Is there a minimum temperature our bikes will run?
Yes. I know. This is a weird question...
Is there a minimum temperature below which a Victory 106 engine won't run?
I have a sort of "tradition" that I always ride on New Year's Day, no matter what - my little good luck ritual.
So, on Monday, I attempted to start my bike. (2016 Gunner) The overnight temperature here was 12 degrees F, and the temperature at noon, when I tried to start, it was about 24 degrees.
My battery is strong - it has been on the trickle charger since it got cold.
The engine turned over fine, and tried to start, but it would not keep running. It would run for a couple seconds and then quit. I know it was firing because the exhaust was loud... No matter what I did, I could not get it to catch and keep running. I finally gave up because I was worried about the starter.
So my question is, do any of you ride at these temperatures? Is it the way the engine computer is tuned, or something like that?
(EDIT: I rode all afternoon the previous Saturday, Dec. 30. The temperature was about 38 degrees, and the bike started and ran just fine)
2016 Victory Gunner
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