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cold weather start up

Postby mcbrayer3rd » Fri Nov 02, 2012 1:50 pm



last two mornings i couldn't start my 82 gl1100i in the cold, but when i got home no problem, starts right up.

do i need a better battery, or maybe a engine warmer. :o


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Re: cold weather start up

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Fri Nov 02, 2012 3:48 pm

How cold was it when you tried?

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Re: cold weather start up

Postby mcbrayer3rd » Fri Nov 02, 2012 5:49 pm

30-35 i think......................
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Re: cold weather start up

Postby littlebeaver » Fri Nov 02, 2012 11:24 pm

You said you couldn't start the bike or it wouldn't start, How did it act, did it crank fine? Or was it slow cranking.?..If it was slow cranking then yes I would run to the battery store, a good idea is to use a maintainer for the battery...Make sure your charging system is functioning, if you need help with that just say so.. :D Oh, :shock: I bought myself one of those AGM type batteries because I didn't want to fudge with battery acid...Or have to check it..ever... :D

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Re: cold weather start up

Postby mcbrayer3rd » Sat Nov 03, 2012 2:28 am

slow crank, bought a battery and a maintainer, so i hope that it will help.
tomorrow i will find out. :mrgreen:
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Re: cold weather start up

Postby Johnyy Smoke » Sat Nov 03, 2012 4:59 am

Interesting-my bike cranks fine in the cold - 40 or 45 degress - choke works fine - but I gotta play with the gas for a minute or two till it settles down enough to idle smoothly. I thought that perhapes its just a cold hearted "beast". Or does the choke need adjusted? Regards, Johnyy

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Re: cold weather start up

Postby mcbrayer3rd » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:09 am

well just installed new battery, no luck. Butt the starter sounds real bad like an old computer. now it only clicks damn it :evil:
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Re: cold weather start up

Postby dingdong » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:27 am

Did you give the new battery a full charge before trying to start the bike?
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Re: cold weather start up

Postby mcbrayer3rd » Sat Nov 03, 2012 7:27 am

................yes.................
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Re: cold weather start up

Postby mcbrayer3rd » Sat Nov 03, 2012 9:18 am

its the starter, took it apart and cleaned it. bushing are short and inside use super packed with black dust, put back together and it did turn over, but no start

going to get a rebuild kit.
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Re: cold weather start up

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Nov 03, 2012 10:28 am

Sorry this happened to you, if the battery was a few years old it was probably time for a new one anyway...The maintainer will help..Be sure to check the ground to the frame, the cable that goes to the bolt at the frame, I'd clean that sucker up well..

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Re: cold weather start up

Postby mcbrayer3rd » Sat Nov 03, 2012 11:55 am

it definitely the bushing in the starter
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Re: cold weather start up

Postby s_lapid » Tue Nov 06, 2012 10:53 pm

maybe your engine oil gets too thick in cold weather and it causes the bad starting? what kind of oil are you using?

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Re: cold weather start up

Postby kf4nxs » Sun Nov 11, 2012 6:39 pm

You mentioned getting rebuild kit, mine starts fine when its cool. When I ride and stop to get gas or a soda, it acts like the battery isnt charged. I have checked all connections and battery is fine. So I believe it will need a rebuild. Where can I find a good but budget kit?

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Re: cold weather start up

Postby mcbrayer3rd » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:13 pm

just rebuilt my starter, all is good. starts up instantly. :D

$27.95
http://www.ebay.com/itm/330680926587?ss ... 1497.l2649


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