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i was going to tear out my 76 engine and rebuild it ,i recieved a suggestion on here to try mmo ,the problem was no stores in my area carried it,so i had to special order it ,it took almost 4 weeks and a few phone calls before i recieved it,i changed the oil and filter added a litre of mmo and took off for a 200 mile ride,then changed the oil and filter again and i am happy to say it made a huge difference,i have since traveled almost 400 miles and the oil level has dropped about an eighth of an inch,it still is smoking a bit on starup but clears up once on the road.I also came across an original 76 gl seat in my travels and am wondering how comfortable the original seats were,thanks to everyone for their advice,now at least i can enjoy what is left of the riding season and then decide what to do although i am still thinking about rebuilding the engine this winter
 

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Glad it worked for you andrewns5! :clapper:

Sometimes good things come to those who wait. :grinner: If it takes that long to get it, I hope you ordered extra! :gunhead:

A little smoke when starting up is pretty normal if it has been parked on the side stand.

Enjoy whats left of the riding season!

Bob :11grey:
 

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mmo is marvel mystery oil and it worked well for me stll a bit of smoke but not enough that i can,t drive it
Like AZWinger said your bike will smoke a little on start up if it's on the "Side Stand" and "MMO" might make it smoke a tad more, it's normal!

If your "Compression" is fine ( check it)I wouldn't rebuild it yet!:baffled:

Put a couple oz of "MMO" in every other tank of gas!:clapper:
 

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the cylinder that is burning oil is holding 145 pounds compression,the rest of the cylinders are holding 150 to 155,it is still smoing a bit but i hae mmo in the fuel trying that to,i think i am going to run it four or five hundred miles with the regular oil in it and if it doesn,t improve i am going to try mmo in the oil again,worth trying helped alot the first time,
 

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Sometimes good things come to those who wait. :grinner: If it takes that long to get it, I hope you ordered extra! :gunhead:

A little smoke when starting up is pretty normal if it has been parked on the side stand.

Enjoy whats left of the riding season!

You switching on me AZ????? Thought Sea Foam was the do-all. Actually I found a product here (UUGGHH the name eludes me right now) It is made for two stroke small engines, but apparently the big buyers are the guys with wings. Supposed to be especially wonderful for the carbs on 1500's.
 

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I did the same thing. I just drained off a quart of oil and added a quart of MMO and ran it 200 miles. I am going to change out the oil and filter tomorrow. It has really changed things. Seems that the bike starts up a little better and also is a little quieter.

I also have run several tanks of gas with MMO and had marginal improvements with that. I went and bought a can of SeaFoam and I have to say that I believe that the SeaFoam in the gas has worked wonders. I bought a new fuel filter and will also be replacing it this coming week.

SeaFoam and MMO. My new friends.
 

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Sometimes good things come to those who wait. :grinner: If it takes that long to get it, I hope you ordered extra! :gunhead:

A little smoke when starting up is pretty normal if it has been parked on the side stand.

Enjoy whats left of the riding season!

You switching on me AZ????? Thought Sea Foam was the do-all. Actually I found a product here (UUGGHH the name eludes me right now) It is made for two stroke small engines, but apparently the big buyers are the guys with wings. Supposed to be especially wonderful for the carbs on 1500's.
No not switching! I still use Sea Foam and and am a firm believer it helps keep my bike running cleaner in both the crank and fuel systems. :clapper:

MMO seems to be a lot moreavailable than Sea Foam. Sea Foam apparently has a smaller distribution area. Besides, I found myself rambling on about Sea Foam so much I was afraid some one would accuse me of being a salesman for them!:action: I have never tried MMO but from what others have said, it sounds like it does about the same as Sea Foam.:baffled: Might as well suggest something they can get.

Use what you can get. I can readily get either. I use Sea Foam! :weightlifter:

Bob :11grey:
 

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I think "Sea Foam" is a little stronger cleaner than "MMO", I would only use it if I wasn't getting results with "MMO" !:baffled:
 
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