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Like several of you, I am re-animating a 2014 with 0 miles on it. It came with a half-tank of fuel when I picked it up from the dealer 12-14-16. I stored it over the winter in the heated basement of a local shop, the engine started, ran, and revved and sounded perfect. Two days ago I filled the tank the rest of the way, and put the first 30 miles on it (YES!...). On the way back, I thought it was running a tiny bit rough. Changed the oil, have new plugs on the way, tried siphoning out the fuel, got out about 3 gallons.
Is there a simple clean way to drain the tank completely, hopefully without removing it?
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I have seen a can of Seafoam work miracles on issues like that. Add about half a can of Seafoam to a full tank and hit the interstate for a half hour or so and you will probably be amazed. I would try that before I do anything else.
 

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When left to sit, the ethanol in the gas will suck moisture out of the air and bond with it, separating from the gasoline and settling to the bottom of your tank. At this point, you probably have gunk in the fuel pump. I'd go with some b12 chemtool for a couple or 3 tank fulls. Get out on the highway and burn up some miles. I feel like it works better than seafoam. Try to use non ethanol gas when you can. Check http://pure-gas.org/ for places near you that sell it. I have definitely seen an improvement in fuel economy using pure gas and it's better for your engine health too.
 

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thanks for the advice-
yesterday i went to pull the tank and discovered that one-half of the enitire bike's parts are fastened to the gas tank. so, guess i'll try the fuel treatment and some miles. and thanks for the link to the pure gas site- I found a station a couple miles from my house, and I think I'm ready to get religion about the evils of ethanol...
 

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thanks for the advice-
yesterday i went to pull the tank and discovered that one-half of the enitire bike's parts are fastened to the gas tank. so, guess i'll try the fuel treatment and some miles. and thanks for the link to the pure gas site- I found a station a couple miles from my house, and I think I'm ready to get religion about the evils of ethanol...
You might already know this from previous bikes but don't rely on the fuel guage. I set my trip A to 0 on each fillup, and note how many gals I put in. Using 87 ethanol, I usually get around 175 miles before the warning light and need about 4.3 gals to refill. Using 87 non ethanol, I get around 210 miles before the warning light. I'm not gentle on the throttle either, except when a cop is in sight. :)
 
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