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    Seafoam in Fuel?

    As per my last post.... I managed to break my wrist very badly two weeks ago today.

    My Dorsoduro was more than likely in a warehouse for quite some time before I bought it.... and at this point I have no idea how long it will be before I can ride again.

    I have used Seafoam in pretty much every fuel system I own... with good results... but I know that several people argued strongly against using it in my last bike (BMW F800GS).

    Does anyone know of any reason not to use it as stabilizer/cleaner in Dorsoduro 1200?

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    I guess I should have clarified... I probably won't be able to twist the throttle until next summer.

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    Look up mass spectrometry on it. Mostly isopropyl alcohol. Would not bother.
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    Does anyone have any recommendations for fuel stabilizers that work?

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    Quote Originally Posted by north_of_55 View Post
    Does anyone have any recommendations for fuel stabilizers that work?
    none of them do. Best to drain the fuel system and use fogging oil if you have metal fuel tank.
    The only "storage" fuel I would use would be 100LL.

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    It would seem best to either drain the tank, or ensure that it is fairly full with fuel that has no alcohol in it. Out here on the west coast we can easy get Chevron 94 which works well for that. There are many good fuel stabilizers on the market and while they do a decent job of stopping the fuel from going "off", they do not help with the problem of plastic tank swelling, which is the big concern on the DD1200. T

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    I use 100LL aviation fuel for storage usually for my gas powered stuff without catalyzers
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