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I've read a few posts that say they don't warm up the bike, but just fire it up and ride away. I've had my Wing since last July and I've built engines and raced a car for years. I can't figure out why warming an engine could be a bad thing.
 

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I've read a few posts that say they don't warm up the bike, but just fire it up and ride away. I've had my Wing since last July and I've built engines and raced a car for years. I can't figure out why warming an engine could be a bad thing.
Is it a good thing or a bad thing?:shrug:
 

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Same as Catch. warm it a minute or two while getting gear on and then ride off.
 

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I'm old fashined also built a lot of motors over the years, I'm warming mine a minute or so before going soon as the idle starts to fall off a bit I know things are warm and oil has flowed
 

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I warm up the bike about the same time it takes me to dress for the ride.
If it's cold 4 or 5 minutes,about the same time it takes me to put on my cold weather gear.
If it's warm about a minute or so about how long it takes to put on helmet and leather jacket.Always ride 3 or 4 minutes slow in 3rd gear to get the transmission gears warm and coated.
 

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I let it run for 3-4 minutes...while i'm gearing up.
 

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I usually wait long enough for the RPM's to drop off from the "high" idle before dropping it into gear. Thats usually about 3-4 minutes when its less than 50f/10c.

Thats usually enough time for me to take 'er off the centre stand, mount the bike, and back it down the driveway (the old fashioned way without reverse).


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I read an article once that actually made sense in stating that there is no need to let the engine warm up by idleing, rather you should begin driving conservatively and the engine will warm up faster.....that being said, I let mine warm up for maybe a minute or so.
 

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No need for a warm up, very few people live next to the freeway on ramp and would be charging down the road at 70+ with a stone cold engine. For me, its several miles to the freeway so I just get on, get set, turn the key and go.
 

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I usually wait long enough for the RPM's to drop off from the "high" idle before dropping it into gear. Thats usually about 3-4 minutes when its less than 50f/10c.

Thats usually enough time for me to take 'er off the centre stand, mount the bike, and back it down the driveway (the old fashioned way without reverse).


Jason



:agree: R.J.
 

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Crank and go ... Even in cold weather seems to work for me. Maybe 10 or 15 seconds idle when real cold.



JMHO :cool:




 

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I don't put a load on the engine until it is warmed. Will drive conservatively for several blocks before I get into the throttle.
 

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I suit up for the ride while waiting for the coolant temperature gauge needle to move above the C (cold). I read it in the owners manual so it must be true.
 

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No need for a warm up, very few people live next to the freeway on ramp and would be charging down the road at 70+ with a stone cold engine. For me, its several miles to the freeway so I just get on, get set, turn the key and go.

:agree:
 

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I've read a few posts that say they don't warm up the bike, but just fire it up and ride away. I've had my Wing since last July and I've built engines and raced a car for years. I can't figure out why warming an engine could be a bad thing.
And the Honda owners' manual says...?
 

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Mine warms up during my lockup of the garage and the time it takes to arm the security system. Approx 1 minute, regardless of temp.
 

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I've read a few posts that say they don't warm up the bike, but just fire it up and ride away. I've had my Wing since last July and I've built engines and raced a car for years. I can't figure out why warming an engine could be a bad thing.
Turn bike on and drive away. You're just wasting gas otherwise.
 
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