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Old 08-03-2014, 08:26 PM   #1
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bike sitting with no gas

hey everyone
2 weeks ago i fell down with the bike, broke my hand.
my bike is still outside and i cant ride. i've noticed that the gas ran out.
is that ok to leave it without gas until i will be able to ride again?
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Old 08-03-2014, 08:47 PM   #2
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How long will it be sitting? If for a long time try to get the tires off the ground or atleast move it a little bit every week so the tires don't get flat spots. (Fill to max psi)

I would add fuel stabilizer and some gas per the stabilizers directions.

Try to get some kind of a cover/tarp over it to prevent rust or under some kind of shelter
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:18 AM   #3
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If it's truly empty of gas, I'd be more worried about where it went. Otherwise, I'd rather store it without gas, than with untreated gas (or any gas containing ethanol).
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Old 08-04-2014, 11:55 AM   #4
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NEVER let your engine get too cool. I've done this type of volunteer work for a long time and helped a LOT of guys keep their bikes in top shape. Like I said, it's volunteer so it won't cost you anything. I'll come by after work and pick it up. I'll drive it a few hours every day, RAIN OR SHINE, and I even have an online driving log on my website that you can check.
As your tires continue to age I'll exfoliate them, keep fresh rubber exposed. I'll keep the UV damage to nearly 0%.
I make sure the trottle cable turns freely all the way. I make sure your brakes can stop the wheel dead even at high speed. I'll pop some wheelies for ya and drop that front end good and hard a few times just to keep preasure packed in those fork seals. Gotta keep those good and tight.
Just let me know when you're able to ride again and I'll even top off the blinker fluid and grease the muffler bearings before I return it. I'll give it a partial wash and try to get the gum off the throttle grip. Funny how the wind can whip things around when you try to spit when yer running triple digits, huh?? lol

I'll make your bike feel good while you're incapacitated. When you start riding it again it will think your some kind of sissy or something. It'll be yelling at you, "Come ON. Lets GO ALREADY!!"

Not keeping it warm is the biggest mistake guys make when they put the bike up for a while.

I'm not a hater, I'm a lover. I love all bikes and I'll love yours as if it was mine. And I'm a volunteer. Can you believe I do all that and don't ask for anything in return? My pleasure doesn't come from money. It comes from keeping your bike warm and happy. If you DO want to give me any money, I swear it will all go into the tank and I'll return it bone dry so you know you got your money's worth.

See ya tonight buddy...... have your key off that big loopy thing with all the other on it.
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:17 PM   #5
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I wouldn't store it without fuel for long extended periods of time. Fill her all the way up and get the tires off the ground if you can. An empty fuel tank could result in flash rust, and trust me, your engine won't take kindly to it.
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Old 08-04-2014, 12:50 PM   #6
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fill with stabil treated gas and run it for a bit
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Old 08-04-2014, 02:22 PM   #7
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fill it up. Use some sort of stabilizer, and run it at least once a week. If its outside get a cover. Tires will probably be shot by the time you can ride again so I would just plan on getting new ones.
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