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  • Adz69 Posts: 181
    Central Coast NSW
    Stock Poster Adz69
    17 Jun 2017 11:10 AM
    Posted by fatbat on 17 Jun 2017 08:34 AM
    Its good youve got a sense of humour adz. Whatever works and makes you happy man 

     Thanks Fatbat. Great bunch of characters and funny buggers on here. I like to have a laugh. All good.

  • Adz69 Posts: 181
    Central Coast NSW
    Stock Poster Adz69
    17 Jun 2017 11:13 AM
    Posted by Ranga on 17 Jun 2017 09:09 AM
    Posted by punkin on 17 Jun 2017 05:09 AM
    I have stopped using my blinkers in order to save on electricity.

    Between the bike, the utes and the missus's car i reckon i am saving up to $500 a year worth of electricity.

     You Wouldn't be living in Geelong would you. :) . Worst place I've ever been in this country for unused blinkers.


     Central Coast isn't too good either. Last night around 7:40 I saw a bike and 2 cars without headlights on in the space of 15kms. Fark. The bike was barley visible. 

     

  • Hot and Heavy Posts: 1250
    Hobart.
    Performance Poster Hot and Heavy
    17 Jun 2017 04:07 PM
    Posted by Adz69 on 17 Jun 2017 07:57 AM
    Posted by Hot and Heavy on 17 Jun 2017 04:06 AM
    Posted by Adz69 on 16 Jun 2017 07:24 AM
    To make the morning start up smoother and reduce warm up time, I got an extension lead, timer switch and a small blow heater. I put the heater about 1m away from the motor and set it to the lowest heat setting, and set the timer so it heats for 1 hour before I leave for work. Turns over a bit faster and warms up quick. Does anyone else do something like this?
    I have a garage so it's safe...wouldn't do this outdoors or under a carport due to rain etc.

     Living in Tassie I found my bike started a bit slower in winter. My battery died after two years so I put one in with a higher CCA and have had no dramas since. As for warming it up, I don't. I just don't flog the piss out of it until it warms up. 

     It doesn't start that much slower in the winter here in NSW, it's barely noticeable and isn't a problem at all, it was more the warm up time being reduced. Along with my dogs little plastic booties, plastic covered lounge, Harley pre-heat rig, and soon to be installed air conditioning bubble chamber for the summer, I'm good to go. Lol!!

     

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  • kick Posts: 9
    Perth
    Stock Poster kick
    17 Jun 2017 04:24 PM
    Bit cold in the hills this morning, didn't fire up first or second go. Flick the switch to kill the headlight and let there be life, thank fck. Not sure how many more cold starts this battery got, might have to get her an electric blanket.
  • Adz69 Posts: 181
    Central Coast NSW
    Stock Poster Adz69
    17 Jun 2017 08:21 PM
    Posted by Hot and Heavy on 17 Jun 2017 03:37 PM
    Posted by Adz69 on 17 Jun 2017 07:57 AM
    Posted by Hot and Heavy on 17 Jun 2017 04:06 AM
    Posted by Adz69 on 16 Jun 2017 07:24 AM
    To make the morning start up smoother and reduce warm up time, I got an extension lead, timer switch and a small blow heater. I put the heater about 1m away from the motor and set it to the lowest heat setting, and set the timer so it heats for 1 hour before I leave for work. Turns over a bit faster and warms up quick. Does anyone else do something like this?
    I have a garage so it's safe...wouldn't do this outdoors or under a carport due to rain etc.

     Living in Tassie I found my bike started a bit slower in winter. My battery died after two years so I put one in with a higher CCA and have had no dramas since. As for warming it up, I don't. I just don't flog the piss out of it until it warms up. 

     It doesn't start that much slower in the winter here in NSW, it's barely noticeable and isn't a problem at all, it was more the warm up time being reduced. Along with my dogs little plastic booties, plastic covered lounge, Harley pre-heat rig, and soon to be installed air conditioning bubble chamber for the summer, I'm good to go. Lol!!

     

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     Lol.

  • Adz69 Posts: 181
    Central Coast NSW
    Stock Poster Adz69
    17 Jun 2017 08:23 PM
    Posted by kick on 17 Jun 2017 03:54 PM
    Bit cold in the hills this morning, didn't fire up first or second go. Flick the switch to kill the headlight and let there be life, thank fck. Not sure how many more cold starts this battery got, might have to get her an electric blanket.

     Now that's an idea....

  • noitartsurf Posts: 1501
    Bungaree, Victoria
    Motor Head noitartsurf
    18 Jun 2017 12:20 AM
    My old CB750 would NOT start in winter unless the fan heater was underneath it while I had a shower and brekkie. 

    Mechanic said a complete rewire would fix it. A complete rewire on a $400 bike? Nah. 

    If I knew then, what I know now....

    Noit.
  • Adz69 Posts: 181
    Central Coast NSW
    Stock Poster Adz69
    18 Jun 2017 08:23 AM
    Posted by noitartsurf on 17 Jun 2017 11:50 PM
    My old CB750 would NOT start in winter unless the fan heater was underneath it while I had a shower and brekkie. 

    Mechanic said a complete rewire would fix it. A complete rewire on a $400 bike? Nah. 

