Electrical failures in cold weather?
Not sure if this is something to be worried about or not..
When it is cold (like below 20F) electrical stuff won't work right away. The turn signals may or may not work.. if my heated jacket or grips work and I turn on the signal everything will stop working. Everything will eventually come back on after riding for maybe 10-15 miles but even then it seems kinda random.
When it's a little colder (maybe below 10F) I have the same problems but they don't really fix themselves after riding for a little while. If everything does work then it is short-lived and completely random.
On a few occasions when it was below 0F the jacket, grips, and signals just didn't work at all.
I ride the V an hour and a half each way to work so, theoretically, it should get the engine warmed up. This has been a really cold winter though.. it may not be able to get warmed up at all at these temperatures.
I don't think I've seen these issues when the weather is warmer (closer to freezing). Those days haven't been too frequent lately though so I'm not sure. Oh and the headlight, high beams, and ignition work 100% of the time. I've had no problem with them at all.
I guess I'm just wondering if it's because of this bitter cold or there is something going on with the bike. Any ideas?