Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: West Ossipee, NH
I've had the 88 / 95 - the 103, the 110 and now the 107 / 114 - I worry everytime it gets below 35 - 32, Harleys simply do not like to start in the cold - years ago we'd carry some fluid with us, always got a big bang out of starting them that way!! Anyway, I don't know all the technical answer or BS dependent on how you look at it, as to why, but I'm sure if you had tried a few more times it would have fired and hopefully the pipes would have maintained their orginal shape.....
The last one was my CVO 110 - stopped for coffee at 29* sat inside till our hands moved freely, our lips moved without blood squirting and then we left, my buddies 103 11RK groaned but started - My 11 CVO RG wouldn't start the first, second or third time on the fourth time it ignited - my buddy damn near fell of his bike, a guy walking by with his wife fell down on one knee - I tried to keep a straight face - I couldn't - between my buddie grabbing his heart and the wife asking him why he did not protect her instead of him ducking - all I could say was, man this thing just can't eat mexican....... But I was proud of her, she started and the V&H was all in tact - a few months latter I asked the dealer to take a look at it, prognosis on that hard start - battery needed to be replaced did not have enough to fire - I reminded them it was changed a year ago as I change batteries every four years - So I go back to Harley's don't like the cold........
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