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Musta made for a stressful ride. I usually keep non ethanol gas at home to fuel the sporty.
Likewise. I use non-ethanol in my lawn mowers, leaf blower and weedeater, so I keep a can of it in my garage at all times. It comes in handy for topping off the bike after a ride which protects it in cold temperatures. In the winter, I add stabilizer to it just in case the bike sits for a spell. Other than rolling the bike a few inches every few days to prevent flat spots and putting a battery tender on it, that's all I do for winterization. It always starts up first time, every time.
When I'm on the road, I buy whatever I can straight from the pump.
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New Oil... second change. first was at 250 Clicks.... this one @1500. (Just finished the Break-In on the 1275 kit.

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Oh... I need to take pics..... I did installed a "By-Pass" so I scavenge all old/contaminated oil from the motor and FRESH OIL ONLY gets in there.
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Placed a "T" on the Return Oil Line... I will explain better with pics.
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I'm letting it sit in the garage; so it doesn't get salt and snow all over it.
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Mine's sitting with old bed sheet over it like a tent. 1 oz of Marvel Mystery oil per gallon in the fuel tank and an Optimate 4 connected. It's taking a long winters' nap... The R9T is keeping it company.
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