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Well hoping for the best paid off. I switched bikes for a long trip because no one wants to break down 100 miles from home. I checked my battery upon return and it was 12.8v. When I got to work it was nearly 13v and when I checked DC output with a warm bike it was acting as it should. Does charging not perform properly with a cold bike?
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Well hoping for the best paid off. I switched bikes for a long trip because no one wants to break down 100 miles from home. I checked my battery upon return and it was 12.8v. When I got to work it was nearly 13v and when I checked DC output with a warm bike it was acting as it should. Does charging not perform properly with a cold bike?
Temp shouldn’t matter for the charging aspect, expansion and contraction could reek havoc on say a corroded connector or cracking wire because of expansion and contraction. But how “cold” are we talking? Like dipping temps or just not running overnight?
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Well hoping for the best paid off. I switched bikes for a long trip because no one wants to break down 100 miles from home. I checked my battery upon return and it was 12.8v. When I got to work it was nearly 13v and when I checked DC output with a warm bike it was acting as it should. Does charging not perform properly with a cold bike?
Temp shouldn’t matter for the charging aspect, expansion and contraction could reek havoc on say a corroded connector or cracking wire because of expansion and contraction. But how “cold” are we talking? Like dipping temps or just not running overnight?
I haven't rechecked it but I was saying cold as in a regular cold start with ambient temperature around 70
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