Cold weather, no start, check engine light?!
I suspect I can guess the answer to this question, but I'll pose it anyway.
Tried to start the XR this afternoon. It's been parked in the garage for about 6 weeks (between the cold weather and lots of stuff going on, she's been pretty neglected). Bike cranked fine, and sputtered, but wouldn't start. I should mention it's about 12 degrees today.
After trying to crank the bike for several minutes, I noticed the check engine light came on. It would go back out after a bit, but would come back on again when I tried more to start it.
Battery was weak by the time I pulled it so I put it on the charger. It was still producing 12.2 volts, tho.
Bike was parked with pretty fresh oil, and a full tank of fresh gas with Stabil and StarTron added. Should add that the wife's carbureted shadow started, tho it made me work for it.
Should I keep trying to start the bike with it this cold? Is the check engine light (no trouble code, just Ck Engn on the MFD) significant? Should I put a heater in my garage if I insist on trying to start this bike?
Thanks in advance guys.
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