Never bother myself, can't see the point, it'll be just as warm 100 metres up the road and will have least had a bit of a load upon it. (Although putting ones gloves on might count)
Let me guess - race exhaust?
Is the guy a twat who never warmed up his bike and tried to get his knee down so trashed it?
Unless its 2-stroke
Of course!But the R1 guy did wake me up at 1am coming home on it one night and sped up the road like mad so the c*nt deserves it!
You must warm modern engines before riding. Modern tolerences for high revving engines mean the clearences are much tighter. An engine under load will warm it's pistons up much quicker than the cooled cylinder wall. You won't really notice a few bhp down on your 150 though I suppose. The thing about 2 strokes is the pistons are not exactly round. It is slighlty small (ovalled) by the exhaust port as this runs hotter and expands more. Of course if it's a 4-stroke and you sell it after 2 years of abuse the nexy guy can worry about it. My bike is 13 years old so I have to look after it :burnout: You ever see racers go out on a cold engine? They even warm thier tyres for goodness sake!
Well, in fact it was my local Yamaha BMW shop's head mechanic who said that the time it takes you to put on your gloves and helmet is enough time to ride off at low revs. And your experience with 2 strokes is fine. I don't ride them much, so you could tell me it takes 30 minutes to warm one up properly and I wouldnt know the difference.I do know that the old RZ350 (LC350) that friends' owned didnt require a lot of time to warm up either, and one of them was raced.To say that you'll be doing your engine some damage is saying that as soon as it's started, you'll be doing it damage, warm or cold. That's true, wether warmed up correctly or not.
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