how long do you guys warmup your bike?

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  1. samonkahonk

    samonkahonk New Member

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    i was reading through my manual and nowhere does it give a specific temp before i can start riding. i usually wait until at LEAST ~120F. is there a reccomended temp? what about you guys?
     
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    until it will idle without the choke or I'm done with the cigarette.
     
  3. Subie Driver

    Subie Driver Eye see what you did there.

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    As long as it takes me to get my helmet and gloves and everything on, then I just try to take it easy for a little while. It will warm up faster with a light load than with no load.
     
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    +1 i usually turn mine on, zip together my 2piece, put on the helmet, gloves, swing the leg over, and go on my way. my 1st bike had about 30k miles on it and my current 600rr has 18.8k miles and they both ran/run flawlessly.
     
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    samonkahonk New Member

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    yea i do that with my car but i wasn't sure if its the same thing with our bikes
     
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    I warm mine up about 60 seconds.
     
  7. bubbaZR2

    bubbaZR2 i poop too much, then i get tired... OT Supporter

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    Just make sure the engine runs enough to get lubed, and warm up somewhat. Just dont romp the shit out of it when its cold. Cruise it til it gets up to temp.
     
  8. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Okay, this is news to me (just like everything else to do with motorcycles). Do ALL bikes require a warmup period? Or just the shitty ones that come on Harleys and run so rich they can barely hold an idle?
     
  9. V!

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    I let mine warm up until it gets off the "Lo" temperature setting
     
  10. Junkie

    Junkie re-tarded OT Supporter

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    anything stock runs lean, which is made worse by the cold

    if it's running rich it should ride better cold.
     
  11. 00600

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    +1

    And mines a cold blooded bitch (carbed SRAD), during the winter it takes 2 cigs before it will respond to the throttle.

    When it's cold I go full choke, fire it up, within a minute or so the idle raises to ~3K and I drop it down to half choke (brings the idle back to 1500 or so), finish my cig and check to see if it responds to throttle inputs, if so I cut the choke, throw on my helmet and gloves, and go. I short shift it until its up to ~200* and from then on it's WFO.
     
  12. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Wait, motorcycle engines run lean? I thought all engines were tuned to run a little rich to avoid the risk of engine knock?
     
  13. 00600

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    They're usually tuned a little on the lean side for fuel economy/emissions, though not enough to raise NOX. 14.7:1-15:1 cruise.

    If you're setting it up for racing, a little on the rich side is better, max torque occours around 12:1 AFR, under load. it also helps to cool the intake charge slightly. But HC emissions go through the roof.
     
  14. LiveSideways

    LiveSideways Two bitches at the same time, synchronized swimmer

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    I just start mine and jump on it with the choke still on, adjusting to keep it at ~2500rpm. I ride it easy untill I get to the freeway (2 miles), then take the choke off and go on my way since it usually warms up within those two miles.
     
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    mines fuel injected. I put my glasses on, start it up and go.
     
  16. LiveSideways

    LiveSideways Two bitches at the same time, synchronized swimmer

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    Just because it's FI'd doesn't mean the engine likes running cold.
     
  17. BMH

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    usually wait like 3,mins if i havent used it in a while.if i used it a day ago i wait 1 1/2.(dirtbike though).when its not warmed up it usually doesnt rev good,and bogs.
     
  18. Junkie

    Junkie re-tarded OT Supporter

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    how many people warm up their cars in reasonable weather? just about nobody.
     
  19. mtnbikekid08

    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    How many people actually know about warming it up? Just about no one.
    How many morons are there? A lot
     
  20. vile1

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    Boom. The truth.
     
  21. themadpaki

    themadpaki There is no money. OT Supporter

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    i warm up until it's @ 107.

    01 f4i.
     
  22. Bavarian3

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    I dont.

    I ride it lightly for at least 5 minutes.

    Just cuz the bike is up to temperature from it sitting at idle for a few minutes doesnt do shit.
     
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    aznxplayer dying in a fire

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    and depends if im late to work or not.
     
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    yep

    start it, suit up, pack the bags and one last walk-around to make sure everything's set, then go

    of course I don't gun it until it's warmed up, but an idling engine takes longer to warm up than an engine on the go.
     
  25. deusexaethera

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    As long as there's enough oil in the crankcase, the damage is either done or not done in the first ten seconds.
     

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