Ski pro said:Malone said:Ski pro said:What about if you run it until it’s up to working temperature. Surely that’s got to be good for it?
Not really. As long as you've got fuel stabilizer and a battery tender that's pretty much all you need to do. It'll start right up in the spring and be happy.
What is fuel stabiliser?
When fuel sits long enough, certain additives that are in it precipitate out and leave a varnish-like residue which is enough to gum up the smaller ports in a fuel system, especially in a fuel-injected bike. Stabilizer is an additive that will prevent this from happening and make your spring start-up less aggravating. Worst-case scenario you have to take off your carbs and take them for an ultrasonic bath to open things up again.
Typically you add the prescribed amount of stabilizer to a full tank of gas (or add it then fill the tank to guarantee proper mixing) then let it run for a good 5-10 mins to ensure the treated fuel is all through the system.
I kinda miss my old Suzuki GS1150; the carbs were basically a bucket with a hole in it, they never clogged, all i did each spring was crank and crank and crank until it roared to life and blasted a cloud of oily smoke from the pipes... good times.