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Jason R

2014 1190 Adventure r cold starting issues

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Hey all, 

If you went to High Sierra 2018, you might have heard me cranking my 1190r all day on friday trying to get it to start.  Arwi and I finally got it to start with Jonathan's assistance of pure luck at 3pm.  That night I kept the bike in the trailer all night and it was able to start the next morning and ride all day Saturday.  I left the bike out Saturday night and sunday morning it would not start.  I trailered home back to Yuma, and the 1190 started right up at home (it was 100 degrees at home).  

I did some google searching and so far I have come up with that there is some issue with the 2014 starter in cold weather.  I do have a lithium battery too.  

Does anyone have any sure experience with this?  Should I be looking for a 1290 starter motor and switch to an acid battery?  

Thanks!

 

Jason

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