Harbor Scooters and Motor Sports Do's & Don'ts
- Do check tire pressure frequently - 35-PSI Cold in most tires, check your sidewall if you are not sure.
- Do treat all fuel with Stabilizer. Ethanol wreaks havoc on these engines. Best fuel to use if you can is R-90 Ethanol free.
- Do run your bike regularly. Not down to the end of the street and back. Get it out 2-3 times a week for a ½ hour or so. Try to find a regular use for your bike and it will run well.
- Do check oil regularly. Best before first start. Up on center stand. Remove dipstick, wipe clean and seat back in, do not screw in, and check for level at least halfway up.
- Don't ever jump your scooter with a car when its engine is running. Avoid jumping with a car battery period. You risk frying the entire electrical system of your bike.
- Don't store your scooter for a prolonged period with an empty tank, as rust will build in as a result of daily condensation.
- Don't ever overdose with chemicals in an attempt to start a bike where the carburetor is plugged up from sitting. You run the risk of damaging fuel valves, ACV valve, and the carburetor itself from doing so.
- Don't change electrical components for high performance types. Most of these after market parts will either run hotter or remove critical rev limiters your bike was built with and can have catastrophic results.