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Starting problems I have an 82 gold wing that will not start on a cold morning. It has a new fully charged battery. I can crack the throttle while cranking and it will spin a few times try to catch then lug down, sometime I can jump it and it will start right off. If i wait until it's around 40 deg. it will start right up, it's gt me bumfuzzled.

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Auto or manual choke? Could be out of adjustment. Cold engine idle speed may be too low. Fouled sparkplugs may be producing a weak spark (always buy high quality plugs). Maybe a weak coil. Make sure it's covered at night. Do they sell electric dipsticks for MC's? Hope you find the problem. Good Luck.

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