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Just A thought....I work above 11300FT at a mine and well. I have thought about adding a heat pad to the oil pan. Just to keep the idle time low on my warm up. I was looking at having the pad warm up about 30-45 minutes prior to me actually starting the bike up. I don't plan on run the heat pad on all day or night, to avoid creating condensation in the engine. I have a older friend that has tried this and never had issues with condensation in the engine.

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The best way to warm up your engine, is to ride the bike as soon as you start it. Don't romp on it, just ride it easy until you see a temp displayed, then operate as normal.
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The best way to warm up your engine, is to ride the bike as soon as you start it. Don't romp on it, just ride it easy until you see a temp displayed, then operate as normal.
Thanks, I'll treat her like a normal commute then. It is probably better anyways...cold tires and cold road....yeah wouldn't want to have my first road incident all because I get over confident on only having the engine up to temp.

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When bikes had carbs with manual chokes and air cooling, getting it to run smoothly was a lot more involved. ECU with FI has all but eliminated the need for a warm-up.

Start it and ride it. Don't be stupid until it's warm.

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