GL1800Riders Forums banner

1 - 20 of 54 Posts

·
Registered
Joined
·
101 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
Curious how many of us use Seafoam in our fuel. Is it good. I have no issues in my 2008 GL1800 but should I use it during the riding season? During winter when I ride much less for storage? If yes, how much?

Sent from my SM-N960U using Tapatalk
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,447 Posts
I use it in my 2013, but not as often as I did in my Venture.
 
  • Like
Reactions: AOEsq

·
Vendor
Joined
·
17,811 Posts
When storing, use your Owner's Manual as your guide. I believe the path is Owner's Manual > index > storing your m/c > long term storage.

As for adding a fuel additive, no where in your Owner's Manual or a Honda Service Manual does it recommend using one. However, if you do choose too, be sure to run it through the tank. That means have a full tank, add it, and use up the tank. Do not let it sit in your tank.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
4,920 Posts
I would not use any fuel additive on a regular basis. However I have used seafoam on older vehicles to clear up a problem and it worked as advertised. I've been using stabil pr Lucas ethanol treatment when storing vehicles for over 30 years and have not had a fuel related problem since.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
 
  • Like
Reactions: AOEsq

·
Premium Member
Joined
·
1,821 Posts
How much and how often do you put in MMO?
I've used it as well, my dad swore by it. It helps keep injectors clean as well as providing lubrication to the injectors and upper cylinders. On my motorcycle, generally a couple ounces in a tank.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
821 Posts
Seafoam can says 1 oz. per gallon. My nature is to over do things so I put 2 oz. per gallon rather I ride it all out today or let it sit several weeks or a month. Yea, I know I do not ride enough if I let it sit a month.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
361 Posts
What Fenry said is the same for me. I have used it since the 90's and in boats, Sea Doo's, lawn equipment and motorcycles. Once I started the never had a fuel related issue and I believe for storage it's 2oz per gallon.
 
  • Like
Reactions: Schoeney

·
Registered
Joined
·
343 Posts
I like seafoam just don't over do it. I put a couple of ounces in a tank about once a year or 10-12 thousand miles and run it through. It brought a lawnmower back to life that I thought was dead and ran it till the deck wore out.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,302 Posts
I would not use any fuel additive on a regular basis. However I have used seafoam on older vehicles to clear up a problem and it worked as advertised. I've been using stabil pr Lucas ethanol treatment when storing vehicles for over 30 years and have not had a fuel related problem since.

Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
Wow! Why do you store vehicles for over 30 years? >:)
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
343 Posts
Aloha everyone,

I don't use it regularly, but I do use it to stabilize the non-ethanol gas in the tank when I store my wing in between my trips.
Wing stays in Oklahoma and I live in Hawaii and I do probably 3 trips a year any where from 4 - 6 weeks.
 
  • Like
Reactions: cycledude

·
Love The DCT
Joined
·
12,020 Posts
When storing, use your Owner's Manual as your guide. I believe the path is Owner's Manual > index > storing your m/c > long term storage.

As for adding a fuel additive, no where in your Owner's Manual or a Honda Service Manual does it recommend using one. However, if you do choose too, be sure to run it through the tank. That means have a full tank, add it, and use up the tank. Do not let it sit in your tank.
Seafoam and other brand fuel stabilizers added to fuel sit in the tank all winter in the cold climates with no ill effects. Therefore I don't understand; "Do not let it sit in your tank."

:doorag:
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
790 Posts
Stabil fuel stabilizer and an occasional bottle of seafoam. No problems.
 
  • Like
Reactions: cycledude

·
Registered
Joined
·
1,716 Posts
I've used Seafoam in Farmall Cub and Super A tractors, lawn mowers, outboard motors, lawn and power equipment, SeaDoos, SkiDoos, Yamaha / Kawasaki / Suzuki ATVs, and Honda motorcycles - CT75, CB100, VF700C and now GL1800A. I've never had a problem using Seafoam in any concentration.
 
1 - 20 of 54 Posts
Top