Thread: Wow, it's cold!
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Old 11-23-2008, 04:16 PM
brucemg51 brucemg51 is offline
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Default Wow, it's cold!

Went for a short ride today, around 5 miles. Rather chilly here in New England, in the 20's. The motorized bicycle ran fine and even started right up better than I thought it would considering the temperature and that the bikes' been sitting for a while. Finally got up the gumption to put on the NASA space suit, with boots, gloves, helmet, and Oxygen rebreather and give it a go. The bike ran smooth as a baby's butt, except that it would stall out rather than idle. I was going to fiddle with the idle adjustment, but then it occurred to me that maybe the reason for it stalling was the ambient air temperature. The cold air may have been preventing the engine from reaching and maintaining a normal running temperature, thus causing frequent stalling. Any thoughts on that?
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