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    Seafoam
    on: Nov 25, 2021, 12.08 pm
    Nov 25, 2021, 12.08 pm
    All,

    Can Seafoam be used the help keep the TB'd clean??

    Thanks!
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    Re: Seafoam
    Reply #1 on: Nov 25, 2021, 01.06 pm
    Nov 25, 2021, 01.06 pm
    Two questions :

    1) What is “Seafoam” ?

    2) What is “the TB’d” ?


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    Re: Seafoam
    Reply #2 on: Nov 25, 2021, 01.50 pm
    Nov 25, 2021, 01.50 pm
    Sorry,

    Seafoam is a gas additive that cleans fuel systems and combats ethanol.
    TB's are throttle Bodies.

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    Re: Seafoam
    Reply #3 on: Nov 25, 2021, 03.21 pm
    Nov 25, 2021, 03.21 pm
    On various forums Seafoam is generally highly regarded as a concentrated cleaner.  A dose in your fuel probably wouldn't do any harm.  However, I suggest you don't overthink things as there are many of the bikes that have never had any additives added are are running fine.  If you have a specific issue with the Throttle Bodies and want to try adding a dose before doing anything else then I'd go ahead.

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    Re: Seafoam
    Reply #4 on: Nov 25, 2021, 05.11 pm
    Nov 25, 2021, 05.11 pm
    *Originally Posted by Rick505 [+]
    On various forums Seafoam is generally highly regarded as a concentrated cleaner.  A dose in your fuel probably wouldn't do any harm.  However, I suggest you don't overthink things as there are many of the bikes that have never had any additives added are are running fine.  If you have a specific issue with the Throttle Bodies and want to try adding a dose before doing anything else then I'd go ahead.

    I agree.
    If you use quality gasoline (i.e. Top Tier), and don’t let your bike sit for months without use, there shouldn’t be a real need for additives. I do have motorcycles that sit in Winter storage in Northern Wisconsin, and with those, I make a point of running several tanks of ethanol free premium gas before treating the last fill-up with StaBil before storage. I’ve been doing that for many years, and have never had a problem with immediate start-up once Spring arrives...  :038:
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    Re: Seafoam
    Reply #5 on: Nov 25, 2021, 06.25 pm
    Nov 25, 2021, 06.25 pm
    I add a bottle annually and run that tank a little harder and give it a bit more idle time.  It may do nothing but make me feel better with this fuel injected bike, but I do it anyway.  Perhaps it does help even them sty a bit cleaner.
    My last MC was a 2000 Goldwing GL1500SE.  Last year of the carbs.  Did this same thing to it and it still ran like a sewing machine at 130K (when it got rear-ended and totaled) whereas many others had needed to remove/rebuild/work on their carbs long before then.
    I do this with my cages, too.  The manual for our Hyundai actually specifies to use an additive every (?) miles.  It is direct injected gas and I think they tend to carbon up a bit?  So I add a bottle each oil change on that car.
    I also use only top tier fuels.  Always Chevron or Shell around here.
    It's (Seafoam) cheap.
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    Re: Seafoam
    Reply #6 on: Nov 25, 2021, 06.32 pm
    Nov 25, 2021, 06.32 pm
    In the UK our "Regular" Gas ( Petrol ) has just gone from 5% Ethanol to 10% Ethanol.

    I haven't noticed any difference in performance at all as yet, but it's still early days !  :159:


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    Re: Seafoam
    Reply #7 on: Nov 25, 2021, 06.47 pm
    Nov 25, 2021, 06.47 pm
    We are 10% ethanol most everywhere in all grades. The only 'clear' had available is premium. I don't need that octane level in the TTSE so not worth the premium price of about $1.50 a gallon more than any eth blend octane rating.
    Year round rider here!