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Why I Like Seafoam - Your Stories?

So I thought it might be interesting to discuss how using the Seafoam product improved your motorcycle's performance (or not) . I'll start. I bought a new (to me) '97 Valkyrie, which has 6 carburetors. It had 20K miles on it when I bought it, and looking at the current registration and title, the current owner had ridden it 4k miles in 3 years. The previous owners had ridden it 16k miles in 16 years. So I knew it had sat around not ridden a lot with Ethanol gas in it. At first it ran 'ok' and idled low ... around 600rpm. It should idle at 900rpm +- 100rpm. So I loaded up a tankful of premium gas laced with the recommended dosage of Seafoam and I turned up the idle to 900rpm. I was out riding the next day and at one stop I noticed the idle was @1200rpm. Instantly I knew why...the Seafoam was doing it's work. Next day I turned the idle back down to 900 rpm and it's been there rock solid since. What happened you might ask? The Seafoam cleaned out varnish from possibly several low speed/pilot jets in those 6 carbs and made them behave. Not to mention it cleaned whatever trash was in any other jets. Love this product. George said to me first thing...run Seafoam through it. I told him I already did. I am not affiliated with Seafoam in any way, I just like the product and recommend it to anyone who will listen.



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That sounds Great Harry. I been planing on trying that, and now Ill try it for sure. Thanks.
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@bd* , it's worth running it through your bike twice a season to keep the fuel flow in top shape. I also winterize the bike with it in the tank. It stabilizes Ethanol fuel.



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I'm a big fan. I use it on the bike at the start of every season.. and the lawn mower.. and anything else that has an engine.

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Bikes, mowers, tractors. They all get a taste of seafoam in the spring. I used it many times to avoid tearing down carbs. At 7-$8.00 a can it's money well spent.

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Bikes, mowers, tractors. They all get a taste of seafoam in the spring. I used it many times to avoid tearing down carbs. At 7-$8.00 a can it's money well spent.
Right on smilie. I used it once on a generator that was idling up and down (hunting). Brought it back to life in a day.



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What do y'all think about using seafoam in a new(er) bike with fuel injection? I am not having any problems with the bike just thinking that using it might prevent problems and keep the fuel system clean.

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Hmmm, I have a pressure washer that's idling up n down, figured it needed torn down, maybe I'll try it for the heckuvit. Not sold just yet, but I have used it on the bike and a few other items as a maintenance gig, not a repair yet...

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I love the stuff! Run it in a couple tank fulls a year.

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I was starting to have an annoying popping on deceleration a few years ago. Started to use non ethanol fuel and adding ‘Seafoam’ and the problem disappeared completely after about two tanks of fuel with the addative. Runs smooth and works as a stabilizer as well. This is on my 2004 Sabre 1100. Use the non ethanol fuel and Seafoam most of the time now. I like it.
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