|Posted on Monday, August 05, 2019 - 06:46 pm: ||
It's my first time taking the throttle bodies apart and my first time taking the injectors out. Is there an agreed upon method for cleaning these? I don't want to immediately blow parts cleaner or compressed air through them for fear of damaging or blocking something. Am I correct in my concern? Are they worth cleaning and if so how would you do it?
|Posted on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 - 05:26 am: ||
Denatured alcohol is my go to for cleaning any kind of fuel related parts but those shouldn't need much cleaning. Too harsh of a chemical could potentially damage the coil or melt any epoxy coating.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 - 06:17 am: ||
There is special equipment to clean injectors, but why do you want to? Unless you have an injector tester, you have no clue. If you suspect a fault, it is cheaper to just buy new ones.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 - 02:12 pm: ||
Better, for next time...
I've used either Red Line (better) or Lucas (good) Fuel Injector Cleaner for three tank fulls after every oil change in my daily driver bikes over the past years, including my Buell's.
Never had injector problems, and most of said (5-Yamaha's, 1-Suzuki) bikes have gone near or over 100,000 miles.
Current bikes - RX with over 36,000 mi, XB12 with over 30,000, and my CR, forgot the exact mileage, gotta also be close to 36/38,000 miles (haven't fixed bad exhaust cam yet)..!
Keeps the injectors, cylinder head ports, valves and piston tops clean.
|Posted on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 - 05:15 pm: ||
Sea foam is my chosen injector cleaner. The injector in the pic looks pretty good IMHO.
|Posted on Thursday, August 08, 2019 - 01:46 pm: ||
I guess my ethos for the bike is, "If you can touch it, you can clean it."
But for god's sake, don't fix it if it aint broke!
This is the first time these injectors have been removed from the bike and I was just wondering if there was any preventative maintenance I could do.
Thank you for the replies.