Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Saint Joseph, MO
Fury Won't Start In Cold
So, I will try to include all relevant information here.
I bought a 2010 Fury brand new off the showroom floor in May of this year, 2012. When I bought the motorcycle, I was assured that I would have no problems starting it in the cold. Throughout the last few months, some strange stuff has been happening that I kind of ignored, and I know I shouldn't have. Every so often, my trip / clock would reset. Along with this, if I didn't let the engine light dissapear and immediately tried starting my bike, it would bog down and I would lose all lights / odo, and my trip would reset again. I would then have to shut it off for 10 seconds, flip the switch again, wait for the light to go away, and then hit the starter. The bike would then whir over lazily a few times, and then finally start.
Well, a few nights ago, it finally got down below 20 degrees, and I went to leave work, let the engine light go away, and went to start it. It turned over once, and died. Tried it three more times before it would stop turning over completely, and the starter would just click.
I took the battery into my local Honda dealership. They charged it, tested it and said it was fine, and said that I should not expect to be able to start it in these temps, and that even daily riding is not enough to keep the battery charged. I ride my motorcycle EVERY day, at least 10 miles each day on the highway.
What I don't understand, is I came from a Honda Shadow 750, which was carborated. It started all the way until -10 just fine if it had a good battery in it.
So, Honda refuses to troubleshoot it because it's 'normal'. Is being unable to start in temps under 20 degrees farenheit normal for this bike? Is there anything I can do to get it to perform better and actually work? I spent $10,000 on this beauty so it would be my daily driver / main means of transportation. It is entirely useless to me if it cannot perform in Missouri winters, lol.