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April 14, 2017, 10:40:55 AM
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Just a minute of a warm-up run will do the trick. That time gives adequate time to allow the piston and other parts to gradually expand and ensure good oil circulation to the upper end. Most riders start the engine and spend a minute or two putting on their helmet and preparing to ride. Once they’re ready, so is the bike.

Below is a link to a good blog post from AMSOIL on warming up your motorcycle.


April 14, 2017, 11:30:02 AM
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  I'll start my bike, ease it out of the garage and out the gate to the driveway, all of that in neutral.  After closing the garage and gate I'll finish suiting up with the helmet and gloves.  By that time I'm sure the motor is plenty warm, maybe warmer than it needs to be.

  This has been my routine for a few years, good, bad, or indifferent, it makes me feel like I'm treating my bike well, at start up.  Chances are good that I'll be hammering the snot out of the motor in a few more minutes!


April 21, 2017, 06:55:28 PM
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Almost the same here!  I fire up as I'm suiting up and opening the garage door.  Back out, close the door, check that everything's secure, clear traffic and ease out for the short run to the light.
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April 21, 2017, 09:21:10 PM
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I always thought I did not warm up long enough, Fire it up put helmet gloves back out of garage back down the drive way walk back up and close door and take off.
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April 24, 2017, 07:43:17 AM
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Good advice. It doesn't take much time but a minute should make things right.
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April 29, 2017, 04:51:23 AM
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A minute or 2 is all I need. Rpm's start out at near 1200 and drop to 900-1000 in the time it takes to close garage and line up to get out. Have always been a startup practice. I ride with a buddy and it pisses him off.. he starts and runs.. I smile when he stops and waits at the drive.. lol

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April 29, 2017, 03:33:51 PM
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Harley Mike

I don't think you need to warm your bike up per say. Start it up give it a minute to get the oil flowing and take off.
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May 02, 2017, 04:32:08 PM
Reply #7


I live in Michigan and I always left mine warm up for at least a couple two three minutes

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