You Might Think You Know How to Warm Up Your Engine…

YOU MIGHT THINK YOU KNOW HOW TO WARM UP YOUR ENGINE…

Warming up your motorcycle’s engine before you hit the trail or road seems like an obvious thing to do. Of course you should. But there is a right way to warm up your motorcycle’s engine and then there is a wrong way. We’ll explain. As a general rule of thumb warming up an engine is a good idea, but if you have a newer bike with fuel injection and run your engine with modern, usually synthetic, oils, you can pretty much hit the switch and go without worry, as long as you don’t bounce off the rev-limiter within the first few blocks. Nevertheless, it’s wise to warm up the engine first.

But here’s the thing—don’t let your motorcycle idle too long! You could be doing more harm than good if you do. Today’s engine management systems make it so you don’t have to worry too much about things like warming up your bike’s engine. As long as the engine isn’t sputtering or about to stall, you are pretty good to go right away…

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