stabilizer

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by ROOT BEER KING, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. RUSHMORE_14

    RUSHMORE_14 Junior Member

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    do i need to use fuel stabilizer? how much gas should i leave in the tank? when should i use the battery tender? thanks.......
     
  2. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    How often do you ride in the winter, is you're garage heated? I would use a good fuel stabilizer for sure unless you ride everyday and with the new electronic's & security systems the battery tender is a must, plus it will extend the life of your battery. If the bike sits in the garage a week or more, I would have the tender plugged in.
     
  3. sharpscuba

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    If the bike is sitting then yes full tank, stabilizer and on a tender...just like mine right now.
     
  4. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    I'm guessing wou plan to let the scoot hibernate for a bit so stabilizer = yes, top off tank (full) to avoid corrosion/condensation & plug in tender anytime the bike sits for more than 1-week.

    Also, good time to change all fluids (engine, tranny & primary) b/c they have properties that could cause harm while sitting (acids, fines, etc.) & make sure bike's clean & protected (wax/pledge & cover). If you search, glider has posted tips on bike storage.
     
  5. RUSHMORE_14

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    Thanks......just took it out today to fill 'er up. any suggestions on stabilizer. gonna check gliders info 2night
     
  6. whatyardwork

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    Sea foam is the best for stabyl.
     
  7. Drumrguy

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    Any good brand will do fine. Don't over think it.
     
  8. Robert Walter

    Robert Walter Member

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    I always use a fuel stabilizer and battery tender in the winter in Big Bear,but this year I found something better...I bought a 2nd house in Bullhead City,Az Now I can ride all year.. $6.00 stabilizer...ride year around...priceless!!!
     
  9. RUSHMORE_14

    RUSHMORE_14 Junior Member

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    this is why I love this forum :D
     
  10. krazy3

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    Exactly :D