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I was just wondering about using Seafoam in the transmission/primary in a Sportster. Would it have any adverse effect on the clutch?

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Why do you want to use it there?
 

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Well so much for a decent response. Basically I read in posts over and over the folks singing the praises of the benefits of Seafoam. Many use the product in their engine oil and given that the oil in a Sportster primary/transmission is nothing more than motor oil, and the trans/primary has a tendency to get condensation in it, I felt that it was a legitimate question. Oh by the way, Seamfoam makes a product specifically for transmissions.
 

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My only experience with Seafoam was years ago when I was modifying small displacement forced induction based imports, and that was just to try and clean out some combustion chamber carbon. As far as our transmissions, I'd stick with the tried & true lubricants.
 

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Well so much for a decent response. Basically I read in posts over and over the folks singing the praises of the benefits of Seafoam. Many use the product in their engine oil and given that the oil in a Sportster primary/transmission is nothing more than motor oil, and the trans/primary has a tendency to get condensation in it, I felt that it was a legitimate question. Oh by the way, Seamfoam makes a product specifically for transmissions.
I'm not currently a Seafoam user, but my uderstanding is that the product is designed to help with complications and by-products of combustion -- which are found in engine crankcases as well as fuel systems. While it's true that transmissions and primary cases do develop condensation contaminants, they are not generally related to combustion issues, and the characteristics of the original Seafoam product may have no benefit for those applications.

There are other lubricants and additives that are designed to have specific benefit in trans and primary applications. If Seafoam has such a product, it seems to be a good company and maybe that product is something desirable to use in your bike.

Maybe there was confusion in the early part of your thread about which product you were asking about.

I'm sure someone more knowledgeable than I will come along shortly to affirm or dispute my opinion.

The guys like to have some fun along the way in this forum, so take things with a grain of salt. :D


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I'm not currently a Seafoam user, but my uderstanding is that the product is designed to help with complications and by-products of combustion -- which are found in engine crankcases as well as fuel systems. While it's true that transmissions and primary cases do develop condensation contaminants, they are not generally related to combustion issues, and the characteristics of the original Seafoam product may have no benefit for those applications.

There are other lubricants and additives that are designed to have specific benefit in trans and primary applications. If Seafoam has such a product, it seems to be a good company and maybe that product is something desirable to use in your bike.

Maybe there was confusion in the early part of your thread about which product you were asking about.

I'm sure someone more knowledgeable than I will come along shortly to affirm or dispute my opinion.

The guys like to have some fun along the way in this forum, so take things with a grain of salt. :D


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Gonna need more salt.

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I'm not currently a Seafoam user, but my uderstanding is that the product is designed to help with complications and by-products of combustion -- which are found in engine crankcases as well as fuel systems. While it's true that transmissions and primary cases do develop condensation contaminants, they are not generally related to combustion issues, and the characteristics of the original Seafoam product may have no benefit for those applications.

There are other lubricants and additives that are designed to have specific benefit in trans and primary applications. If Seafoam has such a product, it seems to be a good company and maybe that product is something desirable to use in your bike.

Maybe there was confusion in the early part of your thread about which product you were asking about.

I'm sure someone more knowledgeable than I will come along shortly to affirm or dispute my opinion.

The guys like to have some fun along the way in this forum, so take things with a grain of salt. :D


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Seafoam is pale oil and naptha. Keep washing your cylinder walls down with it, then call your indy.

It is ideal for occasional treatments through the fuel system, intake and combustion chamber to remove varnish and carbon build up. Personally, I would not use it every tank or too often at all.

I used it a lot in my carbureted outboard days because we burned two stroke oil. I always have a few cans on the shelf.

It is not a lubricant.
 

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You might try some Z-MAX in your transmission agent-smith , they say it soaks into the metal parts , lubricates - protects - cools - reduces friction & some other chit .
Let us know how that works out for ya !
 

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Seafoam is pale oil and naptha. Keep washing your cylinder walls down with it, then call your indy.
It burns with the gas. There fore no more likely to wash down the cylinder walls then just straight gas.
 

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hic up
 

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suspends and disperses any condensation (including dyer vent condensation) that gets into the gas tank. Keeps the gas from going bad too. Prevents rusting the tank on the inside.

At 1 oz per gal and the little riding I do from Dec to March, a bottle (16 oz) lasts more than a year. I used it in my bike when it was brand new with 5 miles. No problems . . . yet.

I don't use it in the summer months. No starting problems in the spring or winter.

I haven't used it in the oil, but will just before my next oil change.[/
 

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I was just wondering about using Seafoam in the transmission/primary in a Sportster. Would it have any adverse effect on the clutch?

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No real value.
 
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