes - I put it away -
The injectors get cleaned with fuel additives in Spring -
I don't worry about the fill level - some evaporation WILL occur -
In Spring - Fill with fresh fuel and ride the heck outta the bike
I DO change the oil prior to 'storage' season - temporary really - 3-5 months long where I live
I might be wrong - but this is what I do