12 weeks agoI just ordered me a new battery for my old lowrider, not getting a real expensive one, Just would like to get it cranked and ride it now and again. I do not know how big a deal it will be to crank it, it is sitting there with the tank empty as far as I can tell, I do not know whether I drained it or not. But I think I drained the fuel lines and let it run out what was in the carb, when it was still running last. Which has been at least 4 or 5 years. I may end up having to take the tank off and the carburetor, and clean then out , before I ever get it to crank.
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12 weeks agoI just replaced the original battery in my `13 Road Glide. I put a Drag Specialty AGM battery in it. $150 but that`s a touring bike for you.
12 weeks agoI put Stabil in anything that will sit longer than a month. It`s just cheap insurance.
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Yup, I also do the (marine grade) Stabil in all my stuff. Got a two-stroke can of gas with oil mix...........added Stabil to that. It`s for the gas trimmer and gas blower, etc. Also my straight (non-ethanol) gas can for my John Deere rider has Stabil in it too.
As to batteries, I`m about to look into getting a new one for my `14 Street Glide as even though I keep it on a B. Tender, I know from past experience it could still crap out on me......way out in the country. Been there,,,,,,,,,,,done that. After 4-5 yrs, you`re gambling with a Harley battery to hang in there.
12 weeks agoon my last two new bikes I got 5 years off one and 6 years off the other, this 2016 is only 2 years old so I hope to get another 3 or 4 years off of it, I do not keep it on a battery tender. Nor did I keep the other two tour models on a tender. I ride enough all year round that they do not sit too long without being charged by the bike charging system. My battery has already been shipped, I ordered it offline, the one I am getting has 325 cold cranking amps. It is warranted for 3 years I think but it only cost $55 including shipping so if it takes a schitt, I will just order a new one.
12 weeks agoI`ll tell you VT = I do believe the Harley batteries are the best. Get 5 to 6 years out them and for some reason they don`t fail out in the boondocks. Always at home for me which made it easy.
12 weeks agoI`ve gotten between 5 and 6 years on all of my MoCo batteries but I use a tender when they sit so I feel I`ve had good luck with Harley batteries. That said, when they are done, they just quit. You might not get one or two hard starts before they crap out.
12 weeks ago"That said, when they are done, they just quit."
That is why it makes good sense to pony up for a new battery, before it just might fail ya........out in the boon docks.
12 weeks agoThat`s a no schitter right there, Mo!
12 weeks agoWell my battery came in while I was out of town this weekend. It came Friday, I have not installed it yet , just got home yesterday evening around 7:30. Will get it in there sometime this week, , will probably change my inline gas filter before I try and fire it up after putting gas in it. Also will add some seafoam to the gas tank when I do put gas in there. Right now the tank seems to be bone dry, so I am hoping not to have to do a lot of work on it before getting it running again.
12 weeks agoI had a brand new battery go bad in Yellowstone a few years ago. Was stuck about 50 yards from a Grizzly eating on a dead Elk.
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