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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 03-01-2016, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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Talking Ok, NOW I am officially impressed!

As odd as it may sound to some, possibly most of you, I have not yet actually even seen a can of Sea Foam. Never laid eyes on one. Today I bought a couple. Since the bike sat for 3-ish years in the garage I knew the carbs would be gunked up to whatever degree. It would run with the choke applied but would only idle that way. One blip of the throttle would kill it. I have been looking at threads here and you-tube videos on pulling them and cleaning the jets etc etc. I was not looking forward to doing that but, ya gotta do what ya gotta do. Last night I watched some you-tube videos on how to drain the carbs (which I knew anyway) and fill with SeaFoam to let sit overnight without having to pull them out. I figured what the heck, it's a lot easier than pulling them myself and a lot cheaper than hauling it to the nearest Kawasaki place to let them do it. Let's see what it can do. Well, I didn't even do that much (yet). All I did was pour some in the tank glug-glug-glug and turned around to do something with another bike I have. It sat for about 5 minutes. First time starting up the thing reved up on command basically going up and down the rpm's with not perfection but definitely working far, far better. WOW! I am officially impressed! I know it's not done yet but it went from barely running to, oh say 3/4 of normality with just that being done. Never again will I be without some.
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Many of us have been, and still are, members of the Church of Seafoam.

I too doubted its powers, but now my bikes, even the fuel injected ones, get their dose of the miraculous liquid on regular basis.

Over the all the years I've been here, I've seen doubters come and change their beliefs. The amount of testimonials on its wonder are large.
Never ever have seen a negative report.

Welcome to the church!
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Minus my Vulcan, the last used bike I purchased (2004 KLR250 2 weeks ago) was fed some Seafoam into the fuel tank and within a mile of riding, the throttle response and overall acceleration improved vastly. Even my fellow offroad buddy rode it before and after the Seafom was introduced and commented on how it improved throttle and pickup. Goes to show that "snake oil" products do have their purpose.

Ultimately, I pulled the Keihin carb off last Saturday for a thorough dip-n-scrub and now it's much happier.
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Now you are accepting what a number of us had doubted initially but came to believe after accepting the reality of just putting a small amount into a tank of fuel and running it through. Think about making this a semi regular part of your fill up procedure. Initially I would do it with each fill until the changes level off and become consistent. Then every two or three fill ups should keep you running clean. Also make sure you add a little extra if the bike will sit for any length of time and be sure to do it again when you get the bike back on the road. With the fuel additives at the pump it is the best insurance I have found for a smooth running motor. I usually carry a bottle with me at all times. I just picked up a few extras to get me going for the new season at Wallyworld for under $7.00. That is about the best price I have seen over the last two years.

and always remember, "Ride until you rot!"
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going forward. Five operations done and it still continues.

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Many of us have been, and still are, members of the Church of Seafoam.

I too doubted its powers, but now my bikes, even the fuel injected ones, get their dose of the miraculous liquid on regular basis.

Over the all the years I've been here, I've seen doubters come and change their beliefs. The amount of testimonials on its wonder are large.
Never ever have seen a negative report.

Welcome to the church!
I could hear the Angel Choir singing in the background as I read your post.

and always remember, "Ride until you rot!"
**Really not sure if the Big "C" is back right now
but having to face the fact that this is a lifetime routine
going forward. Five operations done and it still continues.

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Can I get an AMEN? I said, CAN I GET AN AMEN?
Amen, My Brother, Amen. How did I know who would be first to respond? At least you don't disappoint.

and always remember, "Ride until you rot!"
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Cause I live here,silly

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Seafoam....it's like Frank's Red Hot sauce.

I put that $h!t in everything!
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Seafoam....it's like Frank's Red Hot sauce.

I put that $h!t in everything!
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