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Is it okay to use fuel injector cleaners on bikes? Thanks!
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Is it okay to use fuel injector cleaners on bikes? Thanks!
Use SeaFoam, absolutely acceptable.
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Is it okay to use fuel injector cleaners on bikes? Thanks!
Use SeaFoam, absolutely acceptable.
Thanks thanks! Added seafoam yesterday and kept the rpm near redline for a 15 mins ride. Started my bike today and the idle seems to have gone better.
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Edit - Actually, i do that when i lube my chain on the stand.

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amsoil as that cleaner. I've used seafoam in past, np's.
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Used seafoam too. Works fine. Just make sure you scale it based on tank size according to the instructions on the bottle.

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What's the easiest place to insert the Seafoam tube? I'm guess it's downstream from the airbox but that means removing the tank and reinstalling it again? Is there an easier way?

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I just poured it in the filler cap into the tank.

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What's the easiest place to insert the Seafoam tube? I'm guess it's downstream from the airbox but that means removing the tank and reinstalling it again? Is there an easier way?

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Two different types of seafoam. The type you're referring to is a mist injected down the intake manifold for cleaning piston crowns and the type poured into the tank is more for injectors. But the answer, I believe, would be no there is no easier way to use that product to clean carbon from the pistons. It has to be applied through the intake and it cannot go through the air filter first.
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Thanks thanks! Added seafoam yesterday and kept the rpm near redline for a 15 mins ride. Started my bike today and the idle seems to have gone better.
Near redline was completely unnecessary, and stupid for 15 minutes on a good bike let alone yours. Sure it handled it but most certainly you did more harm then good.
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