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Old 12-10-2012, 09:27 PM   #1
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SeaFoam Questions!

I live in California in an area that doesn't snow nor experience super hot, or super cold weather.

I left my R6 in the garage for I would say around a month or more with around 4/5ths of the tank full of gasoline (91 Octane). I wasn't planning to 'store it for winter' as I am still able to ride during the Winter season from where I live. ALTHOUGH, as I planned to ride it probably once a week but that didn't go as planned. Whenever I wanted to go out riding, something came up which didn't allow me to do so.

Anyways, it's been at least a month and probably a few weeks since I've last ridden the R6. Stayed inside my garage ever since. Never thought to add fuel stabilizer due to what I said above.

So... now I have time and was wondering if I should add SeaFoam to my current tank of gasoline. To remove any gumming and such. Or should I just add some Sta-Bil? This will be my first time using SeaFoam so I don't really know what to expect other than making sure to use the correct amount.

Also, will adding SeaFoam to my fuel tank cause any white smoke to appear? I know adding SeaFoam to vacuum lines of cars will cause a major amount of white smoke to appear. Any advice will be greatly appreciated!
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:28 PM   #2
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Re: SeaFoam Questions!

I would just put some fuel stabilizer in their and roll it around the block every once in a while.
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Old 12-10-2012, 09:34 PM   #3
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Re: SeaFoam Questions!

In my experience adding Seafoam to gas does not cause white smoke to appear.

I would just add some Stabil or Seafoam in the gas if you're planning on having it sit..
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:56 PM   #4
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Nope. doesn't smoke if you put it in the gas tank. I did this with my 250 for a couple tanks of gas til i got it ungummed. the previous owner let it sit for almost 2 years without riding it.

Just put it in the tank. ride it a couple miles so it mixes into the lines and you should be fine.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:06 PM   #5
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Re: SeaFoam Questions!

Thanks guys, one more question, how do you guys know when your fuel system is un-gummed? I honestly don't know if it's gummed or not at this moment, I'm just taking it as a precaution due to having it sit for a month+ without fuel stabilizer.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:11 PM   #6
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Re: SeaFoam Questions!

Gas can sit for about 2 months without stabil. It can smell sour and look darker than fresh gas if it's gone bad.

I would say you're fine for now and to not be in the crisis mode just yet.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:15 PM   #7
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I wouldnt be too worried about it. Last time I deployed I didnt put anything in the bike just filled it up and covered it. When I got home just ran it through a couple of tanks and never had an issue with it.
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Old 12-11-2012, 12:31 PM   #8
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i crashed in sept. of 11 and didn't get my bike running til jan. of 12 and i did nothing to the gas, you should be fine for the amount of time your's has been sitting
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startron > outdated stabil

Stabil is basically just what us old timers call "dry gas" or denatured alcohol...
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Old 12-11-2012, 04:21 PM   #10
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Re: SeaFoam Questions!

Sweet, less worries for me lol. Thanks everyone! I'll be adding a bit of SeaFoam anyways just to make sure.
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