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Warming up your RC

Just curious what others' preferred temp they let their bike get to before pulling out.. personally 150-160..
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Same, 150-160 ... any cooler and it wants to cut off first time I let off the throttle ... well, which happens to be only 1/4 mile from my house.
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Normally I start the bike then put on my helmet and gloves then take off, but I'll keep it under 5k until it starts showing a temp (100+ish)

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Normal operating temp. 180+

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The map is best above 170
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120F or so, ease out of the parking lot, get to the first traffic signal shes up to about 160 or so.

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Soon as I get a temp reading I shut off the enrichenr and off I go. It's a half mile or so to the highway and by then I'm (the bike...) up to operating temp. All my vehicles are operated that way, even my Duramax, they warm up better at slow speeds than idling. Idling gets 0 mpg!

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Soon as I get a temp reading I shut off the enrichenr and off I go. It's a half mile or so to the highway and by then I'm (the bike...) up to operating temp. All my vehicles are operated that way, even my Duramax, they warm up better at slow speeds than idling. Idling gets 0 mpg!
I agree with all of the above, except the use of the term enrichener, the "choke" is simply a fast idle device, any enrichment is taken care of by the EFI
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Once the temp gauge shows a number, she's ready to go easy. After all one has to break in the tires, break pads, suspension and everything.
After she reaches 60C, like wingnutt said the intakes are warm enough to vaporize the mixture the best.

Cylinder's head temp is very critical for the induction otherwise, if it's cold, gas attaches on the walls and drip inside the cylinder instead of being turbulated and whirl as it should

That's why I am against of removing the thermostat on a bike that isn't built to be a racer. It's bad for the valve seats, piston's head and spark plugs.


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