Thanks Fatbat. Great bunch of characters and funny buggers on here. I like to have a laugh. All good.
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.
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!!
Now that's an idea....
The heater does make a difference. Don't wanna say I told ya so but....ya know....I jus gotz to.
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.
At least you know how to start your bike on a cold morning....
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.
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.
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.