Who here warms up their bike? If so, for how long?
Posted August 01, 2002 - 03:55 PM
Or do you think it's better to start the bike and immediatly ride with the choke on and ride for a mile and then turn the choke off?
Just curious. Dan
Posted August 01, 2002 - 04:26 PM
It always sputters a tiny little bit when I'm first starting going until it's got about 5 minutes of riding on it.
Posted August 01, 2002 - 04:30 PM
This comes from my dad, who isn't a mechanic but has been a rider since the fifties. This could only be true for Texas and the south as we don't have really cold weather.
Posted August 01, 2002 - 04:34 PM
Posted August 01, 2002 - 04:38 PM
After that - no holds barred!
Posted August 01, 2002 - 06:52 PM
For a car, you should let it warm up AT LEAST 30 seconds to get the oil to all of the engine and then drive away slowly until it reaches operating temp. Should be similar with a bike. Even in hot weather I wait 30 seconds before I drive away.
Posted August 01, 2002 - 07:22 PM
I usually let her warm up. At least until the radiators are getting warm to the touch with gloves on. I have always heard that water pumpers can cold seize if you go hard right away since the piston warms much faster than the cylinder. Hot piston + cold cylinder = really tight fit. At least on two strokes. Can't be too much different on thumpers.
Posted August 02, 2002 - 04:11 AM
Posted August 02, 2002 - 04:23 AM
I also keep me clutch partialy engaged (Have an 00) Clutch sucks till warm.
After that I usually take a through the gear box run up and down the main trail.
Come Back Shut off check oil, gas and away I go...
BTW forgot, before the and away I go,,, I warm myself up with some steaching and one good ol
[ August 02, 2002: Message edited by: E.G.O.**** ]