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Talking tank foam

anyone here use it?

http://www.superbiketoystore.com/ind...roductId=15973

i just ordered this and was wondering how much of a difference (if any) to
expect. i just luv buyin stuff for the bike.

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I had it in the supermoto and Superduke. It did feel like it made a slight difference for the better in the way it handled when I was throwing it around. Normal street riding it made no difference at all though, and I couldn't gauge how much gas I had by how much it sloshed around anymore.

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I was totally off base when I saw this thread. I thought you were talking about the engine seafoam that you use to clean out the gunk in cars.

Not hijack the thread, but has anyone used THAT in their bikes?

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I was totally off base when I saw this thread. I thought you were talking about the engine seafoam that you use to clean out the gunk in cars.

Not hijack the thread, but has anyone used THAT in their bikes?
Works good for minor carb-gunk issues......

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I was totally off base when I saw this thread. I thought you were talking about the engine seafoam that you use to clean out the gunk in cars.

Not hijack the thread, but has anyone used THAT in their bikes?
Yes...Seafoam is good stuff. I use it in my vintage bikes and it keeps the fuel fresh longer and helps to keep the old Amals from forming gum and varnish. It also helps keep the ethanol that's in fuel from adversely affecting carb parts. A lot of the Norton club guys are convinced it's good for the valve train. For modern bikes it helps stabilize fuel and keeps injectors clean in injected bikes.

Back to topic...In all my years of riding and racing I've never noticed any affect of fuel sloshing on my riding or the bikes handling. Maybe that's because I'm not a road racer. I'd be concerned that this foam would eventually break down and cause fuel flow problems from the petcocks. Another thing that comes to mind and concerns me, does the foam absorb moisture?

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derailed in 5 posts, haha! oh well.
i'll post up my findings after i ride the bike for the first time this year.
good point rob, i didn't think about checking/looking in the tank to see how
much gas is left. kinda hard to see through the foam. i'll have to set the
mile counter to tell. this is for a dedicated track bike

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Yes...Seafoam is good stuff. I use it in my vintage bikes and it keeps the fuel fresh longer and helps to keep the old Amals from forming gum and varnish. It also helps keep the ethanol that's in fuel from adversely affecting carb parts. A lot of the Norton club guys are convinced it's good for the valve train. For modern bikes it helps stabilize fuel and keeps injectors clean in injected bikes.

Back to topic...In all my years of riding and racing I've never noticed any affect of fuel sloshing on my riding or the bikes handling. Maybe that's because I'm not a road racer. I'd be concerned that this foam would eventually break down and cause fuel flow problems from the petcocks. Another thing that comes to mind and concerns me, does the foam absorb moisture?
they say it has a 30 year guarantee or something. that was my first thought
as well.

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derailed in 5 posts, haha! oh well.
i'll post up my findings after i ride the bike for the first time this year.
good point rob, i didn't think about checking/looking in the tank to see how
much gas is left. kinda hard to see through the foam. i'll have to set the
mile counter to tell. this is for a dedicated track bike
dude, sorry bout that

This will be my first season on track... But from what I've read, sounds cool. Anything to keep the bike more stable under racing/track conditions is a plus.

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