Post by vintagerider on May 5, 2015 17:40:49 GMT -6
Hi, my name is Jerry. I am new here. I have an '09 Genuine Stella 2T with 9800 miles on it, which I dearly love. However, I have developed rheumatoid arthritis over the past few years, and it has gotten to the point where shifting and clutching is very painful. I also have fibromyalgia, and the seat is also extremely uncomfortable. But no way am I selling this scooter. I love 2 strokes, and it is possible that I may be able to ride it again. I bought an SYM HD200 EVO CVT scooter to ride. Not nearly as much fun as the Stella, but no shifting or clutching, and a much more comfortable seat.
Now to my question. What to do with the Stella. What I want to do is drain ALL of the gas out of the tank and carb (we have ethanol gas here) and fill it up with kerosene as a preservative. I know how to do the carb, but what is the best way of dealing with the tank? How much gas will be left in the tank if I disconnect the fuel line from the carb, set the petcock on reserve, and let it drain. If it won't all drain out, can I remove the fuel gauge sending unit, and feed a long narrow piece of cloth down through the opening to soak up the rest of the gas? With both the gas cap and fuel gauge removed, I will be able to see the bottom of the tank with a 2AA MagLight, to see if there is any gas left.
Next questions are, is it ok to leave the oil in the injector tank? It is about 3/4 full with BelRay blue injector oil ($20 a qt) And lastly, is there anything I can do to help protect the crank seals from drying out and cracking? The scooter will be stored indoors, in my living room. Right now I don't know for how long, but it could be awhile. Bad battery has already been removed and thrown away. Thanks for any information you can give me. Jerry.
Long term storage,,,, wicking the tank dry is an option,,,I personally would pull the tank and pour it out and blow it dry with compressed air,,,i wouldn't fill it with kerosene,,, I'd hit it with a little wd40 and call it a wrap,,,I just got a two stroke Yamaha chappy that had the oil in the tank for 7 years and it was fine,,,depends on how long you plan on storing it,,,,if it is stored indoors correctly mothballed you can pull it out 10 years from now fill it with gas ,, put a battery and it should lite right up,,,