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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 09:01 PM Thread Starter
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Seafoam help

My bike has been feeling kinda like its not working like it used to so I'm going to try the seafoam for the first time ever. I'm going to change the oil and filter and was wondering how much of the seafoam I need to use. How much do I put on the oil and how much do I put in the gas tank? Thanks In advanced... Any help us appreciated...

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 11:42 PM
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Do Not Use Seafoam In Your Oil!
There is absolutely no need for it in an engine that gets frequent oil changes. Bad things happen when you thin the viscosity of or oil with Seafoam.

Personally, I'm not a big fan of Seafoam. Sort of over rated and overused IMO. Others swear by it, others do not.

If you use it, use the recommended dosage (up to 2 oz. per gallon of gasoline) correctly and put it directly into the fuel tank only. Another alternative is Star Tron Fuel Treatment. Star Tron also makes a marine formula, however you don't have to worry about over dosing or getting the mix ratio wrong. You can buy it the same places you find SeaFoam. The stuff works great and has some real good reviews.

Star Tron seems to be a better fuel stabilizer and you can't over dose with it, like you can Sea Foam. Star Tron comes in three different concentrations for mixing convenience. There is a small engine, diesel and marine formula. I use the marine formula because it's more concentrated so you use less. An 8 fl. oz. bottle treats up to 128 gallons of gas. I've been using it in my cars, bike and lawn equipment.

Here is something that can happen on a rare occasion with Seafoam and the right /wrong condition.

Apparently it's rare and can happen in boats.
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Thanks a lot for the reply..

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-04-2013, 05:05 PM
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I my self don't use seafoam for motorcycle application, but I use it in my car and truck. You may want to check the engine timing (carb) and plugs. It may need some cleaning or replacement.
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unless the engine has been neglected and is badly sludged up inside, I would advise AGAINST using it in the oil as well. A moderate amount used as instructed in the fuel should be fine.. however that is really just a light chemical cleaning for the carburetors, assuming they are dirty.

Otherwise, you may want to look at dirty or worn spark plugs as well.. with only two cylinders, it doesn't take much to go wrong to affect how the bike runs.
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No need for seafoam in the oil...
lol over dosing on seafoam!!!
Your bike can run on seafoam alone,although a bit expensive fuel.
Follow the directions on the can,or look online see what people are saying.
Personal experience was with my dads VTX 1300 was running ruff and sputtering off throttle.The mechanic at the honda dealer said he needed carbs cleaned but first try seafoam.
Half the bottle in a full tank.Bike has been running mint ever since.Dad adds a capful to every tank now for the past 5 years.
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Omg I just realized how old this thread is
Hahaha


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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-23-2014, 11:40 AM
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Well, it's not THAT old, lol. Actually this is good info. I was thinking of taking my carbs apart to clean them before starting the season, but honestly, the bike is running well at the moment, so why go through the headach. I am doing the needle shim mod and removing the snorkle though.

I will keep SeaFoam in mind for later in the season after I've gone through the first tank of the leftover "winter gas". Seems like a little bit couldn't hurt to ensure that the carbs stay gunk free.

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