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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-18-2019, 07:51 AM Thread Starter
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Water in gas

My 07 softail started spitting and sputtering yesterday. I thought it may water in the gas, but I had already ridden 40 miles. I added SEA FOAM and rode maybe a mile or so. If SEA FOAM can eliminate the problem, how long will it take. When I opened the throttle it acted like it wasn't getting any gas. Please advise.
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IMO it'll take more than a mile for the Sea Foam to have an affect. Maybe time to clean out the IAC pintle and port.

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Make sure the Battery connections are clean & tight on both ends. Why do you think it's Water in the Gas, did you just put Gas in it? Is it showing any Codes?

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My 07 softail started spitting and sputtering yesterday. I thought it may water in the gas, but I had already ridden 40 miles. I added SEA FOAM and rode maybe a mile or so. If SEA FOAM can eliminate the problem, how long will it take. When I opened the throttle it acted like it wasn't getting any gas. Please advise.
Instead of adding stuff to bad gas trying to make it good , drain the bad gas, and refill with fresh gas.
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Make sure the Battery connections are clean & tight on both ends. Why do you think it's Water in the Gas, did you just put Gas in it? Is it showing any Codes?
My first question too.

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Instead of adding stuff to bad gas trying to make it good , drain the bad gas, and refill with fresh gas.
Ass-u-me-ing it is bad gas.

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thanks. I appreciate any help and comments.
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thanks. I appreciate any help and comments.
Can't help much if you do not answer questions.
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In almost 50 years of riding and driving, I have never got any bad gas from a gas station...

Bad gas would be very low on my list of possible causes.

Remember when the lady at the gas station told Bronson, "Mister, I just put weed killer in your motorcycle by mistake"?

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