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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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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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