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May 25, 2008 at 12:04 am #1415mrvyasParticipant
What is the proper way to warm up the engine(with choke)?May 25, 2008 at 4:06 am #6672ShannonGParticipant
I am still getting to know my bike, especially the choke, but I open it up before starting the bike cold (maybe not all the way since it’s warm right now) and as I am putting on my helmet, gloves etc and the bike is running I keep adjusting the choke to keep the revs in the 2-3k range. This is per my owner’s manual.
One thing I have noticed is adjustments to the choke take a couple of seconds to have effect. Adjust it a little and then wait a moment for the bike to catch up to the adjustment.May 25, 2008 at 2:29 pm #6684BenParticipant
Shannon does the same thing as I do. I find the bike warms up enough to get going after you put on your helmet and gloves.
~Best Beginner Motorcycles AdminMay 27, 2008 at 3:53 pm #6744Johnny BoyGuest
Especially if it’s cold. Use the choke and try to keep the bike at around 2k rpm, starting with near full choke, and slowly adjust it with the revs. This will save you tons of mantnaince. It’s best to not stress your bike until it’s warmed up too, as you are particularly prone to cracking a piston, and the higher the compression rate in your engine the greater this chance becomes. And don’t forget that your piston head(s) will warm up faster than your cylinder as a whole, so if you do go to fast to quickly, that may seize, and if you’re going more than 10 mph when that happens you can say bye-bye to your crankshaft, and hello to a nasty fall.
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