I've just got a '92 evo¬ real sure how long to warm it up.I've heard they're cold-natured...
My rule of thumb .... start your bike, light up a cigarette and when you're done with the cigarette (7-10 minutes) you're ready to go.billzbubba said:I've just got a '92 evo¬ real sure how long to warm it up.I've heard they're cold-natured...
I also recommend this approach .... try not to warm it up with the choke pulled out.FXR2 said:From a cold start, set the idle with the cruise control star wheel at about 1500 RPM, and take the choke off (if you pulled it out) as soon as you can. .
i agree i tink this is good advise and i have a 92 evo graet ride ill dye with this bike its the best iv ever ownedsteveusmc said:The exact "procedure" for using the "enrichener" is right there in the manual and it is nothing like the advice given so far. There is a reason why the engineers want more fuel to the cylnders for the first few minutes of a ride. Yes, your plugs will foul if you use the enrichener "by the book" all the time.
Having said that, here is how I start my 1995 Wideglide (EVO).
-Regardless of outside temp I pull the "choke" (enrichener knob) all the way out. -Give the throttle a couple of good twists, hold about 1/4 throttle and start the bike.
-Enrichener will now keep the bike running without any throttle.
-Let it idle with knob full out for about 30 seconds.
-Push the choke in and then use the throttle to keep it running.
-Be patient in cold weather..below 50 degrees..sit there and idle for 3 or 4 minutes and let the motor actually warm up some.
-Go ahead and take off but take her easy for a few miles just like Hillside said.
-As has been said in here......."Never ask your lady to sing loud until her throat is properly warmed up". The EVO motor is an alloy sandwich and all those metals and other materials heat up and expand at different speeds.
-NEVER, EVER, take your bike out and let it rip if it's not up to full operating temp. Nothing may happen, but then again.......
Adjust as needed for very cold weather and of course for after you have been riding. You usually won't need to use the choke again the same day unless you let her sit until she cools all the way down.
Yes, I agree, EVOs are cold natured (at least mine is)...but they run like a clock when properly tuned with a good combo of carb, cam, breather, and pipes. Enjoy that bike...it will take you anywhere you want to go if you take care of it.
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