Can automobile carb/injector cleaner be used in bikes?


4 replies to this topic
  • One Louder

Posted March 15, 2006 - 11:46 PM

#1

can the fuel additives that clean car engines be used in 4 stroke bikes? Of coarse with the corrct amounts. I figure it might be a good way to reduce carbon in the combustion chamber....just a thaught :thumbsup:

  • djo269

Posted March 16, 2006 - 02:09 AM

#2

It isn't necessary. Our bikes turn high rpms and use premium gas so there isn't much chance for buildup. Carbon does buildup in the exhaust pipe. So if you wanted to make a few tenths of a horsepower more then you could clean it out.

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  • grayracer513

Posted March 16, 2006 - 08:50 AM

#3

Yes, you can. The fact is, you already are. The commercial injector cleaners, etc., are the same compounds already added to the fuel by the retailers (techroline, etc.). When you add more, you just up the concentration. Use according to the label.

  • minerbill

Posted March 16, 2006 - 09:44 PM

#4

There is nothing like a carb teardown and a good old fashioned scrub to get a look at the guts and see whats going on. These bikes run through very little fuel compared to what a car goes through in a year. Your biggest enemy is dirt and not the varnish type deposits that would foul injectors.

  • One Louder

Posted March 19, 2006 - 10:36 PM

#5

Thanks for the info. It was just something I thaught about when I was laying in bed one night. This forum is very helpful

thanks again, Dan





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