So I decided to write about this fuel issue we seem to be having with all our toys and power equipment. Life is busy and no time to be out draining fuel tanks and carb bowls, but I'm sorry to say you just have to do it. So I will give you just a couple tips that can save you time and money.
1. If you use a 5 gallon gas can, try using just a 1 gallon can so that the fuel is replenished more often. Premium fuel wouldn't hurt either
2. Add stabile or a gas treatment to the fuel tank or even the gas can. This will keep the gas fresh a little longer.
3. If you know you are not going to be using the unit for a long time, drain all fuel from carb area, most dirt and street bikes that have carbs are easy to drain with either a flat head screw driver or an allen wrench. Power equipment can be done most of the time with a 10mm socket or wrench to drain the float bowl. (make sure the fuel valve is off).
4. The best way to keep up on our off road toys and power equipment is to keep them running. Every couple of weeks pull them out, start them up and charge batteries as needed. This will hopfully prevent running problems and save a little money.