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Hey guys

I posted earlier this week about a battery problem. Turns out that both morning I wanted to take my bike to commute to work, it was quite chilly outside (39F). She started just fine when I got back from work, and it was warmer. Also started fine this morning (52F).

How can I help her start in cold morning? A blanket works on the wifey, but prolably not on my old shinning... Is there such thing as a motorcycle block-heater? Any option you can think of?

Thanks!
 

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You should be able to get it started using the choke and don't crank the throttle at all while you try to start it. If it doesn't start using full choke then you have other problems.
 

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Close the gap of the plugs a little. On my 1100 the book calls for .031 to.035 and it was hard starting. Closed the gap to .028 and my bike started much better when cold, had no effect on power or gas mileage.

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Though expensive Iridium plugs do help with cold starts signifantly over standard plugs.
 

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Though expensive Iridium plugs do help with cold starts signifantly over standard plugs.
I know lots of guys make this claim, but my KLR runs/starts exactly the same, regular NGK or iridium. No change what so ever...

Chances are, if your engine starts better on iridium plugs.....you needed new plugs, and regular plugs would have behaved the same way. ;)
 

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I know lots of guys make this claim, but my KLR runs/starts exactly the same, regular NGK or iridium. No change what so ever...

Chances are, if your engine starts better on iridium plugs.....you needed new plugs, and regular plugs would have behaved the same way. ;)
I make this claim from my experience not what others believe or have claimed and my plugs were just fine when I did the switch. Other than cold starts not a difference but $10 a set vs $30 a set its definitely a good/major investment for cooler temps. ;)
 
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