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Paul, here are some Vac Hose pic I wanted to upload earlier. Some ideas and things to look out for.


You don't have to purchase Honda preformed hoses with the blood of your first born.


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sure like how the bigger attachments now allow us to really see what is going on.

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I had to change all of those hoses on my 94SE to make it quit surging.
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Its fine to use 1 oz per gal over a longer period if thats what you want to do.
Minimum 3/4 oz per gal if you want actual results.

The higher 2 oz dosage works faster and does a really good job on the intake valves and piston tops, making them shiny new again.
It may take 300- 500 miles for total cleaning- for some riders thats a lot of weekends
For others, thats a great weekend!

I throw in about half a can/ 8 oz every month or two depending on how much riding has occurred.
At least 1 oz per gal is my goal for ongoing maintenance. One time mid-year with oil change is probably good for most riders.

I are using the Ca `summer gas` now- with added Oxygen and 10% Ethanol.
Thats a bummer for clean combustion

NOTE: The ONLY time you should get smoke with seafoam is when a large amount is added directly thru a master vac port or the carb throats.
The result is heat in the exhaust reacts with oils that make up seafoam blowing thru it at high speed = MASSIVE SMOKE
Really fun to do with the car because you must to do a blast-out drive after-
Car will billow a smoke screen worthy of James Bond

Cleans pistons immediately- the technique is used by mechanics on old dirty engines so you can diagnose the real problem.
Now they use a machine (often filled with seafoam or bg44) hooked into fuel system and charge $150
And by people who dont know better.

Thru the gas tank = it cleans every part of the fuel system and combustion chamber.
If the new Wings have a cat- it cleans that too~

When used in the gas tank there is no good reason for smoke to exit the exhaust!
If it does, there is a major internal problem.
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Now, that's up here north of the 49. We don't use that corn syrup crap in our gas......

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Who's this WE white man?
Here all grades except 94 have a little yellow sticker saying "May contain up to 10% ethanol".

BTW: 44° 40′ 0″ N is well south of 49°.

That said you may have ethanol free regular gas on the East Coast, I don't know.

Advise given here is free and comes with no warranty "Caveat emptor"

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Well, I just got edjumakated.

I didn't know that we had any ethanol in our fuel here in Canada. To the best of my knowledge we do not have any of that crap in our fuel in Atlantic Canada.

I have never noticed any stickers on an pumps I have have visited around our stomping grounds.

Awful stuff that ethanol is.

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Well, I just got edjumakated.

I didn't know that we had any ethanol in our fuel here in Canada. To the best of my knowledge we do not have any of that crap in our fuel in Atlantic Canada.

I have never noticed any stickers on an pumps I have have visited around our stomping grounds.

Awful stuff that ethanol is.

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I can't say for sure, but I'd suggest looking really closely at the pump next time, just in case. My understanding is that only the premium at most stations is ethanol free:
http://www.pure-gas.org/index.jsp
"New Brunswick, Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, PEI: all premium grade gasoline" [is ethanol-free]

From this discussion, it sounds like Halifax is like the west coast re ethanol in fuel:
https://www.reddit.com/r/halifax/com...anol_free_gas/

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I have never noticed any stickers on an pumps I have have visited around our stomping grounds....

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I have to put on my reading glasses and search for that tiny sticker. It doesn't jump out at you.

Advise given here is free and comes with no warranty "Caveat emptor"

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OMG.... I am going to have to check!


I really didn't know we had it here and therefor never really looked out for that sticker.


Eyes wide open for next time I fill the car or any of the bikes!!!


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Thank you all very much. Have managed to run a can of seafoam through the bike (two tanks). Will continue. I will also be checking out the vacuum lines.
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I may be wrong but I *think* the standard cure for 1500 acceleration problems is... an 1800

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