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What is your favorite fuel treatment?

Engine, Fuel and Exhaust

View Poll Results: What is your favorite Fuel treatment
Sea Foam 47 58.02%
Lucas 8 9.88%
Stp 3 3.70%
valvoline 1 1.23%
3m 0 0%
other 22 27.16%
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Old Apr 5th, 2008, 09:53 PM     #11
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Re: What is your favorite fuel treatment?

Quote: Originally Posted by glider View Post
It's not needed on a regular basis, depending on how much idle time the bike spends. I would say every 3 or so months to give it some injector cleaner.
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Man , you learn something every day . I always thought Marvel Mystery Oil
was only for winter storage . What does MMO do as an additive ?
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Old Apr 5th, 2008, 10:11 PM     #12
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Re: What is your favorite fuel treatment?

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It keeps things clean in the fuel like injectors or carb if you have one. In the oil, it is a detergent additive that will keep any buildup in the crank case from becoming a problem. It's more than just for winter lay up.

With the synthetic oils of today, the MMO isn't as important as it was in the past years with the dino oils.
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Old Apr 6th, 2008, 12:06 PM     #13
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Re: What is your favorite fuel treatment?

I used it to free up the rings on both my bikes. When I pulled them out of the barn before even attempting to roll them over I let them sit for a week with marvels in the cylinders. I had no problems starting the fxrs and hopefully I will have no problems starting the sportster when it becomes time to try.
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Old Apr 6th, 2008, 10:01 PM     #14
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Re: What is your favorite fuel treatment?

Its still a Mystery to me I have never used it, but its older than me I can see how it would lube the carb and keep things a little smother in there!

I might try it someday?
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Old Apr 7th, 2008, 12:44 AM     #15
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Re: What is your favorite fuel treatment?

I will only use Red Line Motorcycle Gas Treatment. I use it every 3 months in my Harley and my Sportbike.

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Old Apr 13th, 2008, 10:35 PM     #16
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Re: What is your favorite fuel treatment?

This is all new to me. I come from owning a VTX 1300 S model, and I know one the VTXOA Forum, gas treatments was a no no in the VTX 1300. So I figure that gas treatments or additives were not to be used in any motorcycles because the way they are built. Is this not ture for Harley's?
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Re: What is your favorite fuel treatment?

Fuel treatments in almost any internal combustion engine are OK if used properly and not over done.
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Old Apr 14th, 2008, 08:18 AM     #18
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Re: What is your favorite fuel treatment?

Well I see alot of people use the Sea Foam. What is sea foam, and where can you get it? I myself have never heard of it. Now STP and Lucas I have seen, but redline and this other stuff is new to me. I have seen this stuff call power booster at my loacl bike shop, but the Sea Foam and other stuff is new to me.

I know that Marathon uses STP in their gas at the pump, and Chevon uses Techon in their gas. Would that not be the same? or is that different.
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Re: What is your favorite fuel treatment?

Sea foam is usually available in marine supply stores and works well.

Here's a bit more info on it.
I've heard people say that if you put your ear to the empty can, you can hear the ocean.

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Old Apr 14th, 2008, 11:26 AM     #20
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Re: What is your favorite fuel treatment?

We find Sea Foam at the local Advanced Auto. I haven't looked anywhere else for it, (this is close to the house). It is in a white can with red letters. I'd get a pic, but I gave my camera to my niece after hers was stolen. Actually, the can looks a little generic, but the stuff seems to work well.
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