Do you warm up the motorcycle or just turn the key and go?

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Re: Do you warm up the motorcycle or just turn the key and go?

#21 Unread post by jstark47 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:05 pm

The one carb'd bike we have left here, a 2003 Triumph Trophy, is extremely quick to come off choke- no more than 10 seconds. Everything else is fuel injected. By the time I put my helmet and gloves on, they're ready to go.
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#22 Unread post by yomanew » Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:06 am

y helmet and gloves. That way I know the oil has had a chance to circulate before riding.

I see several people at work who just turn the key and go. The bike has no chance to get the oil mo

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Re: Do you warm up the motorcycle or just turn the key and go?

#23 Unread post by blues2cruise » Mon Aug 17, 2020 1:44 am

My current motorcycle definitely needs to warm up. It needs the choke on for a couple of minutes and then once the choke is off, it still needs a couple of more minutes before riding off.
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Re: Do you warm up the motorcycle or just turn the key and go?

#24 Unread post by Wilmer Stewart » Mon Aug 24, 2020 9:42 am

I was wondering what everyone does regarding letting your bike warm up for a little bit or not.

I tend to turn on the engine and then put on my helmet and gloves. That way I know the oil has had a chance to circulate before riding.

I see several people at work who just turn the key and go. The bike has no chance to get the oil moving before riding away.

What do you do?

Is it bad for the bike to just turn the key and go? Am I wasting time and a small amount of fuel by letting it warm up for a bit?

What's your opinion?

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it all depends on whether I am in a hurry somewhere. basically I warm up the bike.

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Re: Do you warm up the motorcycle or just turn the key and go?

#25 Unread post by Kal » Sat Sep 19, 2020 2:49 pm

I tend to need to start my GPZ500 (EX500) on the choke, but by the time I have my gloves on I can take it off and ride.
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Re: Do you warm up the motorcycle or just turn the key and go?

#26 Unread post by Jeremydepp50 » Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:18 pm

Everyone I talked to said about one minute of motorcycle warm-up is plenty of time to allow the piston and other parts to gradually expand and ensure good oil circulation to the upper end. In fact, most riders just start the engine and then spend a minute or two putting on their helmet and preparing to ride.

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