8 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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8 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.
8 weeks agoI put Stabil in anything that will sit longer than a month. It`s just cheap insurance.
8 weeks ago
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.
8 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.
8 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.
8 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.
7 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.
7 weeks agoThat`s a no schitter right there, Mo!
7 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.
7 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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