Originally Posted by BigFish
Do what it says in yer owners manual, duh!!
I would drain most all the gas out of the tank/s, start it up and let it run out of gas. Then drain whats left in the carb. Then, while the oil is still warm, drain the oil and refill with whatever oil yer gonna use in the spring. No need to change the filter. Stick to what it says in the Kaw. engine owners manual.
I disagree with that, have heard it will dry out parts inside the carburator. I typically blow everything off, then wash real good. Put on sharp blades, grease everything, and park it in the corner of the shop, hooked up to a battery maintainer. Some people say you need no fuel in it, others swear by a full tank plus Stabil. I do neither and haven't had any problems, but our winters aren't real cold or long anymore either.