Just ethanol free gas for me. I`ve heard Stabil, or Seafoam has a shelf life also if you have old stock sitting around.
Now that little bit of information will have me sleeping better at night!You are actually LESS likely to have problems with a fuel injected engine than you would with carburetor-ed one. Carburetors are notorious for getting gummed up with old fuel deposits after sitting. Fuel injection is much more forgiving.
After reading all of the opinions I felt reasonably comfortable leaving things as they are for the winter and not worry about the lack of fuel stabilizer. However, after reading Fred Harmon's response where he stated: You are actually LESS likely to have problems with a fuel injected engine than you would with carburetor-ed one." all concerns were gone!Now that you've read all the reviews & opinions (ALL Pro's ~n~ Con's) I bet your more confused than ever on what to do..
I have to ask: What was your decision??
I considered this, too, but then thought about all of those lucky snowbirds who leave a car down in Florida for the nine months of the year that they're back home in the North. Bet most of them don't even consider any kind of fuel stabilizer.For me this decision is predicated on how cold, how long, and how much humidity you have in your area......YMMV
I have for years on my 2013 F6B, simply filled the tank to the top thus reducing the amount of air (and moisture) to a minumium, and put her to sleep. if you can get 0% ethanol, even better! Of course, there's the year end oil change and wash/cover, too. But no issues ever. No Sta-bil, either.During my riding time I've had 21 different motorcycles and my 2003 Goldwing is the first that's fuel infected. (At least, that's what I call it. )
Every carbureted bike has been put away by turning off the petcocks and running the bike with a full tank until it sputters and dies. NO Sta-Bil ever used and they they all started right up in the spring and ran perfectly fine.
Now that my bike has been put to sleep for the year I've doubted my standard procedure as it may not be suitable for a fuel infected machine.
So, my question to the masses is: Is it really necessary to use something like Sta-Bil or should the bike be just fine in the spring without it?
Such a thoughtful gentleman!!! 🏍I think I have the best solution. Leave the bike (or trike in Ron's case) and a good gas card in my garage and I will make room for the winter and ensure the gas never goes stale. No charge, just keep your registration and insurance paid up.