Can Fuel Stabilizer Kill Your Motorcycle? Comparison Test

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We find answers to all of your fuel stabilizer questions, so sit back, relax and soak it in. [Links below]

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JF Parent
JF Parent Prieš dieną
Definitely use ethanol free gasoline or ,if not available, remove the ethanol from the gasoline with the water methodology (add water, wait 24h, remove the water/ethanol that sits at the bottom of the container) before filling your bike for the winter.
Ballistic Rocket League
Ballistic Rocket League Prieš 2 dienas
Just drain your tank. No money and always efficient.
David Jankowski
David Jankowski Prieš 2 dienas
PRI is non toxic and lasts longer
James White
James White Prieš 3 dienas
Why didn't you use 91% rubbing alcohol or heat in your test
Me Ballerman
Me Ballerman Prieš 4 dienas
Well, tis was a fine vid. Many years ago I put soem BelAdd into my fuel tank for the winter, but the bike was very difficult to start, and didn't want to idle. I used it mainly for carburettor preservation, as I was too lazy to drain the fuel out for the winter. But I will never add such crap again.
Schokodrache Prieš 7 dienų
How did everything performed worse than the control group, when every sample lost significantly less weight that it?
Chris Philhower
Chris Philhower Prieš 10 dienų
Wow. Bike sat all Winter. Looks that clean. And cranks that fast. I have used Lucas Ethanol Treatment in mine. Been using it for years in several motorcycles. Now it's getting harder to find. And really expensive at Auto Parts stores. Lately I have been going to Tractor Supply. And getting the Stabil 360. 1 Ounce per 5 Gallons. Or in the case of my 2018 Sportster 1200, 1 Ounce per Tank (4.5G). My bike may sit for a week or 2 at a time. Depending on weather. I live in NJ.
MrMisanthrope1 Prieš 10 dienų
dog parks=internal parasites, diseases, even dogs attacking each other and there owners too ha. unless you and your puplike that stuff dog parks i no go
Chad Herrick
Chad Herrick Prieš 10 dienų
What about fogging oil? Fogging the engine through the air intake for storage?
Jordan stalheim
Jordan stalheim Prieš 12 dienų
Do the pan America
ph0t0g's MotoVlog
ph0t0g's MotoVlog Prieš 12 dienų
Sta-Bil makes another produce called Sta-Bil 360. It is advertised as both a fuel stabilizer and as "Ethanol Treatment" (prevents corrosion and ethanol damage). I would be interested in how it would perform in your tests.
Wiley T
Wiley T Prieš 13 dienų
Excellent once again
art roz
art roz Prieš 13 dienų
I have not ever used fuel stabilizer, and my bikes, lawn mower, chain saw etc have always started fine in the spring. I either leave the tank full to the brim (bikes) or empty/burn off gas from the fuel system (lawn mower etc). Little to no air sitting over a pool of gasoline in the tank = little to no water vapor dissolving in fuel.
Howard Klopak
Howard Klopak Prieš 14 dienų
I’ve always thought draining the tank and running the carb dry was the best solution. What am I missing?
JD Prieš 15 dienų
Full tank leaving as little airspace as possible 1oz TC-W3 & 1oz Boostane. No problems yet.
T M Prieš 16 dienų
did not expect those results, thanks.
Hazeldyne Prieš 19 dienų
Stabilizers are a band-aid. Check out Aspen fuels, I started using this stuff in generators and welders, just got on a bike so we'll see next spring. I buy Aspen 4 at Carter Honda in 5L containers, pricey AF but you just need a litre in there, and no pump gas of course. Was developed for emergency services gear, fire pumps etc, you get what you pay for in this case.
flounder2760 Prieš 19 dienų
as someone who puts a few drops of seafoam in my bikes before winter i hate you for letting me hate myself now.
JETZcorp Prieš 20 dienų
I believe in the fuel stabilization properties of 2-stroke oil. I have personally let a bike sit for 5 years with ethanol premix in the tank, and it still ran nicely and the rubber crank seals were a-ok. It also stops rust in steel tanks by making everything oily. A few years ago we went riding with 11-year-old gas in a Maico 440, and that resulted in it being a bit down on power in the midrange and some weirdness in the throttle response. 11 YEARS!! Only once have I had gas so old that the bike was unrideable, from a can that the old man included with another Maico. I don't even want to think about how old that must have been. Stock gas!
