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My only experience has been with "Stabil", which an older friend of mine had educated me on as he was one of the best small engine mechanics I will ever know. He got me in the habit of adding it to every can I would take for fill up. In over 40 years of doing so I have never had to work on a lawnmower, wheed whip, outboard motor or chainsaw carburator. I'm so ingrained in that habit I won't be changing to anything else.
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You did not mention Sportster, Paul, is that because you ride year round?!
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I use Marvel Mystery Oil, mixed 1 oz per gallon. Goes in my bikes, mower and snow blower during their off seasons with the tanks topped off. Everything starts right up when they come out of hibernation. They sit in an unheated garage. 2 EFI bikes, snowblower and mower have carbs.

I just donated a '99 Chevy van that had been growing roots sitting in my driveway for ~5 yrs with "may contain up to 10% ethanol" regular in it, also with Marvel Mystery Oil added. It fired right up.
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I use either Marvels Mystery Oil or Seafoam, I think both work extremely well for keeping the gas systems clean. I use Stabil in my boat gas because I store that. My bike and other things are use periodically all year.
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Marvel mystery oil-redneck holy water

My Dad used to pour in the carb of his four barrel LTD back in the 60's

Looked like a damn mosquito fogger

I use it or seafoam for a little lubrication

I ride all year around
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I use Marvel Mystery Oil, mixed 1 oz per gallon. Goes in my bikes, mower and snow blower during their off seasons with the tanks topped off. Everything starts right up when they come out of hibernation. They sit in an unheated garage. 2 EFI bikes, snowblower and mower have carbs.

I just donated a '99 Chevy van that had been growing roots sitting in my driveway for ~5 yrs with "may contain up to 10% ethanol" regular in it, also with Marvel Mystery Oil added. It fired right up.
That's the only stuff I use too.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marvel_Mystery_Oil
"It is composed primarily of petroleum distillates, including mineral oil (60–100%), mineral spirits (10–30%), tricresyl phosphate (an antiwear and extreme pressure additive in lubricants, 0.1–1.0%), ortho-dichlorobenzene (a softening and removing agent for carbon-based contamination on metal surfaces, 0.1–1.0%), and para-dichlorobenzene (a precursor used in the production of chemically and thermally resistant polymers, <0.1%)."
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