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Starting Fluid
Myself, when cold starting a bike I find it best and safest to use propane because it is a dry gas and it won't wash out the plugs. I just unscrew the nozzle from the end of my propane torch, aim the tube into the plenum and turn on the torch valve and crank the engine. Even if it backfires it just burns off quickly in the air if ignited. Using a wet chemical can foul the plugs and if the wet gas ignites it can splash onto your clothes or the bike. Starting fluid if used to excess can make its way down past the rings and into the crankcase where it can be ignited and then blow seals on your engine. As a safety precaution always wear safety glasses when starting a bike with chemicals and make certain that there is a lot of ventilation around the bike to dissipate any unburnt fuels.
Ed (Vic) Belanger - 1954-2015
Founder of gl1200goldwings.com

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Starting Fluid - by ccdouble - 12-12-2009, 05:52 PM
Re: Starting Fluid - by Guest - 12-12-2009, 06:35 PM
Re: Starting Fluid - by Keener - 12-12-2009, 07:35 PM
Re: Starting Fluid - by ccdouble - 12-13-2009, 07:47 AM
Re: Starting Fluid - by ccdouble - 12-13-2009, 07:51 AM
Re: Starting Fluid - by roscoepc - 12-13-2009, 08:40 AM
Re: Starting Fluid - by admin - 12-13-2009, 02:36 PM
Re: Starting Fluid - by Guest - 12-14-2009, 11:44 AM
Re: Starting Fluid - by admin - 12-14-2009, 07:13 PM
Re: Starting Fluid - by Guest - 12-16-2009, 04:05 PM

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