Re: Winter Storage
I ride all winter but with 4 spare bikes some will end up idle for up to a year or more. I do nothing except next time I start them dribble a little gas out the bottom of the float bowl. To check for water or rust like they do for airplanes.
IMO letting these systems dry out is bad for gaskets and rubber in the valve. When they do occasionally dry out my biggest problem is leaks. Sometimes the gas is gone or don't run good so I have to fill the tank up again. I'd love to see this "enamel" everybody's talking about.