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    Hi Guys,
    Has anyone used a product called, Sea Foam, in their gas? How do you think of it? Is it recommended?

  • #2
    Search the site for "Sea Foam" and you'll find that it is highly used and recommended by this group.

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    • #3
      About as common as using gasoline to make the engine run. It cleans carbs and injectors and stabilizes moisture that is attracted by the ethanol in the fuel. It’s a must when putting the bike away for the winter with a full tank of ethanol fuel. Berryman’s B12 and Techron Plus are similar. I run it about every fifth tank or so. Also Marvel Mystery Oil helps clean and lube the upper end.

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      • #4
        I use only MMO cause its cheaper and you get more where I buy. No issues either or Seafoam products

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        • Shores
          Shores commented
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          It's my understanding that MMO is not a fuel stabilizer as far as moisture is concerned. It's a solvent.

      • #5
        I’ve been running seafoam occasionally, and buying ethanol free gas most of the time, without ethanol, the gas doesn’t like to pick up water

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        • #6
          I run a few tankfuls now and then just to clean out the carb, more so in the colder months, I ride about 11mo of the year. Gotta try the MMO on of these days.

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          • #7
            The old discussions said add a bottle of Sea Foam to a full tank of gas and then go run the gas out prior to changing the engine oil. And only put in 4 qts. Cleans things up and makes for a good excuse to go ride! Then use periodically at recommended amounts. I add about every 4th gas up. I also use MMO at gas ups. It’s just my “seat of the bike” opinion, but bike seems to run cooler with MMO. First noticed this walking the bike down Main Street at Bike Week (which I no longer do).

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            • #8
              Techron Concentrate Plus about every 4th tank to keep the sending unit from being overcome with sulfides (in all gas) that’ll attack the sweep’s silver contacts.

              Injectors seem to benefit, as well.


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              • #9
                Originally posted by Tropicalrs View Post
                The old discussions said add a bottle of Sea Foam to a full tank of gas and then go run the gas out prior to changing the engine oil. And only put in 4 qts.........
                This doesn’t seem correct. Per the instructions you add 1 ounce per gallon of fuel or a bottle to an entire car fuel tank. Also you can add it to the oil prior to an oil change, but remove some oil first then top off with SF.

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                • Tropicalrs
                  Tropicalrs commented
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                  I admit it is not per directions. In the past it was a regular suggestion to try to fix SVS. Mine is a 2003 so SVS is not a problem for me. But I do periodically spend the money to run a bottle through. Probably a waste of money. Maybe not.

              • #10
                The method for treating SVS versus cleaning carbs and injectors versus cleaning oil passageways before an oil change are different.

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                  • #12
                    Sea Foam will clean out fuel lines and hopefully burn it off. I blew up 2 older tractor lawn mowers using sea foam. Thought I was doing the right thing , but it clogged my carbs. with fuel line crap. I,ve never used it since. Just saying

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                    • roadiemort
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                      Lol, used as directed on the bottle it is safe to use and many here do as most of us can read, so what is your problem again?

                  • #13
                    Don't put a whole bottle in gas tank... Terrible idea. Full tank (5.3 gal) should have about 10-11 OZ for a clean out and then 1 OZ per gallon after that for every somoften earning. Adding a few ounces to oil and rising 50 miles prior to oil change is not a bad thing either. Can use too much and have negative side effects so don't go adding a whole can anywhere.
                    LET'S RIDE

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