    If I knew then, what I know now....

    Noit.

     The heater does make a difference. Don't wanna say I told ya so but....ya know....I jus gotz to. 

  • tussuck Posts: 1270
    Melbourne
    Performance Poster tussuck
    19 Jun 2017 06:58 PM
    OMG stop encouraging him!  Next thing he will be on the lookout for a nice knitted scarf to wrap around the carb.  Just install the flux capacitor mod and that will resolve the cold start problem.
  • Adz69 Posts: 181
    Central Coast NSW
    Stock Poster Adz69
    19 Jun 2017 07:09 PM
    Posted by tussuck on 19 Jun 2017 06:28 PM
    OMG stop encouraging him!  Next thing he will be on the lookout for a nice knitted scarf to wrap around the carb.  Just install the flux capacitor mod and that will resolve the cold start problem.

     I've actually been using a tea cozy to keep the air cleaner and carb warm. I found matching socks to go over the handgrips and have glad wraped the mirrors! I got the idea to glad wrap the mirrors while walking my little dog. He lost one of his booties on the wet grass, so I had to use some glad wrap and an elastic band to hold it on. He wasn't too impressed but it did the job.

  • Daggs Posts: 2312
    Lower South East, South Aust.
    Motor Head Daggs
    19 Jun 2017 07:35 PM
    there is 5 minutes of my life totally wasted...
  • paulybronco Posts: 8142
    Forum Legend paulybronco
    19 Jun 2017 07:37 PM
    Posted by Daggs on 19 Jun 2017 07:35 PM
    there is 5 minutes of my life totally wasted...

     At least you know how to start your bike on a cold morning....

  • Adz69 Posts: 181
    Central Coast NSW
    Stock Poster Adz69
    19 Jun 2017 07:38 PM
    Posted by Daggs on 19 Jun 2017 07:05 PM
    there is 5 minutes of my life totally wasted...

     If you had just one laugh,  then maybe it wasn't a complete waste of time.....and you have a new use for that tea cozy you bought from the Salvos the other day.

  • Daggs Posts: 2312
    Lower South East, South Aust.
    Motor Head Daggs
    19 Jun 2017 10:08 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 19 Jun 2017 07:07 PM
    Posted by Daggs on 19 Jun 2017 07:35 PM
    there is 5 minutes of my life totally wasted...

     At least you know how to start your bike on a cold morning....

     Plenty of cold morning rides where I'm from, never had any trouble ??

  • Adz69 Posts: 181
    Central Coast NSW
    Stock Poster Adz69
    19 Jun 2017 10:59 PM
    Posted by Daggs on 19 Jun 2017 09:38 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 19 Jun 2017 07:07 PM
    Posted by Daggs on 19 Jun 2017 07:35 PM
    there is 5 minutes of my life totally wasted...

     At least you know how to start your bike on a cold morning....

     Plenty of cold morning rides where I'm from, never had any trouble ??

     I don't have trouble starting my bike, it's more me shortening the warm up time....add to that a dash of overthinking. This thread is 10% info, 90% humor. 

  • Wideglider Posts: 118
    Wollongong NSW
    Stock Poster Wideglider
    19 Jun 2017 11:14 PM
    Posted by Daggs on 19 Jun 2017 10:08 PM
    Posted by paulybronco on 19 Jun 2017 07:07 PM
    Posted by Daggs on 19 Jun 2017 07:35 PM
    there is 5 minutes of my life totally wasted...

     At least you know how to start your bike on a cold morning....

     Plenty of cold morning rides where I'm from, never had any trouble ??

    Same here. With a good battery (and charging circuit), quick twist of throttle, full 'enrichener' - starts within a few seconds every time. Ease off the enrichener as soon as I can then use the manual throttle lock while putting helmet & gloves on & open the gate.

    Use same method all year round no probs (96 Wide Glide). Did you know Milwaukee is one of the coldest US cities? Temp drops below minus 18 deg C approx. 7 days per year! Apparently according to my HD engine number, my Evo was assembled in York Pennsylvania - temp can get down around that too. Of course its a little warmer in their garages - but you get the idea.    

  • awaba Posts: 19
    Australia
    Stock Poster awaba
    19 Jun 2017 11:30 PM
    I keep a trickle charger on the battery most of the time,bike starts fine,at the moment it's minus 2 to 3 degree mornings,
    I pull the enrichener all the way out and let it run for a couple of minutes back the enrichener off to about half way and then use the throttle screw to keep the revs up.
    put on my jacket ,gloves frostbite suit back the screw right of and ride the bike without ripping into it,after a couple of k's I push the enrichener all the way in,the next set of lights,the usually stalls,it runs well on cold mornings :(
  • Adz69 Posts: 181
    Central Coast NSW
    Stock Poster Adz69
    20 Jun 2017 07:31 AM
    Wideglider and Awaba, sounds we all start our bikes more or less the same way. I actually like the process of starting it up.....kinda satisfying. My previous ride was EFI....push the button and that was it..not much to do.
    Milwaukee sounds bloody cold. It would be a frosty ride rolling out in minus 18 degrees! 
    Minus 2 to 3 degrees Awaba.....that's a fresh and crisp morning ride...sounds like you're rugged up good though. 
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