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Bought my 700xx about 4 weeks after lurking here and several other forums for a couple of months. So far so good in the desert south of Las Vegas (Thats where I ride). Throttle is a bit touchy, but I am getting used to it. Anyways, I have always turned off the gas on my carbureted quads and let them run until they are out of gas when done for the day. I treat my gas with stabilizer, but always run them dry as well, zero chances of problems.

What do you do with the 700xx? Ive tried it, but it seems like it runs for ever and never dies with the fuel cut off. But I also thought that maybe its not a good idea to run it out of fuel due to the strain on the fuel pump.

So, treated gas and put her away wet (fuel turned off)
or Treat gas and turn off fuel till she runs dry.

cheers!

BTW bought my 700xx mostly for the IRS. Went honda over polaris do to reliability (I am regularly 10 miles away from ANYTHING, lol) , and FI cause its just cool, and even cooler not using a choke!
 

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Don't run it out of gas. That is bad for the injectors and stuff on anything that is FI. Plus, if you try, it will take I think around 10-15 minutes of it sitting around idling.
 

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I just shut my quad off and turn the gas to off. I never use any fuel treatment and re-fill my tank after each ride. But then again, I don't store my quad for any long periods... I ride most weekends all year long.

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Don't run it out of gas. That is bad for the injectors and stuff on anything that is FI. Plus, if you try, it will take I think around 10-15 minutes of it sitting around idling.
Thanks, that confirms my instincts!

Roadkill, I wish I always rode that much, but there always seems to be a few occasions a year where even though I thought Id be doing a lot of riding, 6 weeks goes by and no riding. Had a bike that in 6 weeks, if gas was not treated, 100% had to have the carb rebuilt. 2 $200 bills later, I guess im hypersensitive, lol.

BTW, bought the 13tooth sproket will be installing that soon. Even though Im a desert rider, I tend to ride whoopy technical stuff so low speed controllability is more imortant than top speed. Currently shopping for ds450 shocks. You guys were not kidding that the factory fronts really are like "pogo sticks".
 

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I use fuel treatment in everything but my cars and trucks. I just use star tron, but that is b/c of all the darn ethanol out here.
 

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Do you shut the gas off on your efi car lol.
If it had a way I could I am sure I would. I always shut the fuel off on all my quads, just habit.

If you are adding the fuel treatment, you do not need to run it out of fuel. Since it is treated, it is probably better for the lines and everything to stay wet. You are right though, the thing will run forever with the fuel shut off. I bet I rode a good 8 miles once with the fuel off before it died.

I would say if you have the fuel treatment in it, shut the fuel off, let it idle for half a minute or so, then shut it off. Quad will be just fine.

I agree with you though, Vegas gas is junk, I won't let it sit in anything for more then a month. Well, maybe the lawnmower, but thats about it!

Doug
 

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Don't run it out of gas. That is bad for the injectors and stuff on anything that is FI. Plus, if you try, it will take I think around 10-15 minutes of it sitting around idling.
Wouldnt like to comment about running out bad for the injectors but , am road legal and plenty of fuel stations around here so we go out and fuel up when getting low..
Have hit reserve a few times now whilst moving, reach down,switch to reserve and its instant recovery and off you go again !
A fuel injected raptor is exactly the same when it runs out .
 

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Fuel selector

Just bought an 08 xx. I've been reading some threads about the fuel selector bei g put on some bikes backwards. Is there any validity to that. 6 o'clock says on on mine and 12oclock says reserve. Is that how it should be?
 

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Wouldnt like to comment about running out bad for the injectors but , am road legal and plenty of fuel stations around here so we go out and fuel up when getting low..
Have hit reserve a few times now whilst moving, reach down,switch to reserve and its instant recovery and off you go again !
A fuel injected raptor is exactly the same when it runs out .
My Trx700 gives no warning when it runs out of gas. It dosent stumble sputter or spit, just shuts off. So theres no time to reach down and flip to reserve, and keep unit running.
 

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you misunderstand what i was trying to say, a raptor, like the honda more or less instantly dies when it runs out..
Pour some fuel into the raptor and it instantly fires straight up, no coughing or spluttering.
Likewise the trx when out of main tank fires straight back up when reserve turned on, or whilst coasting and flicking the fuel tap to res and it restarts..
Was only saying this as a previous poster heard that it took ages to restart one when it ran out of fuel

Strange thing about fuel.. I have many engined powered things and for instance a cbr 600 sat for 3 years outside in london..
Decided to resurect it.. new battery, changed oil, turned key and after 5-10 secs of cranking she fired up and ran lovely..
Same with 2 stroke outboard engines.. Leave for up to a year yet they start and run fine..
Other bikes have never had a problem either..
wonder if the ambient temp has anything to do with it ?
 

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My Trx700 gives no warning when it runs out of gas. It dosent stumble sputter or spit, just shuts off. So theres no time to reach down and flip to reserve, and keep unit running.
I do agree with this one, I thought I'd seized the motor the first time it did it.lol.
 

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Only run out one time, but it stopped in it's tracks. When I switched to reserve, it took a long time to get it started. Thought I was going to run the battery down. I think the problem was that I was working the throttle. On a normal start up, mine will not start if you give it some throttle. If I leave the trhottle alone, it will crank right up.
 

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Yea with the EFI you don’t want to be giving it gas. I've found the Trx700xx is hard to restart any way when it's hot and stalls out. And it seams to like to restart better in neutral than in gear.
 
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