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post #1 of 13 Old 02-20-2011, 03:37 PM Thread Starter
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KLR Out Of Mothballs

Went out and freed my '09 today after it sat for three months in my unheated garage with Seafoam in the full tank: fired up within 5 seconds even cranking on a fairly low battery and idled and ran fine. It was windier than hell but I went out for a 40-mile ride, anyway: felt great!!

Nothing like the first ride of the year.



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post #2 of 13 Old 02-20-2011, 04:02 PM
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40 miles should get it back to normal! I have heard great things about Seafoam, I need some on my shelf it sounds like.

Ride on ride on.
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post #3 of 13 Old 02-20-2011, 04:20 PM Thread Starter
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I didn't use Seafoam last year and wound up having to clean gunk out of my pilot jet before the KLR would run off-idle. Every time I went for a ride toward the end of last season, I would top off the tank and add some more of it in case it was my last ride. I also put it in my lawnmower tanks. It's kind of expensive, but I probably used way more than I really needed.



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post #4 of 13 Old 02-20-2011, 04:56 PM
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It goes in everything I own.. In the spring, the bikes start like I just put them in the garage the night before, and in the fall the snowmobile and snowblower start on the first or second pull..

Long live SeaFoam!
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post #5 of 13 Old 02-21-2011, 03:40 AM
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What is Seafoam-what do you do with it,? and what does it do for your bike?

MANY THANKS!

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post #6 of 13 Old 02-21-2011, 05:56 AM Thread Starter
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I don't know all the specifics about what's exactly in it as compared to other brands, but it's basically just a gasoline additive/stabilizer that helps keep the gas "fresh." I think it got its start in the marine motor/engine world and that's how the name came about.



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post #7 of 13 Old 02-21-2011, 06:01 AM
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http://www.seafoamsales.com/motor-treatment.html

I know it sounds like snake oil, but I've watched it perform time and time again.. I use it as fuel stabilizer for everything that doesn't get run on a regular basis. As I mentioned, stuff that's sat for many months starts like it was run yesterday.

It's available everywhere (yeah, even Walmart)
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post #8 of 13 Old 02-22-2011, 03:04 PM
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Can't wait to fire up my bike in June once I get back home. Sitting there 6 months, but the girlfriend has been running it every now and again. Seafoam is in the tank as well.
Getting seriously homesick going on my motorcycle forums. Its driving me nuts reading about all these other people going riding, working on their bikes and so forth, and I can do nothing of this. I tell myself it will be worth it though, because I should hopefully make some extra money which will pay for all the mods I want to do to the KLR (as well as refresh my Bandit)

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post #9 of 13 Old 02-22-2011, 03:11 PM
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Well, be safe and not all of us are out riding.. I woke to another inch of snow this morning.. :P
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post #10 of 13 Old 02-22-2011, 03:13 PM
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Fired up mine on Friday to take a "brisk" ride now that the snow has
left Central Illinois for a brief while. Sounded good, ran fine. New farkles will come as warmth arrives. Today, I transferred the "BMW" plate from the now departed R100 to the K1100. I found "NOTBMW" is avialable as a vanity plate in Illinois. I'm considering......

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