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I have a 97 Suzuki 800 Intruder in which I bought gas then my bike started backfiring sputtering and shut off I waited a few minutes it started back up and it did it again and then it wouldn't start i trailered it home thinking maybe I bought bad gas but I emptied the tank and it wasn't the gas I checked the voltage it's getting fire the fuel lines are fine i crank It Up the next day rode it around for about 10 minutes ran fine did the same thing and wouldn't start back up it keeps doing this what could it be?
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Just say no to Seafoam! It's +30% ethanol, which is stuff in crappy modern petrol that causes all sorts of problems like dissolving fuel-lines, phase-separation of petrol into water, leading to corrosion of tanks and fuel-systems. Instead, use some PEA-based fuel-system cleaners.

  • Red Line SI-1
  • Techron Concentrate Plus
  • 3M Max Strength Fuel System Cleaner #08814
  • Royal Purple Max Atomizer 18000
  • Gumout All-in-One (may be off list soon due to lowering amounts of PEA)
Lol I know dozens of people that have used seafoam for decades with zero issues.
Heck I have gallons of it and use it in my snowmobiles, dirt bikes, boat, car, mowers and snowblowers.
Been using it since the 80s.
One time in 1993 I didn't use it one time in my V-Max and the carbs gummed up. The other 14 years I owned that bike using seafoam I had zero issues.
I currently have it in my 5 bikes, and my stored car. I have zero concerns. 🙂
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