Can someone walk me through the proper way to start up and warm up? I feel like Im doing something wrong. Feel free to get neurotic.
I'm up in the wee hours of the morning and with the Termi's it's more or less, turn the key, wait for the initial revs to drop and then set off. I ride her fairly gently until the oil temp registers, then it's all hell for leather
Is that also after the speedo & tach have done their thing? I usually wait to hit the start button until then, but don't recall specifically reading or hearing this is a good idea.A service tech told me to turn key on and wait for the lights to cycle off. He said its a systems check, plus the fuel pump is pressurizing the system.
If the ambient temp is warm\hot, I typically just wait 30 seconds or so to blip the throttle (small blips) a few times. Maybe a minute or two if its cold. I've only got about 1/3 of a mile before I hit the freeway, but I try and stay below 4k revs until I get a temp reading, then keep it below 4.5K for a few more minutes if ambient temp is cool or until its reading 150F when ambient is warm. That's the nice thing about the stock gearing - I can do 70 while only turning 3.8K so can easily keep up with traffic without working the motor too much when its cool. Once I'm up around 160-170F, I don't worry about it.Yes, started doing that. Do you guys blip the throttle immediately or just leave the bike alone for a few minutes? And how long to you ride before you start rolling on higher revs? Where is your oil temp?