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VLX and cold weather

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What is the deal with cold temps below 40 and coughing and sputtering until warmed up? Also it won't start without having a charger hooked up. It just cranks until the battery is dead. With the trickle charger on all night it starts right up. Any body else see issues like this. It is a new battery this spring and I drive with the choke on.
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Mine is cold-blooded also. I have to leave it on the charger as well or it drains the battery after a few tries starting. I base my riding temperatures on whether or not I can get the bike to start. So far 19 degrees is the lowest I've ridden to work, although that was with a slightly clogged slow jet in one carb. Might be able to get it started at even lower temp this year since carbs were cleaned and upped from a 40 to a 42 jet.
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