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Warming the engine before riding.

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Only ridden it once. Awful weather here in the UK at the moment so I’m just using the ST1300 until things dry up a bit.

What do you chaps do with starting and riding. The ST manual states idle until one bar shows and then it’s ready to ride. What do you do With the FJR?
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I always wait until the display changes from Lo to a digital temp. I don’t think catastrophic things would immediately happen if I didn’t, but I am never in such a hurry as to need to ride off on a cold engine.
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When it comes off cold idle and the rpm drops to normal, it's ready to go. I wouldn't go all hooligan until it properly warms up to operating temp.........
If you have the Ivan flash, this will take longer to come down off fast idle......
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I start my bike before I put my helmet and gloves on. Then back it out of my garage, hit the garage door opener, and ride off. Approximately 2 minutes of idle time, regardless of outside temp. Leaving work, I unlock the trunk, start the bike, helmet and gloves, latch trunk, ride off. As as it runs long enough to idle down it is sufficiently warmed.
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Start and go, but easy with the revs for a few minutes.
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Warm weather I fire it up and make sure the idle is stable and go. Getting out of the driveway it's always a maze (danged kids and their parking) and beyond that it downhill to the main road. When it turns colder, I let it warm up a bit more but then its the same. Downhill and out of the valley.


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I always wait until the display changes from Lo to a digital temp. I donít think catastrophic things would immediately happen if I didnít, but I am never in such a hurry as to need to ride off on a cold engine.
I do this also...itís probably not necessary but it doesnít take long at all to wait for a little bit of heat to build. I avoid application of heavy throttle until the engine temperature is stabilized at itís normal point...maybe 5-10 mins or so of riding depending on the ambient temperature...again, probably not necessary.
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I always wait until the display changes from Lo to a digital temp. I donít think catastrophic things would immediately happen if I didnít, but I am never in such a hurry as to need to ride off on a cold engine.

I do this too. Takes 2 mins according to the trip clock
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There will be a lot of answers to this with no empirical data to show whether they make a difference or not. I believe it makes no difference whether you let it warm up or not before riding. But I agree with others who say you should not run it hard until it is warmed up.

BUT, what really matters in my opinion is oil temperature. I learned in my Corvettes that had oil temperature readouts, actual degrees not just a needle, that the oil temperature takes at least twice as long as coolant temperature to come up to what would be considered a normal operating temperature.

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When it comes off cold idle and the rpm drops to normal, it's ready to go. I wouldn't go all hooligan until it properly warms up to operating temp.........
This. I start it, leisurely put on helmet, etc. and ride off.
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