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Old 11-15-2012, 06:47 PM   #111 (permalink)
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Sea Foam isn't a stabilizer. Use Sta-Bil or other brand fuel stabilizer.
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:59 PM   #112 (permalink)
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Who says seafoam isn't a fuel stabilizer?

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Old 11-15-2012, 07:02 PM   #113 (permalink)
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Bob Seafoam is milder than Stabil and will stabilize your fuel tank for up to two years....Its by far the best stuff on the market right now....
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Old 11-15-2012, 07:07 PM   #114 (permalink)
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Bob Seafoam is milder than Stabil and will stabilize your fuel tank for up to two years....Its by far the best stuff on the market right now....
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Old 11-17-2012, 10:23 AM   #115 (permalink)
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Looks like that bad positive cable was the last piece to the puzzle. By the way Kris, nice work on that new cable you made ...
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:43 PM   #116 (permalink)
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I took the bike for one last ride. I put fresh gas and couple onces of sea foam and rode it for few miles. Bike runs nice. When cold it was a bit hesitant, but once warmed up runs like a deer. Now the battery is out and on a charger. I checked the negative cable and it looks original and in good condition. I covered it up and let the bike hibernate. I will take some pictures when I take it out in Spring. Bike starts and shuts off and starts like it should. I am glad Schmidtys adjusted all the stuff so that now it's almost new. I did notice, though, that the oil drain hose clamp is old and a bit loose. I will have to take care of that in Spring. One more thing, is there some kind of carb spray I can spray in the working carb once in a while to keep the jets in their good shape?
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:39 PM   #117 (permalink)
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Sea Foam is primarily a cleaner.( Look at the ingredients) Sta-Bil is designed only as a stabilizer has very little cleaning properties. I've found Sta-Bil or more recently Star Bright to be a better stabilizer because they contain enzymes that actually attach to the gas molecules.
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Old 11-17-2012, 09:50 PM   #118 (permalink)
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I took the bike for one last ride. I put fresh gas and couple onces of sea foam and rode it for few miles. Bike runs nice. When cold it was a bit hesitant, but once warmed up runs like a deer. Now the battery is out and on a charger. I checked the negative cable and it looks original and in good condition. I covered it up and let the bike hibernate. I will take some pictures when I take it out in Spring. Bike starts and shuts off and starts like it should. I am glad Schmidtys adjusted all the stuff so that now it's almost new. I did notice, though, that the oil drain hose clamp is old and a bit loose. I will have to take care of that in Spring. One more thing, is there some kind of carb spray I can spray in the working carb once in a while to keep the jets in their good shape?
Best thing you can do if your going to let one sit for awhile is to run some non-ethanol fuel thru it with stabilizer added. Nothing you can spray in a carb will have any effect.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:52 AM   #119 (permalink)
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Sporty pics

With Kris' permission I'm posting up some pics of this thread's feature Sporty. A nice bike worthy of the time and effort expended.
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Old 11-18-2012, 08:58 AM   #120 (permalink)
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With Kris' permission I'm posting up some pics of this thread's feature Sporty. A nice bike worthy of the time and effort expended.

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