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    Senior Member Polarpilot's Avatar
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    Got back to the arctic today - my son has been riding my TW this summer - temperature today was +1C - pulled out choke but short running periods and low temps sabotaged the battery and it was a no start - drat

    Will go back to his place tomorrow and drop a charger on the battery for a couple of hours - that will do the trick I am sure

    Battery was new 2 years ago - but sitting for months on end is not good for it - I brought a solar charger back wtih me this trip and I think I will set it up for the coming winter

    Come on tomorrow! I want to ride.

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    That solor charger won't do didly squat when daytime is a glow on the southern horizon.



    The solar chargers I use on my cages have too much output for a TW battery, but with your low hours of sunshine and even lower angle of sunlight you mat be able to nurse a battery along in the winter.




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    Retro fit with a kick start.



    Times like these will fade into non-events.

    Long live the internal combustion engine!

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    A kickstart is probably the best long-term solution considering the extreme environmental conditions in the Arctic.




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    A warmer day today - sun warmed up the engine - gotta love that black coloring scheme - pulled on the choke crossed my fingers and varoom - away she went - rode it aabout 10 kms to gett a bit more charge into the battery.



    Those engines are pretty cold blooded for starting in cold weather.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polarpilot View Post
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    Those engines are pretty cold blooded for starting in cold weather.


    A re-jet should be performed. If it's stock it's lean even at temps higher than +1C.
    Sold bike.



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