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post #31 of 103 Old 11-30-2010, 08:50 AM Thread Starter
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side effects of charger or running it then shutting it off?
Running it and shutting it off.
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post #32 of 103 Old 11-30-2010, 09:25 AM
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Mine's in a nice dry heated building at work, I gotta battery care system on the way, and since I can't afford padock stands right now, I'm on the hunt for some old carpet to sit her on.

It's already -6 celcius and snowing here in Germany!
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Running it and shutting it off.
it would be ok if you rode it for a bit, but when you just start it to get juices flowing, then shut it off, moisture can build up and cause corrosion of parts. that's just what i've heard. and it sorta makes sense. my mech. friends always say "dont just start the bike in the garage to hear the exhaust and shut it off without riding. it causes engine damage."

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it would be ok if you rode it for a bit, but when you just start it to get juices flowing, then shut it off, moisture can build up and cause corrosion of parts. that's just what i've heard. and it sorta makes sense. my mech. friends always say "dont just start the bike in the garage to hear the exhaust and shut it off without riding. it causes engine damage."
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I got these stands from Fly-N-Cycle Motorsports and they were a sweet deal. They are really sturdy, and come as a front and rear set, with spool and swingarm holders for the rear stand. And at $89, you cant beat it!

Biketek Motorcycle Front and Rear Stand Set - Motorcycle Stands - Fly-N-Cycle
I ordered the same set! Thanks!

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I am trying to prove someone wrong. A little help would be nice. Does anyone have any links that would help me prove the fact that leaving the bike on will hurt the bike and putting a battery tender on is better?
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starting the bike, letting it run for a bit, and turning it off shouldnt have any negative effects. not that im aware of anyways
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clean it like u never cleaned her before, and me mine lives in the kitchen when its realy cold it took the wife a few years too understand it but she came round.

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starting the bike, letting it run for a bit, and turning it off shouldnt have any negative effects. not that im aware of anyways
DO NOT GO OUT AND START THE BIKE AND RUN IT FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME! if you dont run the bike long enough the condensation on the crank will NOT evaporate, and it will mix in with your oil, and you will have some watery oil, and if you dont notice the watery oil, and you continue to run the bike you can really fuck some shit up! people that go out and start there bike once a week for 15 min think here helping, but they dont relize the potential damage that can be done

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DO NOT GO OUT AND START THE BIKE AND RUN IT FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME! if you dont run the bike long enough the condensation on the crank will NOT evaporate, and it will mix in with your oil, and you will have some watery oil, and if you dont notice the watery oil, and you continue to run the bike you can really fuck some shit up! people that go out and start there bike once a week for 15 min think here helping, but they dont relize the potential damage that can be done
yesssssssssssssss someone's on my side

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According to my Suzuki instructor, who is one of the most knowledgeable instructors I've had so far; drain your fuel tank, fill it up with C-12 race gas, run the bike to get the C-12 all the way through your system, shut it off, top off the tank and your good to go. C-12 does not go bad.
or you guys could just use stabil, i use it in all my old car projects when there sitting or not being driven, stuff works pretty good, my 69 firebird sat in the backyard for a year, with a full tank of super, and some stabil, thing fired right up a year later, carb was not sticky or anything

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yesssssssssssssss someone's on my side
lol, well i learned the hard way, i used to go start my bike and turn it off, then i relized my oil looked like milkshake, i thought i blew the head gasket or something cuz my oil was full of water, then i learned thaat it was just condensation that didnt evaoporate, IMO you shudnt start your bike unless u plan on riding it for at least 45 min

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Well I ordered my battery Tender!

Amazon.com: Battery Tender 021-0128 Battery Tender Plus 12V Battery Charger: Automotive

Should be here tomorrow. Can anyone give me reviews? How do I remove my seat to get to the battery?
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i ride year round...doesnt even rain much here...but the stands for bike and battery maint. ...you can find at harbor frieght really cheap..compared to other places...they actually have a whole motorcycle section now.
if you have the manual for the bike it has step by step instuctions in there if you dont have one look in the service manual link oh the home page

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What tool do I need to get the seat off of a 2009 ZX-6R? I've tried everything. I need to unscrew the bolt first and then take off the plastic cover and then unscrew the seat right?
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