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OxyClean in the gas tank?

I recently met a Stortster rider who told me he uses OxyClean in his gas tank. He says it Oxygenates the gas helps keep the carburator, plugs and everything else clean, and stops that anoying sputtering,popping thing that all Sportsters do. Has anyone ever heard of this(or done it)?My husband thought it sounded crazy,but just thought I'd ask.

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Most oxycleaners that i know of work with warm water only, it is better for the washer than the harley Boy thoes TV guys can get people to do anything

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Maybe being that he was a "Stortster rider" that's why he used it? I wouldn't put anything like that in the tank. No telling what results you may get when it contacts the parts in the system. Possible he was pulling your leg?

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