Sherman Jenne
Sherman Jenne Prieš 20 dienų
Friedrich Wilhelm
Friedrich Wilhelm Prieš 20 dienų
one thing i love and have used with grate success is called mechanic in a bottle sold at Home Depot that stuff will keep gas usable for at least 2 years protects components from ethanol and will even revitalize old gasoline no idea how it dose this but it does also i have found in carbureted applications that if you can get an engine to run long enough to pull in the mechanic in a bottle into the carburetor it will dissolve all the varnish and even unplug tiny ports with in 24-48 hr its about $5 for 8 oz and is 2 oz to a gallon kind of pricey but it always works for me
Oklahoma Hank
Oklahoma Hank Prieš 20 dienų
I can get ethanol free, as I live near a lake. It costs more, but I don’t really care. It sounds to me like the best solution might be to drain your gas tank before storage.
Jonathan Pollard
Jonathan Pollard Prieš 21 dieną
Terrific production.
Robert Jennings
Robert Jennings Prieš 22 dienas
What I got from this is if your bike is going to sit for the winter drain the tank completely and sleep like a baby knowing there's nothing to worry about
Life with Abe
Life with Abe Prieš 22 dienas
Well what about iso-heat? I run this very all the time without any problems Yet🤷‍♂️
East London
East London Prieš 23 dienas
In the UK esso super unleaded is 99 Ron and contains no ethanol. I always keep the tank brimmed and never get any issues.
Zantofez Prieš 26 dienų
I've got goosebumps watching that in the dark
Cringe Worthy
Cringe Worthy Prieš 26 dienų
Love your videos. Comical and informative. 💯
Michael Bloodworth
Michael Bloodworth Prieš 26 dienų
Ive read that you can remove ethanol from fuel by mixing with water let settle then siphon off ethanol free fuel, any thoughts?
bradley morgan
bradley morgan Prieš 27 dienų
Seafoam advertises itself as a detergent first.. i use it to keep carb jets clean.
psychalogy Prieš 27 dienų
It’s nice having my decision to run ethanol free 98 octane premium fuel exclusively at least somewhat validated.
Jesse Hymers
Jesse Hymers Prieš 27 dienų
Meanwhile in the SHORT term, that voice crack tho, I’m dying
Where’s Waldo
Where’s Waldo Prieš 28 dienų
So what happened at the Halloween Dance? I missed it. Asking for a friend.
DB Cooper
DB Cooper Prieš 29 dienų
your "Canada Box" needs some defrosting - excellent presentation as always
Roger Dzik
Roger Dzik Prieš mėn
Always used premium fuel with appx 8 Oz of Atf when it is parked for winter in cold problems
Skyd Control
Skyd Control Prieš mėn
WOW - I've been using and promoting Startron for years. I used to sell outdoor power equipment. Hmm, maybe the best additive is no additive. Conventional wisdom has been to run your system dry but that seems problematic in a different way. Great work again!
Pro Gnostic
Pro Gnostic Prieš mėn
I’m glad we’ve got some top tier motorcycle dorks working for us.
Freshwater Sailor
Freshwater Sailor Prieš mėn
Seafoam green Yeti mug was a nice touch.
Rock n Roll Dinosaur
Rock n Roll Dinosaur Prieš mėn
Wow, I 'liked' Startron and Seafoam but I guess its back to good old Stabil. I've found that the best way to store small engines and bikes it to just drain the fuel from them. Great video
Hyper Sarcastic Avocado
Hyper Sarcastic Avocado Prieš mėn
Why put in a stabilizer if you're just going to destabilize the fuel when you turn on your motorcicle?
Rottweiler Fun !!
Rottweiler Fun !! Prieš mėn
Great content and information. This is great stuff to know.
Kurtis Moosman
Kurtis Moosman Prieš mėn
CRC fuel stabalizer works well for me , in my small engines.
