The simple act of adding a fuel injector cleaner to your gas tank can help increase your bike’s longevity. This type of cleaner is more important to keep up with on a motorbike versus a car. The benefits of adding a fuel injector cleaner to your bike include reducing the possibility of knock, maintaining appropriate fuel pressure, and improving engine balance. Without it, your bike engine performance and fuel efficiency can decline. Adding PJ1 Fuel Injector & Carburetor Cleaner on a regular basis can help keep your bike in like-new condition. Continue reading to learn more about the best fuel injector cleaner on the market!
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Top 3 Benefits of PJ1’s Fuel Injector Cleaner
Fuel Injector Cleaner vs. Carburetor Cleaner
Whether your bike is fuel injected or carbureted, the goal of both cleaners is the same: To mix the right amount of fuel with the air getting sucked into the motor. This fuel is metered by the fuel injectors or the jets in your carburetor and if they aren’t flowing the way they were designed to, it can throw off your air-fuel ratios.
If you ride your bike at least once a week we only recommend using a fuel injector or carburetor cleaner once every oil change. If your bike sits a lot, we recommend using a fuel injector or carburetor cleaner at least twice per year and anytime you notice a decrease in performance or signs of a rich or lean running motor.
1. Reduces the Possibility of Knock
One of the biggest benefits of keeping your fuel injectors clean is to reduce the possibility of “knock.” Knock, or pre-ignition is when the air/fuel mixture detonates before the spark ignites it. Knocking can cause severe engine damage and happens if you don’t have the right air-fuel mixture.
A dirty fuel injector can have poor atomization, which in severe cases can cause knocking itself, but more often leads to an incomplete burn and a dirty combustion chamber. A dirty combustion chamber increases the compression ratio, which can also lead to knocking and engine damage. You can reduce the possibility of knock by keeping your fuel injectors clean!
2. Maintains Appropriate Fuel Pressure
Your bike’s fuel injection system runs off the assumption that fuel pressure is constant, usually 35-50 PSI. If fuel pressure changes drastically it will affect the motor’s ability to run correctly. Low fuel pressure can lead to a lean condition, which can cause extremely high cylinder temperatures and possible damage. Using fuel injector cleaning agents can reduce deposits in the fuel system as well as helping keep fuel pressure constant.
3. Improves Engine Balance
Lastly, clean fuel injectors lead to a balanced engine. If each injector delivers the same amount of fuel, your engine will run smoothly. If an injector is clogged and delivers less fuel, your engine’s computer will increase fueling in the other cylinders, which can lead to an imbalance. Aside from heat build-up, this also creates a motor that won’t idle well and causes vibrations, which can shorten the life of your motor.
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Motorcycle engines are lightweight, high-performance motors that are built to run at the edge. This extra performance increases responsiveness and the power to weight ratio of your motorcycle, but it also makes your engine more prone to issues from lack of maintenance. If you let your motorcycle sit for the winter, it’s even more important to make sure your fuel system is working properly!
For this, we recommend using PJ1 Fuel Injector & Carburetor Cleaner for every oil change or at least once per year, but you can use it as often as every fill-up to really keep things right!