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Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Chandler, Arizona
I have never heard of Redx, but have used Seafoam. It is good stuff, but has now been priced out of my reach. I use it to soak the float bowls on my Vulcan 750 about every 6 months, and that's about it. I use Chevron gas, which is supposed to have this stuff call Techron in it that helps clean the fuel system. However, that is not the case. I remove and clean the carburetors on my car and truck about once a year, and always find gunk in them. I also remove and clean the carbs on my daughters and my dirt bikes about once a year, and find gunk in them too. Even though all these vehicles still run good, I want to clean things up before it starts having a noticeable effect on how they run. So far, I have put 43,000 miles on my Vulcan, and it still runs fine, and I don't want to remove the carbs due to the degree of difficulty involved. But I know if I did remove them, I would find gunk inside. It happens to all carburetors. And yes, it happens to fuel injection systems too.
Also, I have found, through experience, that pouring fuel system cleaners like Gumout and Berryman Chemtool into car and truck gas tanks on a regular basis has no noticeable effect. The fact is, that gasoline contains components which do not evaporate, and they are always left behind when the other parts do evaporate. Simple physics. No matter what you put in the fuel, fuel systems need to be taken apart and cleaned once in a while. And I will eventually get around to doing it on the Vulcan. Jerry.
I am a motorcyclist, NOT a biker.
1997 Vulcan 750, purchased about a week ago
2006 Sportster 1200 Low
2013 Royal Enfield Bullet 500, converted to carb
2001 Yamaha XT225, heavily modified
2004 Honda Rebel 250
1979 Vespa P200E
2002 Vulcan 750 parts bike
1994 Yamaha XT225 parts bike