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can any one suggest a good carb cleaner that wont eat seals and rubber that I can spray into fuel supply and let sit overnight? I want to try that before I pull the rack.
 

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Our local lawnmower shop has a carb cleaner that you pour in a tank with a little gas in it, run it for a short period of time let it sit overnight then run it the next day they say it works on old gummy gas. My friend uses a gallon of aviation gas in his he says it cleans everything right out.

I have not tried any of the methods above.
 

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While I agree seafoam is a good product and works very well in many cases.I have had a couple of cases that seafoam did not touch,after repeated use.In these cases one treatment with Yamalube ring free cleared the problem.This is a carb cleaner that started out for boat motors, that usually sit for sometimes a year or longer.If a carb can be restored without taking it apart this will do it.
 

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can any one suggest a good carb cleaner that wont eat seals and rubber that I can spray into fuel supply and let sit overnight? I want to try that before I pull the rack.
I use Xylol.
Gallon cans from a paint supplier or possible your nearest hardware store.
About $20.00 a can. Sometimes less.
Be careful with that stuff though. Use rubber gloves; latex gloves will split while using them.

Don't spray this stuff into anything.
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Run a longer fuel pump line directly into the can.
Start the bike on the remaining gas in the carbs and then run the engine on this stuff for about 10 seconds to replace the gas in the carbs; just as you would SeaFoam. Reconnect original fuel line.
Let it sit over night.
Drain float bowls.
Gas ON.
...start it up. Ether speeds the process up until the gas takes over.
Let the bike get to normal operating temperature then take it for a ride.
Report back...
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carb cleaning

I used seafoame to clean my carbs from the inlet tube not in the tank, it didn't do any good so I pulled the carbs, they were full of stuff like dried snow. also I just had the carbs apart two weeks ago. nooo seafoam.:lash:
 

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Seafoam and Startron are both good products, but really only work when there is "flow" through all orifices in the carbs. They'll clean up fairly clean carbs very nicely and neither eats rubber parts, but won't clean up plugged/bad carbs. That requires pulling them to be done right.
 

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carbs clean

Seafoam and Startron are both good products, but really only work when there is "flow" through all orifices in the carbs. They'll clean up fairly clean carbs very nicely and neither eats rubber parts, but won't clean up plugged/bad carbs. That requires pulling them to be done right.
my carbs were just cleaned and all orfices were clean, after seafoam straight into carbs with it running it clogged up everything.
 

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Did you shake the bottle before putting in?
 

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Did you shake the bottle before putting in?
You don't have to "shake" Seafoam. Why would you put Seafoam directly into the carbs? Didn't you read the can? You're supposed to add it to the fuel in the tank, not pour the stuff into your carbs.

Be prepared to charge your battery a bit, don't burn out your starter (just a bit at a time, so it doesn't get hot,) and get that stuff out of there and do it right, OK?

By the way: Who "cleaned" your carbs?
 

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