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    Question Does Seafoam really work on our jet size?

    Local bike mechanic claims Seafoam doesn't work on TW size jets...

    What do you think? Is it helping with the upkeep on your bike?

    Also, what additive do you use if you do use ethanol gas?

    BTW, resurrected my 1987 TW with the help of this forum... THANK YOU, one and all!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fujimo View Post
    Local bike mechanic claims Seafoam doesn't work on TW size jets...

    What do you think? Is it helping with the upkeep on your bike?

    Also, what additive do you use if you do use ethanol gas?

    BTW, resurrected my 1987 TW with the help of this forum... THANK YOU, one and all!
    Yes, seafoam will help keep your carb and jets clean as an additive. If gas can flow through the jets, so can the seafoam. As far as an ethanol treatment, you can use seafoam for that as well.
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    I've used Seafoam for years to ungunk lawn mower carbs and I think their jets are smaller than a Dub.
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    I use it in everything from tiny Honda generators with iity bitty jets (that is the official size) to most recently, my new (to me) PC800 that would barely run on choke. The stuff works miracles on all sorts of stuff.

    Got me three cans onsite so I don't run out.

    Saves a bunch of carb disassembly. There is a crapload (the actual official number is a national secret) of motorcycles around here, and they all get Seafoamed sooner than later.
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    Seafoam often works a lot better than local bike mechanics.
    Cheaper and often quicker too.
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    it works! my riding mower was running funny the other day. seafoam and run great since....
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    I have always used Redline Complete Fuel system cleaner. Have seen some test done with and without with similar bikes fuel etc. And the valves and intake stayed much cleaner. But as far as seafoam or any other it is so diluted that it would be fine. If it didn't run through the jets where would it go??

    If you have access to REC90 fuel, I would run it. It is widely available here because of all the boats, but it is pure gasoline, no ethanol. Which equates to no water issues and more power.
    Last edited by KeysRyder; 05-12-2015 at 01:23 PM.

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    Thank you for the replies...

    works better than mechanics... I laughed out loud.
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    Ha me too...
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    If that mechanic doesn't use Seafoam what does he use? Certainly, not his brain.
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