Fuel injector cleaner - TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-25-2006, 07:57 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 250
Fuel injector cleaner

Will just any fuel injector cleaner work in bikes or should I be looking out for certain things? Normally I would dump a whole bottle of that stuff in my car but seeing how my tank is only a 4.5 gallon tank would a half a bottle suffice?
ironmannFB3 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-25-2006, 08:48 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 6,147
I use FI cleaner only under 2 circumstances...\

1) I bought some bad or contaminated fuel and I want to boost it...

OR

2) I put 1/2 a bottle of 20 gal stuff in when I fill up if I know I am going to burn the tank without stopping...I will put it in if I am going to make a high speed run (90 + MPH)to Panama City (110 miles) or if I am going to blast through the forest where we have an area that is 45 miles of straight hiway (that has just been resurfaced) where I will be running WOT for 20 minutes...

bumblebee is offline  
post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-25-2006, 09:21 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 250
Your gonna have to tell my why for #2... The reason being I am a recent second owner and I have no idea if he winterized it well.
ironmannFB3 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-25-2006, 09:29 PM
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 6,147
I don't know about your bike...but when I run my F4i WOT...it sucks fuel...my mileage drops to 25MPG or less when running 100+ for miles/minutes...When you run that volume of fuel that quickly through the system, I feel you get a better cleaning action...so if I know I will be out blasting...High RPMs for extended periods...I will dump some cleaner in to "flush the system"

Riding around town...I feel it isn't effective and is a waste of money/product
bumblebee is offline  
post #5 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-25-2006, 09:35 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 250
Thanx for the advice
ironmannFB3 is offline  
post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-25-2006, 10:21 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,017
this is my first EFI bike but injector cleaning should be similar with cars. I would open up the air box and remove the filter. while the bike is running (on neutral of course) spray the injector cleaner into the intake through the opened airbox. you may need to accelerate to keep it from stalling.

no need to use additives, just routine cleaning once a year.


-a|ex
Back _Marker is offline  
post #7 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-26-2006, 12:22 AM
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 9,790
the best injector cleaner is sea foam.
R1up0n1 is offline  
post #8 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-29-2006, 10:18 AM
V-Twin Moddin
 
Gas Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 38,916
Quote:
Originally Posted by Back _Marker View Post
this is my first EFI bike but injector cleaning should be similar with cars. I would open up the air box and remove the filter. while the bike is running (on neutral of course) spray the injector cleaner into the intake through the opened airbox. you may need to accelerate to keep it from stalling.

no need to use additives, just routine cleaning once a year.


-a|ex
but that won't get the cleaner into the injectors... its not carbed!

Just adjust the ratio and pour the correct amount.

Plus its best to add the stuff at the gas station. Put it into the tank and then fill up. This allows it to mix properly.




-Chris
aka Gas Man



Was: 2002 Kaw ZX-9R
IS:


is me till the
Gas Man is offline  
post #9 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-29-2006, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Posts: 250
Thank you for that gas man. My eyes kinda went wide when he said spray it into my air box. Anyway, Is there any merit to burining it all at once, or at high speeds to do a more effective job?
ironmannFB3 is offline  
post #10 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-29-2006, 04:30 PM
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 2,017
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gas Man View Post
but that won't get the cleaner into the injectors... its not carbed!

Just adjust the ratio and pour the correct amount.

Plus its best to add the stuff at the gas station. Put it into the tank and then fill up. This allows it to mix properly.
heh, my bad...

dunno why i associated intake port cleaning with EFI cleaning. You all can give me a neg rep on that one.

-a|ex
Back _Marker is offline  
post #11 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-29-2006, 09:30 PM
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Posts: 2,550
Quote:
Originally Posted by R1up0n1 View Post
the best injector cleaner is sea foam.
Seafoam is the badness
BravoX1 is offline  
post #12 of 12 (permalink) Old 08-30-2006, 09:55 AM
V-Twin Moddin
 
Gas Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SE Michigan
Posts: 38,916
Quote:
Originally Posted by ironmannFB3 View Post
Thank you for that gas man. My eyes kinda went wide when he said spray it into my air box. Anyway, Is there any merit to burining it all at once, or at high speeds to do a more effective job?
No problem. That is a good way... but the only reason is so that the high corrosive make up of the inj cleaner doesn't sit on anything it shouldn't. However, do you think everytime you put a bottle in your car that you go right out and run 400 miles on it to burn it out. NO. Take it or leave it... its your call. I don't think it hurts either way and could see some advantage to Bee's way.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Back _Marker View Post
heh, my bad...

dunno why i associated intake port cleaning with EFI cleaning. You all can give me a neg rep on that one.

-a|ex
No neg pt... just as long as the person asking the question gets the right answer! You are right about spraying it...if its a carb. I've done that before on cars... and you can also do the pour in method to hit it from both sides of the needles!




-Chris
aka Gas Man



Was: 2002 Kaw ZX-9R
IS:


is me till the
Gas Man is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome