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I bought my FTR less than 2 weeks ago. I live in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley. It has gotten as cold as it gets lately, but I am extremely disappointed that my new bike with just over 300 mi, does not want to start! I had to switch to my 2019 Scout that turned on the first try. Not that I don't mind riding my scout, I love that bike, but I was stoked when I got my FTR only to have the last two days at 38° and 45° fail me when trying to get to work. I have been scouring the internet for start help and suggestions, but at this point I called Customer Service and they recommended I take it back to the dealership as it "is not normal for it NOT to start." I really hope Indian can fix this. Or am I only supposed to ride after putting another $500 into a brand new bike? Don't fail me Indian. I am a new 2 year rider and on my second bike with you guys, I hope this doesn't kill the buzz I have for Indian. Is anyone else having this problem?? Taking any advice or suggestions! Thanks.
 

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Same answer as given on other posting:

 

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My Vintage didn’t want to start either. Try giving it a little throttle after it begins to fire. Worked on mine.
 

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When you say,it won't start,do you mean it cranks over real slow,or,it cranks over normal but just doesn't wanna fire?????????
 

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^^^Won't crank just clicks apparently? I asked exact same question when he posted the same conundrum elsewhere.
 

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It's one of them things unfortunately pal, it's one of those bikes that likes to live on a battery tender.
I regularly ride in freezing temps. Keep the bike in a non heated garage And my bike doesn’t live on a tender..

Looks like some people received faulty batteries what do not like the cold or loose battery terminals.


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I regularly ride in freezing temps. Keep the bike in a non heated garage And my bike doesn’t live on a tender..

Looks like some people received faulty batteries what do not like the cold or loose battery terminals.


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Regular use is your asset here. I'd be willing to be the only bikes of mine that would reliably start after 2 weeks of sitting in this cold are my smaller displacement ones.
 

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It’s usually a week or two between rides due to the erratic weather. I rode mine last Sunday, it’s been sitting all week, with no tender while it’s still snowing.

I know for a fact it will start right up when I go to take it out next week once the snow is off the roads. I also know it will be a little slower to crank since the oem battery cca is fairly weak imo.


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Just for you Mr. Hatt.

Haven’t rode it in a week. Coolant is 32* oat is 36* Hasn’t been on the tender.... that Ryan tune helps too :)



And of course I had to ride it if I started it. View attachment 575338



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Right on! Its always good to hear an FTR!.. for the record, I don't think it's not possible, I just wouldn't wouldn't count on them in these cases.
 

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I bought my FTR less than 2 weeks ago. I live in L.A.'s San Fernando Valley. It has gotten as cold as it gets lately, but I am extremely disappointed that my new bike with just over 300 mi, does not want to start! I had to switch to my 2019 Scout that turned on the first try. Not that I don't mind riding my scout, I love that bike, but I was stoked when I got my FTR only to have the last two days at 38° and 45° fail me when trying to get to work. I have been scouring the internet for start help and suggestions, but at this point I called Customer Service and they recommended I take it back to the dealership as it "is not normal for it NOT to start." I really hope Indian can fix this. Or am I only supposed to ride after putting another $500 into a brand new bike? Don't fail me Indian. I am a new 2 year rider and on my second bike with you guys, I hope this doesn't kill the buzz I have for Indian. Is anyone else having this problem?? Taking any advice or suggestions! Thanks.
Its a big problem with the scout, my 2015 was in the shop under warranty twice, they never could fix it. I just got the run around. At demo days none of the scouts would start without a jump. Everyone with this problem should start a list and make indian have. A recall, and fix problem
 

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Today is a nice day where I live so I tried to start my FTR up and go for a quick spin. It just cranks and won't start. Has anyone had this problem? The previous person here didn't post a resolution to his problem
 
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