This is not a troll thread. Mate at work has a DRZ400 and he's having trouble with ice in the carb. I seem to remember someone saying there is an additive you can get to stop this. Does anyone know what it is? Ta for any help.
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I can't remember
what it's called but it costs about Â£4 per tank. Your local bike dealer or mechanic will probably have some for sell.
I have the same problem with my GPZ500. Turns out that cos it's an American import it doesn't have the heater pipes going to the carbs that the British one has.
Cheers shotgun, i'll let the lad know
If I remember rightly its called silkoline pro fst fuel additive.
Nice one fella
Spray 'Deep Heat' or 'Ralgex' all over the carb bodies. That should get them toasty even on the coldest mornings.
Helpful as always
I'm glad you put that wink up, i might have believed it
I used to get the same problem
with a VW beetle in Germany, In real cold weather it would start spluttering after a couple of miles, I'd stop & wait about 5 mins restart it & it would be fine the rest of the day. The inlet manifold iced up but I cured it by wrapping it in asbestos tape.
As a temporary cure to this, at the first sign of spluttering & loss of power, simply stop & leave the engine ticking over whilst running a lighter under the carb bowls & inlet manifold.
This normally will cure the problem once & for all.
Cheers fella, i'll see if he wants to try that one.
You may read about in the press if he does ha ha.