Johan Coes
Johan Coes Prieš mėn
Who’s Leo and what does he sail?
Feo Diente
Feo Diente Prieš mėn
I put 4 oz star tron in my bike and its been unruly ever since.. Its putts when in throttle and will cut off in netural... Any ideas?
n2meows Prieš mėn
Don't feed your bike vegetables.
TheRealChetManley Prieš mėn
Ive been using premium ethanol blend (ethanol free is generally not available where I live) and Stabil in my boats, motorcycles, atvs and small engines for my entire life and have never had any fueling issues after letting them sit for long periods of time. F9 is the best motorcycle channel period.
Jeffrey Mota
Jeffrey Mota Prieš mėn
Your videos take place in Montreal?
jamesl61520 Prieš mėn
This is why I fill my motorcycle tank with avgas when I put it in storage for the winter.
`12 er6n
`12 er6n Prieš mėn
Hahaha...your videos r excellent and fun to watch. Cheers.
AnAngryGiant20 Prieš mėn
This is why i drain my tank prestorage
vlad kalina
vlad kalina Prieš mėn
And folks another skill testing question. If you were to have a fuel tank of methanol would it compromise the plastics or rubber in the fuel system. Answer please.
Frank Prieš mėn
I watch these for the day that I eventually get a bike
Daxter T. Snickers
Daxter T. Snickers Prieš mėn
Your videos are to good.
Baleur Prieš mėn
What if you just turn on your bike and let it idle for 5min every week or so during winter. Wont that mix up the fuel tank so it never has a chance to accumulate enough water/freeze at the bottom?
Hateme 021
Hateme 021 Prieš mėn
I’ve used stable for a few years zero issue. I start my bike once every two months.
gusgiesel Prieš mėn
Such drama! LOL Looks like my 2 bottles of Star-Tron will be burned in the daily driver.
joe Doyle
joe Doyle Prieš mėn
You forgot to include PRI-G and it works great 👍
MattDragonTamer Prieš mėn
I dunno, I feel there is something missing. I have tried various brands myself in the past and the only one that I have tried that doesn't have me giving an overhaul to the fuel system every spring is Seafoam. Usually one can in the tank, one last carb fill up and run dry before storage does the trick. Top off the tank and closing the breather and it's good for the winter.
James Engle
James Engle Prieš mėn
Just filled up the gas tank , best option for me lol
BIK3R Prieš mėn
Even though seafoam says it's meant as a stabilizer I find it's more geared towards a cleaning product than anything else
Sebastian Prieš mėn
Ryan and the hole team behind the camera: you alone will soon convert me to a motorcyclist if I am not careful enough with the consumption of your high quality - highly addictive content! A week ago I would never have dreamed about it, and I am not even into cars etc. in general. You are topnotch!
S Gomez
S Gomez Prieš mėn
8:55. 😅
Troy Center
Troy Center Prieš 2 mėnesius
+1 for Ethanol Free gas. Am I crazy or does it seem like my bike runs smoother and quieter on it too.
Troy Center
Troy Center Prieš 2 mėnesius
I can tell the guy in the mask is you Ryan. Body language my man.
Troy Center
Troy Center Prieš 2 mėnesius
Pre watch comment. Saw this. Didn’t know you made it Fortnine. I’ve stopped at 1 second in. Your head is in your hands. I’ll tell you now, I can’t wait for this. Production quality on your videos is fabulous. I have sincere excitement as we get into this. Thanks fortnine. Come see me in Seattle. I’d Love to meet you. Troy
Ride With Ren
Ride With Ren Prieš 2 mėnesius
As usual, A+!!! Excellent work!
Viper6 Prieš 2 mėnesius
Too bad you didn’t test Amsoil stabilizer.
Frank Prieš 2 mėnesius
Am I the only one sitting here just thinking "Why are you using e10?" over, and over again?
