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Old 01-10-2015, 09:44 PM
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Default Re: Is there any risk in keeping your bike outside in extreme cold?

The two issues I experience when the temperature drops: at about 20F, the ambient lube in the cylinder becomes too viscus to allow normal starting. I make a habit of rolling the bike to allow about 10 cycles before I try to drop-clutch start it, otherwise the clutch will slip. Choke always helps, but isn't critical. The 2nd issue is moisture in the cable-sheathes...if I neglect these and allow moisture in them, the frozen water acts like solder and prevents normal operation.
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