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Flush the tank too, drain and refill at least.

Stabil does not fix bad fuel.
Adding anything to bad fuel just makes more bad fuel.
Bad fuel is not good for your carb, and garbage from a dirty fuel tank is not good for your nice clean carb. Fuel hoses will also take a beating. This is also a bigger issue with the crap they call gas they sell at the pump.

I have had a rash of returns this year from bikes that I worked on last year. They left my shop with clean fresh gas in them and the low speed jets on 3 of them were plugged. I am switching my fuel source which has been fine if used and not stored. The bikes I know are getting stored or not ridden regularly will now be getting ethanol free fuel. Then we will see what happens next year.

The feds rate pump fuels like E10 or some such, but it's just rough number like up to 10%. The feds don't regulate how much water is in it!
Up till recently I have not seen fuel with so much water in it, and it is messing up the carbs on anything that sits.
Race car carb even had problems with ethanol cooties (real E85) this weekend after 5 months of storage.
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Yep, removed the washer that was embedded in there and the long 2 1/4" bolt from the kit fit like a glove. Thanks for all the advice.

ryder rick, Thanks for tips ... yeah, I am going to clean and rebuild the carb. Already ordered the genuine bendix kit. Also plan on replacing the fuel filter and lines. I am on the fence right now on replacing the tank or just cleaning and repainting that mustang tank in the picture. I should start a separate thread on that. I can't decide if I like the look of the mustang tank it came with or not. But I know for sure I don't like how it was mounted. It had an aluminum shim wedged in the tunnel and tank was strapped to the frame by the tab on the rear. Also, petcock is on the left side. I can make it work out alright but just not sure if I want to yet or better to just buy a king or regular peanut.
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