turning over engine

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by gunnut, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. gunnut

    gunnut Junior Member

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    I have to keep my bike outside,under a good quality cover(breaking my heart this winter,)until I can build it a home.I'm sure I read somewher about turning the motor occasionally with out the plug caps on.I have battery tender hooked up,and check things daily.Question being,Did I read rite,and if so,what were the details,and is it really a good idea??Thanks guys,and a very Happy Xmas to you all:cheers:cheers:cheers:cheers:cheers!!!
     
  2. RAWLDYMAN

    RAWLDYMAN Active Member

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    Recent threads on this same subject seem to indicate that there's no point in doing anything untill you are ready to go for a ride. Turning the engine over will put some drain on the battery (which the tender should replenish) without any real benefit to the engine - in fact, going by what others here have said, it might do more harm than good. I'm sure some others will jump in here with additional advice....
     
  3. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Just forget about it..... Till spring.
     
  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    If it was me, I'd fog the cylinders with oil through plug holes while spinning engine.
    (always make sure plug wires are well grounded when turning)
    Plug exhaust pipes and wrap a plastic shopping bag over the air cleaner assembly to keep moisture (and critters) out. I would bring the seat inside
    (critters again), or put a box of moth balls in the cover. Check for condensation build up a few times. Put a nice picture of the scoot as a screen saver and wait till spring.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Best advice is right here:s
     
  6. jetwrench

    jetwrench Member

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    Agreed!