Jordanrubsfeet Prieš 2 mėnesius
Added a whole bottle of Startron to my 2015 FZ07. Sat under 3 tarps for 3 years. Replaced the battery yesterday and it started up like a dream. Not sure how this works but i’m happy my bike runs again so im a believer. Maybe its just Japanese engineering 🤣
מור צדוק
מור צדוק Prieš 2 mėnesius
It's better than the best season of Top Gear - You deserve the Oscar
TheCharillz23 Prieš 2 mėnesius
I rode my 96 klr650 365days a year. Rain snow sleet ice ect.. one very cold morning my bike acted funny I opened the tank and had a layer of ice on top of the fuel.. so I dumped in a bottle of heat.. and the klr didnt like it.. I swear I could poured vodka in and the klr would run.. but it doesnt like heat..
fmxinsane Prieš 2 mėnesius
This is no good :( i use seafoam on everything
fmxinsane Prieš 2 mėnesius
the intermission time :D hahhaha timed perfectly with the ads
firbyd Prieš 2 mėnesius
I don't see Lucas, bummer, (it fails miserably on Project farm test like these did) , definitely appreciated , great test and info! ride safe!
The Last Taarakian
The Last Taarakian Prieš 2 mėnesius
Good god, they somehow made a murder mystery about fuel additives. Pure genius creativity. Really astounding work!
BilgemasterBill Prieš 2 mėnesius
The cleverness, high production values and straightup artistry of FortNine's offerings just takes my breath away. Just consider the little incidentals in this video like the creepy horror movie music and its murder mystery tropes...For a look at fuel additives? That's some next level Cannes Film Festival finesse there. If Ryan and Aneesh aren't struggling to find enough spots to stow all their awards, then something's wrong.
Ohthehumanity Prieš 2 mėnesius
Exceptionally informative.
M977A2 Prieš 2 mėnesius
I really like Pri-G, it allowed me to burn 100 gallons of fuel in my Scorpion Tank’s fuel bladder that was 5 years old. We put it into our families cars and not a hitch. Works great in all of our small engines too Stabl is a joke.
Brandon Watkinson
Brandon Watkinson Prieš 2 mėnesius
Think the best thing to do before you store your bike is just run it almost dry so there's not a lot of fuel in it when you store it. Then fill it up in the spring and make sure it all gets mixed good before you try and start
Andrew Huige
Andrew Huige Prieš 2 mėnesius
Geez, man. Defrost your Canada box.
Maurice Dalzot
Maurice Dalzot Prieš 2 mėnesius
Came for the fuel stabilizer and got much more,very entertaining.
Billy Bob
Billy Bob Prieš 2 mėnesius
Awesome, great job bring us useful information, thank you!
MosleysMarvel Prieš 2 mėnesius
simple, just fill up with non-ethanol fuel before you put her up and run the bike with the fuel shut off before you park it to clear the carbs and fuel system....has worked great for the last 35-40 years of my life.
Eltontv Prieš 2 mėnesius
I drive my bike almost completely empty and then fill it with super plus. Means 102octane without any ethanol. I know that there's almost no benefit hp wise but this is the cleanest and purest gasoline and it started right up after 5 months winter pause
Corner _Films
Corner _Films Prieš 2 mėnesius
Just drain it before storage 😂
Moors Hound
Moors Hound Prieš 2 mėnesius
Just put some in so we will see later on.
JaPicky Prieš 2 mėnesius
Watching anxiously knowing I put STP in my tank back in November.
ALLAN LAXDAL Prieš 2 mėnesius
Am a fan of Stabil , in the bikes/quad/lawnmower/rotortiller, have used it for years and am always grateful come spring.
ramiretz Prieš 2 mėnesius
that was what i expected... great great great video !!!!!!! i always put in a mix 1:200 full synthetic 2 stroke oil and top up with high octane low ethanol premium fuel like VPower100 before i leaf the bike for its winter sleep... i don't know if its a good idea or not but didn't have had any problems even on my carb bikes with oxidation.. that would be something ryan could maybe test against the fuel stabilizers as a cheap and maybe good working solution
gulf city nicholas danca
gulf city nicholas danca Prieš 2 mėnesius
Start the bike In the cold you don't have to drive it but idle it for a bit
Pilotx86 Prieš 2 mėnesius
i wish you were my high school chemistry teacher. I probably would not have hated it so much. Great vid. New sub
XPNDBLhero Prieš 2 mėnesius
That stuff is bad for bikes.... Even worse when you put it in people.
