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post #1 of 21 Old 05-13-2016, 08:58 PM Thread Starter
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Using Seafoam additive

I've heard that the old timer bikers always use this. Since we are using 93 octane fuel does it make any sense to use this additive. Unsure if it is a octane booster or cleaner.
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post #2 of 21 Old 05-13-2016, 09:06 PM
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I use it ,fuel system cleaner and crank case cleaner,I only use it in the fuel on the bike about every 6 months .put it in my car,truck crank case about 100 miles before i change the oil,have not done that on the bike.

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If your fuel pump gets noisy this might help, or if your bike sits a long time, maybe for bad gas.

It won't hurt anything as long as you don't use it every tank or something. I remember someone putting it on top of rubber washers and it caused them to expand, but it took a long time, and that was full strength, not mixed with gas.
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I wouldn't use it every tank. It contains hydrocarbons and isopropanol which is a solvent but also absorbs moisture.

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Every tank is probably a waste of money. I've used it in some older cars/trucks in the crankcase for a short period to free up some sticking parts/clean up the top end. Makes a huge difference firing it through a vacuum line into the intake manifold though and it will smoke comically. Great stuff though, use it all the time in basically anything combustion.
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I would never put it in the oil. It will thin the oil and lower the lubrication properties. It might have some benefit in the fuel tank in cases of storage or bad fuel.
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I've heard that the old timer bikers always use this. Since we are using 93 octane fuel does it make any sense to use this additive. Unsure if it is a octane booster or cleaner.
"Old timer bikers"?
I guess you meant that as a sign of respect.
My question is why are you burning premium fuel anyway?

Nothing wrong with Seafoam, but not on a regular basis unless you enjoy burning money too.

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Usefulness of Seafoam has no correlation to Octane rating.

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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OK how about sage ole riders!
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You may have heard from old riders. How sage they are is debatable. Modern fuels, oils and engines are better. I wouldn't use Seafoam regularly any more than I would ever use STP in the oil.
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