Winter riding problems in the northeast
Hello fellow VN750 riders. I have an '05 and like to ride all year round. This is my first winter with the bike and I'm a concerned that it might not be a good bike for the cold winters. Since I live in an overcrowded city, there's no garage space so the bike stays outside all the time. After a couple days of bitter cold (dropping down into the single digits), I haven't been able to start my bike. Two things -
1. Is it safe to assume the battery might need to be charged? It turns over, but it doesn't seem to have enough juice to get the engine going. I'm planning on charging it tomorrow.
2. There is no coolant, it appears to be completely empty. Could this be part of the problem. I will search the forum for the right kind and refill that tomorrow as well.
3. Anything I can do to avoid this is the future. As I mentioned above, I like to ride year round and would like to to get through the winter without anymore problems.
What do you think? I don't have a lot of mechanical experience, so I appreciate any thoughts. Thanks in advance.