Trey Steed
Trey Steed Prieš 2 mėnesius
Loved it! Thnaks
Abyss Will
Abyss Will Prieš 2 mėnesius
that indian bike is arround 50k usd in my shithole country
Sam Watts
Sam Watts Prieš 2 mėnesius
Kool intro!!! 🐊😎🍻🤙👣
wailingguitar 49
wailingguitar 49 Prieš 2 mėnesius
bro this some Alan wake shit
Francisco Lopez
Francisco Lopez Prieš 2 mėnesius
I'm so glad in live Los Angeles where you can ride all year around and never have to worry about fuel stabilizer.
Gerald Scott
Gerald Scott Prieš 2 mėnesius
Ethanol gas is BAD. It takes only a little over a month for the gasoline and ethanol to start to separate. Remember, ethanol; is alcohol. You might as well pour a bottle of scotch in your gas tank. Alcohol is WATER based, while gasoline is PETROLEUM based. In short, they simply do not mix. Leaving ethanol gas in your tank for more than a month is just asking for it, and guarantee you will get it. None of these "stabilizers" will do anything. Guaranteed. Yes some will make the problem worse. NEVER store you bike with fuel in the tank whether it is real gasoline (or petrol, as they call it in the UK) or ethanol. Even real gasoline will not last several months. It does not break down like an ethanol/gasoline mix, but the liquid part of the gasoline evaporates and leaves the gum and varnish behind, making a real mess. Fortunately I don't live in a place where I have to store bikes for months. But I do store some of them for a while, because I have six, and just can't ride all of them often enough. There are two ways to deal with this (my bikes are all carbureted, which makes things a lot easier) After gas has been a motorcycle tank for a month, I drain it out and pour it in my car. Then I take a gas can full of new gas and pour it in. I start the bike up and let it run long enough to burn up the old gas in the carb. Bike is now good for another month. I like to start my bikes up every once in a while, even if I'm not going to ride them. I don't believe an engine should sit there for an extended time without being ran. Parts that are designed to be moved should be moved. Doing it this way assures you have good gas in your bike so you can hop on it and ride it at a moments notice. There is another way if you are pretty sure you are not going to be riding it for some time. Here in the U.S. we can get some stuff called TruFuel. I'm not really sure what it is exactly, other than it is super expensive ($20 a gallon) and does not contain ethanol. It also has a lifespan of 2 years. I do know that naptha is one of it's ingredients, and it has an octane rating of about 95. And bikes run fine on it. Way too expensive to actually use for riding, but it makes a great storage fuel. But to use it, you have to COMPLETELY drain your fuel system, and that means removing the tank and turning it upside down. It's the only way to get ALL the fuel out of it, and even a tiny amount of ethanol will do a major amount of damage. Once the tank is COMPLETELY empty, put it back on the bike, pour in a gallon of TruFuel, start the bike, and let it run for about 15 minutes. That's long enough to remove all the ethanol/gas/petrol from the carburetors/fuel lines/and EFI systems. TruFuel will NOT damage the fuel system, and will allow you to start the bike up from time to time. When it comes time to go riding again, just finish filling up the tank with whatever you use for fuel. Just don't leave it in there for more than a month. I have a 5 gallon gas can, and just about every time I put gas in my car, I first drain the gas out of a bike, pour it in the car, then take the gas can to the station with me and refill it with gas. When I get back home, I pour that new gas into the bike I drained the old gas out of. Not that big of a deal if you can remember to do it when you know you are going to the gas station anyway.
Mister Bee
Mister Bee Prieš 2 mėnesius
Who else visualized 28 grams in a totally different way...totally different material?
Mister Bee
Mister Bee Prieš 2 mėnesius
I'm only in 2 minutes and can say that this is THE BEST motorcycle video ever. Awesome intro, you're a genius. I think you meant to say "keeps Saudi Arabia out of our pants" not the other way around?
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