Whats the purpose of warming up a bike?
Depends on the bike.Polock Joe said:Whats the purpose of warming up a bike?
Weyland said:Depends on the bike.
If it's something like a Shovel or earlier, not much other than
making sure oil is getting flowing before you go whacking on it.
Evo and later, it's mostly to let the thermal expansion of the
cylinders occur, so you don't go blowing head gaskets and
base gaskets like what happens when one doesn't allow for it.
I never let my Shovel "warm up".
She does sit and idle for about 30 seconds - 1 minute
because that's how long it takes me to navigate off the patio
and out the gate, but after that, I'm not purposely kind to her.
It did take its toll on her, I imagine, but I couldn't
seperate what caused what after 275,000 miles.
Arooo?Rythemean said:Looking at your work, all I can say is I'm not worthy. It's guys like you that make it possible for guys like me to stay on the road. Great website and you, sir, are THE man. Much respect.
MMI puts micro chips in your head.Then tells you to go and work for a dealership.I had to cut mine out with a axe.That shit would have killed a normal man.Polock Joe said:Thank you gentlemen....an associate of mine claimed that you wamed up a bike to give the carb time to get the air/fuel mixture set up and there is no need to warm up EFI bikes.
This is coming from an MMI grad and since I didn't go to MMI, I'm lucky I can even start my bike let alone tie my shoes. THX
New cars also don't need much of a warm-up unless it is extremely cold. My Honda (car) uses 5W-20 oil, factory spec. That gets up to temp a lot faster than the old 10W-40 weight, I'm sure that has something to do with it. Pat Goss of "Goss' Garage" fame advocates a warm-up by driving slowly right away unless extreme old temps are present.fatass said:Soooo, why do newer vehicles only suggest to warm up for about 15 seconds in the owner's manual? Is everything made out of aluminum, including the seals and head gaskets?