Join Date: May 2009
Location: Indiana/ Michigan line at the Lake
How long to safely warm the engine?
Just being curious as I am the "fire n' go" type after only 15-30
seconds to get the oil upstairs.
Also, I baby the bike for at least a mile before gradually adding stupidity.
It's probably best to fast idle at least a minute, and I know many riders
start the bike before adding the helmet and gloves while the temp comes up.
Also knew a couple who hit the starter then basically rolled out the clutch
with the choke on and rode off over the years, etc.
From an experienced wrench or two (this means you Tom lol) I'd like to
know A) when it's safe to drive gently. And B) when can we safely start
beating the pizzzz out of our beloved KLR's?
Thanks in advance for some real info. I've had good luck with the 15-30
second rule but have no idea if some cams have flattened a bit over the years.
This is my son, with whom I am well pleased." ----God
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