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Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Coventry, CT, USA
I've never drained gas, oil or anything for winter storage. Didn't even do it for extended 6 month storage periods resulting from being deployed when I was still active Navy.
Add fuel stabilizer, maybe fresh oil if you have more than say 1000 miles in it. Get the battery on a tender, tires off the ground, plug the exhaust tips and intakes (if applicable) to keep the critters out, cover it and forget about it. No need (and best not to) start the thing every month or whatever.
When it's time to take it out. Do your normal pre-ride check (tires and such) and go. Running the gas with the stabilizer is no issue at all. In fact, it may run better depending on the stuff you use. I've been using Star Tron for storage and a dose every few tank fulls and it's a good cleaner / maintenance against ethanol as well as good for storage.
Dan. "Painfully mistaking my big talk for the truth" Samantha Fish.
2003 ST4s (The Truck)
1995 916 (Junk Yard Dog)