I would have to disagree with that assuming he doesn't take off and run it WOT like a dumb kid.GPO03FatBoy said:but your not yet warmed up cyls/engine is not going to last long. just sayin...
a lot of "ifs" there. just sayin...Y2K said:I would have to disagree with that assuming he doesn't take off and run it WOT like a dumb kid.
I start my bike every day,wait a few seconds for good oil pressure and take off taking it easy for the first couple miles.
Done it that way for years and my bikes last a long time,130,000 miles on my 2000 and it's never broke down.
40K and still running strong added a 95" kit,103K and still running strong add goodies that would have voided the warranty like cams,head work,higher compression,30K on that build now.
Rode my FXR the same way,100,000 miles without a rebuild on it and I rode it to the shop for a fresh top end job and new cam & lifters with some head work.
It was still running good but starting to leak oil.
I sold that bike but last I knew it had 150,000 on the clock and running great on the original lower end and the one fresh top end.
My point here is that there's no need to let a bike sit and warm up as long as you don't run the crap out of a cold engine,just take it easy for a few miles till it's up to full operating temps.
Agree, I always warm up every vehicle before driving off.kwas said:I warm up my Ultra the same way I have warmed up every vehicle I have had with EFI since 1992. I start it and idle it for about 60 seconds in the summer, 2 minutes in the winter temps. Just long enough to buckle the seat belt, check the mirrors, check the tunes and off we go.
a water cooled iron block is a little different from air cooled aluminum cylinders and heads. not to mention the different method of attaching the heads to the cylinders. seen a number of blown head gaskets from beating on aluminum motors when they are not fully expanded yet.airman said:My brother in law works for Ford and they run durability drives on their products in extreme cold and heat and try to break them. They have cold started products that have been sitting in below zero temps and went full throttle for the entire day, shut them down for the night and repeated........for weeks and then tore down the engine and trannnys and found no adverse effects from that treatment. Before engines are released for production they have to run at FULL throttle for 300 hours without a sample failure. If it fails they look at the component that failed and focus on improving it before the next test. I wouldn't do this to my machinery but it only makes me feel better pampering it. It is designed to take a beating.
I am not sure if I should feel guilty or not.Jeffytune said:test the lights and brakes, .