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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-31-2008, 01:44 AM Thread Starter
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Fuel additives that clean carbs?

Is there anything that I can add to my fuel that will clean the carbs if there are any deposits in them (fuel injector cleaners, etc...)?
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Seafoam and Berrymans B-12 are the only ones I know of but I'm sure there are others, just be sure there's no rust in your tank! Really, really sure!
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I don't trust seafoam, I'd rather stick to the big chemical company names. Berrymans B-12 worked so well on my dads car back, shit I guess 20 years ago now it fucked up the carb instead. It broke loose all the garbage inside of it, that the garbage plugged up every passageway the fuel goes through in the carb.

so we ended up having the carb taken apart and dipped etc.


I regualarly use gumout's "regain" fuel system cleaner GUMOUT

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Techron works pretty good. However, if you run BP's or Chevron's 93 octane all the time you won't have to worry about carb issues. Those both have cleaning agents in them.

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Their midgrade and regular have the same stuff in them, as far as I know. If your bike doesn't need premium, there's no reason to pay extra unless you just want to get rid of some money.

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Sometimes I feel like printing out a page explaining what octane ratings mean, and how different octanes burn. You have no idea how many people give me shit for running 87.

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I use Techron. One bottle treats both my 600RR and my wife's 600RR.

I use it every couple thousand miles or so.

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Their midgrade and regular have the same stuff in them, as far as I know. If your bike doesn't need premium, there's no reason to pay extra unless you just want to get rid of some money.
The midgrade BP fuels have very little and almost none in the 87 octane. Most 87 octane fuels are very similar it doesn't matter which brand is being used. my family owns many BP stations and one of the largest fuel/lube distributors in northern Indiana.

You are correct though about not running 93 if your motor only requires 87.
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Get a bottle of seafoam, pour it into your tank, let it sit overnight/a day and it'll run better. That's what I did and it worked wonders.

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