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Bike would not start this morning when it was cold (approx 45 Farenheit). The starter motor would just turn and turn and turn but the bike wouldn't kick. I may have burnt or finished burning up the starter motor in this process. As I was in a hurry I also tried jumping the bike, no benefit. A couple times the motor took a couple turns, the tach move to about 500rpm and promptly died. This has never happened to me before. I eventually gave up.
After my days activities I came back. Having mostly murdered the battery in the morning, it spend all day on a tender. Batter held its charge well. The starter motor still turned catch rumble rumble die. Tried again, and again. The motor was now firing with the starter motor. As in, I let off the starter button, it died, I held on, the motor sorta kept running. While running the engine off the starter I gave it a little gas and it stuttered to life and ran solid.
I drove her home, as its better dead at home than my girlfriends house 45min away. I let the bike warm up to a full 5 bars. While riding home in approx 45 degree weather I noticed my temp gauge was all the way down at 3 bars and then dropped all the way to 2. It stayed at 2 bars most of the way home (on freeway approx 75mph). Once I got in my neighborhood, a stop sign or two later, it climbed right up to 5 bars.
I rode all last winter in similar weather including cold rain and the temp gauge never dropped below 4 bars once warm.
Any thoughts? And yes, I know I'm a moron and such you don't need to remind me (although I think this forum is a little politer than others...