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I want to clean my injectors and thought I'd see what you guys use and trust the most....In the Automotive Mechanic field, we use a 3 part system put out by BG....1 part added to tank and 2 parts are ran through a pressurized canister into the fuel rail.....I want to use this on my bike but not sure if it's safe for it...but this stuff is th sh1t !:D
 

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Dude be very careful with injector cleaners, sure if your bike has an issue
with its injectors then maybe get some pro advice, otherwise you may stuff
up your bike and end up s*it creek...
 

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I just went with Seafoam.....2 friends use it and both of them work on Kawasaki Bikes and watercraft....so that's proof enough that it's safe to use
 

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I haven't ever used any cleaners for the injectors on my Z, but if I did it would be SeaFoam
 

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I have heard lots of bad things about seafoam,most of which say its like pouring degreaser in your engine. I stay away far away from treatments and chemicals and just invest in quality products for my bikes and autos. The only additive i use is Sta-bil. I use it in my car and my sv650. Because i rarely drive my car and my sv gets 50mpg so they dont get a lot of fuel changes like the ever thirsty Z does. And yes it does work well i have had gas in my generatotor for over a year and i fires first pull every time.
 

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I have used sta-bil in my fiance's ninja 500r..... worthless product IMO. You are better off filling the tank before winter, and draining the carbs. Its starts just as difficult either way for me.
 

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The old red Stabil is almost worthless if you have gasohol. Which pretty much everyone is stuck with now. Among other things it contains... even more alcohol. The newer marine Stabil is a different formulation and made to work properly with with fuels containing alcohol.

Seafoam is a decent fuel system cleaner. So is Techron. But neither are generally needed with fuel injected vehicles. They aren't like the old carbureted bikes with microscopic fuel passages and only vacuum to pull the fuel through them.
 

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Seafoam has done the trick for me I ran it through an EGR system and got rid of that pesky engine light(carbon build up) and a friend actually cured his barely running lawnmower by just pouring it in the tank. Fixed a diesel with it too. Might blow white smoke for about 5 minutes, but that is carbon burning off.
 

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I have heard lots of bad things about seafoam,most of which say its like pouring degreaser in your engine.

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I used it and not that much....Pretty close to what they called for...Made my bike spit and sputter from off idle to 2k rpmz.....After about a half tank all was well but Ill never use it again in the bike....

Just like said before....Like degreaser and lowered my octane level...And afterwards no gain at all that I could hear or feel...
 

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Don't run any of that crap through it.

If you want to have them cleaned the right way then remove the injectors and take them to a shop with an actual injector cleaner:

 

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I've always found Seafoam to be good... I like the spray in stuff, warm up the engine, shut it down, soak the carbs/throttle bodies with it (like, soak them), start the engine, rev it up a bit (3-5k is fine) and watch the smoke pour out on a bike with any serious mileage. once it starts smoking less, then i'll leave it running and rev'd a bit, and spray more into each throttle body/carb. usually notice a decent difference.

The in the gas tank version seems to work alright, I use it but I don't notice as much difference. You can also induct it into the system by pulling a vacuum line at the right place and quickly dipping the line in and out of the can, which will suck some into the intake directly.

getting the injectors cleaned properly is well worth it though, that in combo with the spray out stuff should clean out any carbon anywhere important.
 

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Don't run any of that crap through it.

If you want to have them cleaned the right way then remove the injectors and take them to a shop with an actual injector cleaner:


:+1: You want to clean the injectors then clean the injectors. Putting something in the tank to clean the injectors does have an impact on other parts of the engine. Seals and plugs to name a couple.
 

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well i have tried them before.. 1/2 can for a tank, cbr 600, cbr 1000, 2010 z1000, i only use it if there's no top tier gas and rode with long periods.. (i find bikes (esp. Jap) run good with shell..
dealership techs advised it was good.. for seafoam; if your mileage gone down smell too rich etc. or if been running ****ty gas for a while

that was just my experience.. bikes sold without problems most all 3 were at 22K above kilometers.. (which is high here in canada for bikes for 5 yrs)
 
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