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Need some expert advice from the best "crew" on the net! I haven't left a motorcycle parked as long as this in so long I can't remember when it would have been. My bike sits in a garage heated to 55 degrees due to water softener, pump, etc. I have a gas station 2.2 miles from the house and I always fill the tank up there after a cold weather ride b4 parking it. Looks like it's gonna be a long cold spell and I'm not sure if I need to "stabilize" my fuel or not. If so, what should I use? Thanks in advance for the advice.


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Star Tron has a enzyme treament for the fuel which I love and also doubles as a fuel stabilizer and it's available everywhere, good stuff.

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Star Tron has a enzyme treament for the fuel which I love and also doubles as a fuel stabilizer and it's available everywhere, good stuff.
Thanks Road dawg; almost sounds like you run this all the time; is that correct? As crappy as gasoline is these days I've wondered if it would be a good idea. I run Sea Foam through my other vehicles twice a year; never had an injector problem. Wadda ya think? I've never seen Star Tron but getting ready to Google it. Thanks again.


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+1 on the Star Tron. I use it several times during the riding season and the last top off before winter. I pick mine up at Autozone.
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Actually fuel quality has greatly improved in the last 3 or 4 years. Its keeping its octane rating longer and not breaking down as easy as before ie gumming carbs etc. You can thank the marine industry for that. The refineries had to somewhat change the formula or something like that. Im pretty messed up and not sure if this making sense.
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It's also great from protecting your fuel system from the damages of ethanol which hey add to fuel, I use it quite frequently, really good stuff , and as mentioned here available at AutoZone.

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+2 Star Tron. Use it in my bike, tractors and snowblower with good results.
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I'm old school. Still using STA-BIL. Have always used it in my marine applications with good success, and since I keep a big bottle of it around anyways I use the same treatment in all of my 2 and 4 cycle gas motors.

May have to try the Star Tron now though................. Autozone is just right around the corner from the O'Reillys that I normally shop at.


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Running star Troy now but for years also used Lucas ethanol gas threadment changed due to availability. The Star Tron can be purchase anywhere on my area.
I used frequently.
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interesting.
i tore apart a carb on a bike that was sitting for a year because the float bowl was seized by some sort of algae or mold.
was using HD fuel treatment but switched to sea foam. i like it because if you add too much it doesn't dilute the fuel like a lot of them do.
the fact that StarTron uses an "enzyme" to attack the algae or mold is kinda clever, though.
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