Its that time of year again!
Had to run the carbs dry and put the "Summer" machines away for the winter.
I waited too long to get the restored ones put away and ended up having to drive the poor 800 in the muddy/ wet grass which made the tires filthy!
Running your carbs dry might be a bad thing there is still a small amount of fuel that will be left in the bottom of the fuel bowl which will absorb the water because of the ethanol based gas and rust out the bottom of the carb .Unless of course you are running ethanol free fuel .
Just finished off my small engine class last week and the instructor who is a small engine mechanic for the last 27 years could not express enough that that is a killer of jets in carbs .
Top off your tanks with sta-bil mixed gas let them run for 5 mins turn off the engine and shut off the fuel supply for storage .
I far from clam to know anything but I have seen first hand what fuel looks like after 6 months+ its some nasty stuff when it goes bad :)