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Do anyone recommend turning the fuel tap to off between rides...
A service manager gave me this info a long time ago and I've always stuck sign it. Being the crap in gas that creates tar, varnish, etc. is formed by that gas being left in the carb, he suggests shutting the petcock off and letting the bike idle til all the gas is burned out of the carb and it does. (Don't forget to shut your key off after the motor dies...lol). Made perfect sense to me, been doing it for over 10 years, and carb always starts right up and runs smooth after sitting for periods of time. If I'm running/stopping all day, I just leave the fuel on. Gil
 

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I always shut mine off when I turn off the bike unless I know I'll be right back on it in 5 minutes
I always turn mine off, for safety and security.
All it takes is for the carb float to stick open once with the gas on and you’re likely to have a couple gallons on the floor under the bike within a short time.
Let’s say some ner-do-well decides to rip off your ride, they won’t think about the fuel shutoff and run out before they get down the road too far.
 
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