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Old 01-14-2018, 01:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Recoils Batteries and 4 Strokes at 20 below zero....

It's been cold lately. It has been a little windy lately.
I have some 4 Stroke stuff around. None of them have recoils. All of them are in good tune with 1 year- 2 year old batteries. The first start of the day is sometimes a joke. I get them running but my diesel compact tractor starts better.

They weigh a ton anyway, why not add 5 lbs and put in a bigger battery. Or they cost more, why not have a better battery. I am not big on snowmobiling at 20 below zero but come on who the hell is going to plug in their Snowmobile while out ice fishing??
Same with the ATV and UTVs. I can get most anything to start, not everyone else could these last few weeks.
I got a call from a freind with a new Sidewinder,
That thing was not up to the cold either.
If 20 below isn't even cold in some parts of the World why isn't this stuff better.
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Old 01-14-2018, 02:54 PM   #2 (permalink)
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0 degrees this morning and the king quad preferred the recoil to the electric start as I was heading out to drill holes. And that battery is only a year old like you mentioned, so I understand where your coming from.
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Even if they had recoils you would never be able to pull over one of those big 4 strokes in the cold . A bigger battery might help though, but space is a problem as well as weight.
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They sell and I have the small size booster packs, they will even start most V-8 cars/trucks. $30-$40. Will fit in most snowmobile coat pockets. Mine are Stanley's. sku#47010060
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My 2014 - 7000 with original battery has no problem starting at -25F this year or anytime previous and it sits inside my trailer with no heat.

I will cycle my fuel pump 3 times and before trying to start it, fires right up. If the sled hasn't been run for a week or two I will put a battery tender on to make sure battery is fully charged.

During the summer I disconnect the battery and put a battery tender on the battery to keep fully charged.

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They sell and I have the small size booster packs, they will even start most V-8 cars/trucks. $30-$40. Will fit in most snowmobile coat pockets. Mine are Stanley's. sku#47010060
My neighbor bought something like that.
He says it will save his life when he rides alone some day. It will.
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They sell and I have the small size booster packs, they will even start most V-8 cars/trucks. $30-$40. Will fit in most snowmobile coat pockets. Mine are Stanley's. sku#47010060
They are lithium batteries that don't like the cold either so keep them warm..
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I've been carrying the the MicroStart Antigravity battery for years. See L & M Fleet Farm has that Stanley on sale for $24.99 but they don't list any mah surge or continuous ratings. Stanley looks a little larger also. But the Micro is more expensive.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Antigravity...JaOr-C&vxp=mtr

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