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Fuel Removal - Best way

So i'm dusting off the versys for summer use, had it stored for 3 months. Yes I did all the proper care, oil changes, full checkup, everything. However I forgot to add fuel stabilizer into the last 2 gallons of gas in the tank. I didn't remember this until I saw the can I bought unopened in my toolbox (doh). My question is, whats the best way to remove the bad gas, a fuel siphoning kit, or is there an easy way to remove using fuel lines? This is my first new bike and am not used to an engine without carbs and petcocks. I have the PDF manual, but couldn't find a decent description of how to remove fuel. Any ideas or suggestions would be helpful! Thanks!
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I don't know what others think but I don't consider 3 month old gas to be bad gas. If it was me, I'd fill the rest of the tank with a jerry can and just run that old gas through the bike. Otherwise siphon the gas out with a soft plastic tube. It's pretty hard to get it all out though and removing the tank and inverting it to try and pour the gas out doesn't work (I tried last year).
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Yeah 3 months won't be a problem, especially if stored in a cold/cool spot. Premium gas stays good longer... Syphoning it out is the only way mentioned in repair manual. I suppose there'd be a way to feed 12 volts to the fuel pump plug-in and let it pump it out.
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I agree with Mt Vesuvius.
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I agree with Mt. Vesuvius too, and I might throw in a few ounces of Seafoam if I were really worried about the injectors getting gummed up.
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