Cold weather starting is a pain in the ...
Wondering if anyone here can help. I'm riding an '08 Blade with 25,000 on the clock. As the weather is getting colder my beloved is being a pain in the ass to start. I thought it was the battery, but I've chucked a Li-Ion on there that's rated for 160 CCA, but it's still being a pig, doesn't feel like the starter is spinning as quickly as it once did - but maybe I'm just over-reading into things in a bid to solve the problem.
Don't really wanna spend £200 on a new starter motor unless I know it's at fault if you get my meaning.
When it starts, it runs fine, just takes 3 or 4 cycles of 10 second bursts to get it to fire. Despite it being a new battery, at the end of the cycle it does feel like the battery is dying, the starter turns more slowly. Yep, I've verified battery is ok.
Any support you can through my way is appreciated as I use this bike daily for getting back and forth to work and without it, it's a long walk... :-)