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    Quote Originally Posted by jandhumphreyme View Post
    Some guys around here us Avgas for winter storage. They claim it won't go bad over the winter and does not contain any ethanol.
    And using it as motorcycle fuel is of course both a state and Federal crime.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    And using it as motorcycle fuel is of course both a state and Federal crime.
    And they think Harley riders are renegades.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jandhumphreyme View Post
    Some guys around here us Avgas for winter storage. They claim it won't go bad over the winter and does not contain any ethanol.
    It is leaded-which is not good for catalytic converters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drneo66 View Post
    This map has gas stations that carry non ethanol gas - may help you price compare.

    https://www.pure-gas.org/extensions/map.html
    Worthwhile if it works for you, but the map appears to be user-modifiable. The station IDed as being closest to me is in fact located 100 mile from its actual location.

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    Thanks to all who responded. I would have moved the tank inside, but not worth the time to remove it just to save a few pounds while moving the bike around the garage. Will add stabil and top off.

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    I think that's the right choice, Jim. On top of the not insignificant hassle of getting all the fuel drained on a fuel-injected system, you then have the issue of "re-charging" that fuel system in the spring and making sure you get all the air out of the system.

    PS - If you've got ethanol in your gas companies like Sta-bil and others also make Marine gas treatments that I've read (but don't know) are supposed to provide additional protection against ethanol, you'd have to compare MDS sheets to know for sure.
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