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Adding Seafoam Directly into the Carbs?

Does anybody ever just add seafoam directly into the carbs, let sit over night, then drain?

Is that a more effective deep clean than adding it to the fuel line?

What's the maximum ratio of seafoam to fuel you would consider in the tank?

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yes. (if you only wish to clean the carbs...fuel lines and petcocks get dirty too of course)


a half can in a full tank.




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i've had some great results with disconnecting the two fuel lines from the petcock and pouring seafoam directly into the carbs, letting it sit about 30 minutes, and then draining. completely cleared up some strange idling issues.

as far as seafoam in the tank, i've definitely read on this site where some riders have poured the entire can into one tank of gas. i've done that with no adverse effects, but the only thing which really cleared up some of the carb problems was straight seafoam into the carbs. worked like magic.

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Some questions on the Seafoam direct to the carbs process.

Is the bike running or not? Do you have to empty the carbs of gas first, say by running the bike until it dies with the fuel hoses off the petcock and then pouring in the Sea Foam?
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You could do it that way, or disco the fuel line with petcock off and open the carb drain to remove gas. Then add seafoam into the carb through the fuel line. Then drain it in the morning and slap things back together. I'd still run a good dose of seafoam through the gas tank as well. I usually add seafoam in small doses (maybe 3 oz) in about every third or fourth tank full of gas just on a regular basis to keep things clean. I especially add seafoam to a tank where I know I won't be riding the bike much, like in rainy February weather! Keeps things clean for when you are ready to go. Since I bought the 1500 I hadn't ridden the 750 for a month (March) and last weekend I took the 750 for a ride. When I touched the start button it fired up so fast I didn't even feel the button push in under my thumb or hear the starter turn over. I am a firm believer in seafoam!

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You could do it that way, or disco the fuel line with petcock off and open the carb drain to remove gas. Then add seafoam into the carb through the fuel line. Then drain it in the morning and slap things back together. I'd still run a good dose of seafoam through the gas tank as well. I usually add seafoam in small doses (maybe 3 oz) in about every third or fourth tank full of gas just on a regular basis to keep things clean. I especially add seafoam to a tank where I know I won't be riding the bike much, like in rainy February weather! Keeps things clean for when you are ready to go. Since I bought the 1500 I hadn't ridden the 750 for a month (March) and last weekend I took the 750 for a ride. When I touched the start button it fired up so fast I didn't even feel the button push in under my thumb or hear the starter turn over. I am a firm believer in seafoam!
Dang, Fergy; didn't realize you'd gotten the Classic, 'til I read this! lol Shows how much I've been payin' attention...

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Yep JD I found a deal I couldn't pass up. Man I'm lovin that 1500. Plus I've brought an end to the drought in Central Texas since I bought it

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That's funny, I've done the same thing to the drought in Nebraska since I got my VN up and running. I think we've had 2 clear days in 2 weeks...
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