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Offline MrSkydriver

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Carb cleaner
« on: August 10, 2012, 05:00:05 pm »
Anyone have a preference for carb cleaner?
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Re: Carb cleaner
« Reply #1 on: August 10, 2012, 05:12:24 pm »
I use two different brands, a can of the cheap stuff (walmart) and a can of the expensive stuff (B12).  It might be my imagination but it seems to me like one will always clean stuff that the other one wont regardless of which one I use first.  None of them work as well as they did 20 years ago  :'(   

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Re: Carb cleaner
« Reply #2 on: August 10, 2012, 06:35:49 pm »
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Re: Carb cleaner
« Reply #3 on: August 10, 2012, 07:14:39 pm »
B-12 Chemtool gets my vote. Just don't get it on yourself.

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Re: Carb cleaner
« Reply #4 on: August 10, 2012, 07:40:51 pm »
+1 on B12 just use it sparingly and don't let pour in cleaners sit in the carbs......run it through .
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Re: Carb cleaner
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2012, 08:13:48 pm »
Continued use is the best way to keep the carb cleans, short of that any of the above cleaners does fine maybe once a year and no more.  I would also recommend doing an oil change afterwards, that's what the companies use to recommend back in the day not sure if it holds true today.  My carbs are in good shape so the only thing I use is Staybyl marine formula say every 5th tank or so to chase out water and alcohol additives.  Towards the end of riding season I'll use it every tank to ensure the fuel is treated for the bikes 3 month nap.   
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