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post #21 of 30 Old 02-20-2017, 08:36 AM
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YEAH. That will go over real well with the wife. I can read the headline now "Man killed for using wife's heating pad to keep motorcycle warm at night"
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In the winter i like to let mine warm up so i get some radiant heat into the tank and seat so i'm not sitting on or gripping an ice cube, but i will ride as long as the temp is above 36f and is forecast not to drop during my ride or work commutes.
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In the winter i like to let mine warm up so i get some radiant heat into the tank and seat so i'm not sitting on or gripping an ice cube, but i will ride as long as the temp is above 36f and is forecast not to drop during my ride or work commutes.
I'm generally not a pessimist, but the idea that you could warm up the engine for any amount of time in order to radiate heat to the seat and gas tank isn't plausible. Even in warm 75 F summertime temps, a liquid cooled engine at full operating temp isn't going to radiate enough heat to effect the tank & seat temps. Air cooled bike engines will radiate a lot more heat to the surrounding air, but even then it's only likely to be noticed by those 'none of the gear, none of the time' riders who have bare skin exposed on their arms and legs.
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sitting, will warm the seat..
thus re-cycling body heat..

tyres also need a warming up phase,
using smooth accel/decel but without
heavy braking or strong leaning..
[even from beneath tyre warmers
tyres still need laps to warm up
to operating temp]
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I'm generally not a pessimist, but the idea that you could warm up the engine for any amount of time in order to radiate heat to the seat and gas tank isn't plausible. Even in warm 75 F summertime temps, a liquid cooled engine at full operating temp isn't going to radiate enough heat to effect the tank & seat temps. Air cooled bike engines will radiate a lot more heat to the surrounding air, but even then it's only likely to be noticed by those 'none of the gear, none of the time' riders who have bare skin exposed on their arms and legs.
Come sit on my bike on a 38f morning with a cold start and one that has been warmed up. I've done it both ways; it is warmer. To each there own, i was just adding to the discussion not looking for an argument.
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Come sit on my bike on a 38f morning with a cold start and one that has been warmed up. I've done it both ways; it is warmer. To each there own, i was just adding to the discussion not looking for an argument.
Chill bro.

Regardless, if you're wearing full gear, you shouldn't feel the coldness of the seat/tank anyway. Maybe it's time to invest in those insulated, armored pants for safety?
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think of a discussion between
motorcyclists,, here we are limited
by text,, but ideas and responses
[can] still have friendly intent..
as in cold seats, etc..
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I concur with others: start it and ride it gently until it reaches normal operating temperature. Idling wastes fuel and is verty inefficient in getting the moto to normal operating temperature.
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I start my bike and let it idle only long enough to finish putting my gear on next to the bike. I like listening to the (stock) idle as I finish with my helmet and gloves. Its almost like part of the relationship to listen to how my bike is idleing. Then as I pull away I generally do try to ride moderately for the first mile or so, which for me is low speed residential with too many stop signs anyway.
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similar, but first mount motorcycle,
then gloves etc.. you can hear
engine feedback from there as well..
[and warm the seat]
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