After not riding or even starting a motorcycle in over a month I finally got my driveway free of ice and snow and pushed my 1931 Indian 101 Scout motorcycle out of the garage into the 18 degree temperature Sunday morning. My pal Charlie was due at my house on one of his motorcycles for us to do a freezing Sunday morning breakfast ride.
I did manage to get the old Indian motorcycle started but it kept stalling out due to the extreme cold temperature. Eventually I got the choke set right and she warmed up.
Here is a video link if you’d like to see and hear how to kickstart an old 1931 Indian motorcycle in sub-freezing temperature. I loaded this video here and on the Classic American Iron Harley magazine site too.
Charlie showed up on a 1970s Ducati and we rode about 20 miles all told and had a wonderful breakfast.