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cold blooded?

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  1. gmgintret
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    I have a 2008 Custom and it seems even more cold blooded than would be normal. Today (55-60 degrees), it would not turn over unless I had the choke all the way out, even though I had run the bike for half an hour and then it sat for only an hour. If I'm at work and it sits for 9 hours, okay that I understand. But it seems like I run into the above described situation a lot. Otherwise, the bike is running great. Are these bikes just that cold blooded?

    Thanks,

  2. ladeploomer
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    Yeah, that sounds about right. I have a 2004 Custom & it seems that 70 degrees or better is her sweet spot - and even then sometimes she chugs a bit without the choke. But I ride her year round (thank you, choke) and she never complains.

  3. KJoe218
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    Ditto. It seems to always like the choke to get started, but I can usually get off of it pretty quick.

  4. micg10
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    mine is the 09 model and in the cooler weather after turning it off it cools down very quick.
    what you described would be very common.

  5. SlovBoj
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    At 45* this morning, mine turned hard at the start even WITH the choke full out. Yours seems like it's right along side the rest. I wouldn't worry.

  6. Trollpj
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    When the temp gets cold out the choke is your friend. I use mine a little more in cold weather and sometimes on really cold mornings I have it on for the start of the ride.

    Never had an issue, of course my first car had a manual choke on it so doesn't bother me

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