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  • When Do You Shut It Down?

    Just wondering at what point do you decide to shut down your ride when you are expecting a delay in moving? For example road work(repaving) with one lane shut down and each direction has to take turns using the one lane. Is it after 5 minutes, shorter or longer than that? Should that time vary on different engines or would it be the same?
    Jeff
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  • #2
    I usually wait about 10-15 minutes. Keep in mind, your engine actually will increase a few degrees in temp after shutting down, due mass metal heat and now, lack of circulating oil.

    My hydraulic tappets will click even more after shutting the engine down hot and restarting it 10 minutes later, vs just leaving it run.....

    This is where water cooled bikes with a temp controlled theremostat works superior over air cooled machines.
    **Note: The technical info I provide is suggestive. I am not a perfeshunel.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Dave63 View Post
      This is where water cooled bikes with a temp controlled theremostat works superior over air cooled machines.

      My fans are powerful as hell, like a heatwave coming off of the engine....slow moving "parades" have actually gotten my temp light to come on, and I was making moves to get my legs farther away from my engine....can't imagine how hot the aircooled engines around me were, at that point...which is usually when I start seeing those bikes pulling over and shutting down.
      It's not "derailed", as long as the last post relates to the post above it...it's just on a different rail, heading into a more interesting direction

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      • #4
        When my thighs start to cook. I have tried the "Parade Mode" but it really didn't help much. I usually look for a spot to get through.
        Whatever doesn't kill me....HAD BETTER START RUNNING!

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        • #5
          I don't shut chit off, I take the shoulder or any other way to get around it! Just saying.....
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          • #6
            I would only shut it down when I'm sitting at a very slow freight train and there is no way around it. I can sit there for 15-20 minutes sometimes.......
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            • #7
              I would have to agree with Dave on the 10-15 minutes.
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              • #8
                I guess I'm pleased with my PCIII tune up to liveable AFR ,, no hot legs the whole trip,,, construction, stoplights .. Think I'll still try to get a Jagg oil coolin system though.
                Actually the suckest most redicules stoppage was in MISS ,, pickup was over the side of a guard rail ,,we found out when we got close, think it had traffic backed up close to a mile never turned the engine off but I was worryin.. Thought one lane was closed but when we FINALLY got there both lanes was open,, cop was just parked to the side.. It was just ignorant fuggars slowing down to gauk. Stupid cagers
                Five miles down the road we actually did come to a coned "left lane closed" and sailed through it around 55-60
                THE NEGATIVE ONE no better don't click
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                • #9
                  Mine is kick only. Sometimes I leave it running all night just so I don't have to start it next morning..........just kidding.....


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                  • #10
                    I enjoyed the kick-start jolt.....Kinda missing it right now since you mentioned it.
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                    • #11
                      If i know its gonna be awhile i'll shut it down pretty quick(5-10)for 2 reasons....of course i don't want the bike getting too hot....and i don't want the motor heat cookin me!!
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Unforgiven View Post
                        Mine is kick only. Sometimes I leave it running all night just so I don't have to start it next morning..........just kidding.....


                        UF
                        That's what I would do, but they say I'm not right anyway.....
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by RubberDown View Post
                          .....but they say I'm not right anyway.....
                          Join the club....
                          It's not "derailed", as long as the last post relates to the post above it...it's just on a different rail, heading into a more interesting direction

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Motive View Post
                            Join the club....
                            Must be a Texas thing.....
                            "Lead paint chips are chewy AND sweet......"

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                            • #15
                              Or an uptight non-Texan thing
                              It's not "derailed", as long as the last post relates to the post above it...it's just on a different rail, heading into a more interesting direction

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