I live in Milwaukee WI and am always having difficulty starting my FCR once the weather begins to drop below 40 degrees. Not only do I have flat slides but also a nichols flywheel which tends to make the motorcycle hard to stay running at first. I bought one of these small block heaters that stick on the block magnetically. Unfortunately, due to the composition of our blocks I have to bungy cord it in place. Today it was 10 degrees and I put the heater on a couple hours and the bike ran on its own on the third try. You can get these at ay auto parts store. The only thing you have to becareful is taking the bungy cord off once the bike starts. Mine melted on the exhaust pipe. Just thought I'd let you guys know. Could make beginning of the year start much easier!