Can you please explain your reasoning behind all these guesses and suggestions?
They're all so completely strange I can't even make sense of them.
Sure, spent some time searching online, came across few points which felt were worth sharing. No intentions to mislead, thought that was obvious.
Anyway have added links for reference if it helps
Came across an interesting post online on valve clearance being too tight, cold makes it tighter and expands when warm creating the space needed. Was just trying to re assure. Could've explained more perhaps..
He mentions the bike sitting till outside temps were warm at the same time no mention of the battery, age etc so thought it would be a good question to clear out
Cold help narrow it down same time saving experienced users like you the time, you have all the details ready. He clearly needs it on the road asap, know the feeling. Just because the battery has enough juice to switch on doesn't mean it has enough to start the engine right
Anyway colder temperatures slow down chemical processes, that's common knowledge.. and with batteries over time the cold will drain a battery, only happens more slower then when conditions are warm..
With regards to the guess made about it either being a washer, gasket or electrical was due to understanding of how things expand and contract during temperature swings or corrode with electrics and as a result a washer, gasket, relay can be prone to failing. Especially if damaged already or not replaced during a recent repair carried out. General wear and tear can't be ruled out same time.. hard to say without knowing exact history of storage etc
The part about the heater was an attempt to help try narrow the problem down again. just trying to help.. Cold engine also means more viscous/thick oil. Understand the ambient air temperatures shouldn't really effect a good working engine..maybe to use the bike in an emergency, if need be. Never know :)
Either way hope you get it sorted soon, Best Wishes