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Old 22nd June 2012
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what do you recommend as for fuel injection cleaner? I am in USA for a few more days and can only get that stuff easily here, so I want to pick some up at Auto Zone to bring back with me.

So many choices, what brand do you recommend? I want the best.

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Yup if you need the stuff - SEAFOAM!
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I add some Lucas Fuel Additive to the odd fill up. Keeps her squeeky clean.
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The ONLY fuel cleaner that's worth a damn is called "Techron". it comes in a black bottle. here is some info on it. When I worked at a Cadillac - Rolls Royce dealer, per Rolls Royce, a bottle of Techron was to be put in the gas tank at every oil change. ALSO, GM has a BAD problem with their fuel gauges not working right & VERY MANY fuel senders were being replaced. they found out that the sulpher in the gas was coating the fuel senders causing them not to work right - so GM has a Technical Service Bullitin that states to 1st put in a bottle of Techron - it actually cleans the sulfer off the sending unit. i can vouch for it that is works. my wife has a 2007 1200 LOW & her fuel light works perfect - only comes on at 125 miles.
I ride a 2003 V-ROD, & on their forum, they also complain of the fuel gauges not working. - i used Techron & my gas gauge works perfect.
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I'm a big believer in the stuff amsoil makes. Hot shot or quick shot or some BS.
Prob won't find it at autozone but I've never been a shop that sold amsoil oil and didn't sell that stuff too.


It's just as good as the other but formulated for bikes basic EFI funtion and also combats the all the havoc ethanol wreaks on tanks and fuel systems.

I like it.
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Default EFI injector cleaner - and cleaning injectors

Thanks, it seems TECHRON is what many are recommending, apparently it is actually the trade name for a chemical known as PET. I also got several saying SEAFOAM is great, but apparently more to clean the carbon from the engine than to specifically clean clogged injectors.

In china our gas is really crappy at best. I recently took apart my son's 125cc dirt bike to do some carb work and the gas contains so much other stuff that the carb was totally gummed up. Thus, i am sure that my injectors could use a good cleaning now too.

Is there a physical way to clean injectors, like throw them in an ultrasonic jewelry cleaner or something like that? Or is the chemical solvent method the best, ie, SEAFOAM, TECHRON etc?
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if the bike is running fine, then there's no need to remove the inj's.
buy some Techron - remember that 1 bottle is good for 15 gal's, so you can use 1 bottle for 4 fill ups. i went thru 1 bottle in my wife's Sporty & 1 bottle in my V-ROD & both bikes are stock - run awesome & fuel gauges work perfect
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I use Seafoam in all my bikes. Keeps them running clean.
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The ONLY fuel cleaner that's worth a damn is called "Techron". it comes in a black bottle. here is some info on it. When I worked at a Cadillac - Rolls Royce dealer, per Rolls Royce, a bottle of Techron was to be put in the gas tank at every oil change. ALSO, GM has a BAD problem with their fuel gauges not working right & VERY MANY fuel senders were being replaced. they found out that the sulpher in the gas was coating the fuel senders causing them not to work right - so GM has a Technical Service Bullitin that states to 1st put in a bottle of Techron - it actually cleans the sulfer off the sending unit. i can vouch for it that is works. my wife has a 2007 1200 LOW & her fuel light works perfect - only comes on at 125 miles.
I ride a 2003 V-ROD, & on their forum, they also complain of the fuel gauges not working. - i used Techron & my gas gauge works perfect.
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When I was an assist. manager at a Napa store, we sold Techron and Seafoam more than any other. The Seafoam was more for bringing something out of storage or removing the carbon from the engine.
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