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Author Topic: Warming up the enfield  (Read 566 times)

sjan

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Warming up the enfield
« on: August 20, 2012, 05:09:19 PM »
Hi,

I have a question about my RE. I recently purchased a RE so i'm pretty new here.

I've noticed that when I start my bike (2006 military bullet) with the electric starter, the engine would putter for a while and die if I don't give it some throttle. I find myself spending a couple minutes there warming up the engine before the engine would be able to idle without requiring me to give it gas.

is this normal?

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Stephen

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Re: Warming up the enfield
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2012, 05:15:23 PM »
Yes, you should spend a few minutes warming up the engine.
And don't get very hard on the throttle during the first few minutes of riding, until the oil is up to temp.
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Re: Warming up the enfield
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2012, 06:15:38 PM »
It does take a few minutes to warm up the engine. You could bump up the idle a notch and avoid having to blip the throttle. A nicely warmed up bullet should idle at 1000-1200 rpm.

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Re: Warming up the enfield
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2012, 07:11:16 PM »
I have no idea about the warming process for the RE engine. But bare in mind that you want the oil to get thoroughly around the engine before giving it the beans.
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Re: Warming up the enfield
« Reply #4 on: August 20, 2012, 10:29:18 PM »
Okay thanks!

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Re: Warming up the enfield
« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2012, 03:33:24 AM »
When cold, I start with full choke. Once running I'll push it to the mid notch and let it eat until the rpm starts coming up on it's own. Then she's pretty much good to go.
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Re: Warming up the enfield
« Reply #6 on: August 21, 2012, 10:34:14 PM »
So far from my experience, the choke doesn't help the ignition much...

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Re: Warming up the enfield
« Reply #7 on: August 21, 2012, 10:48:44 PM »
It sounds like a may be a touch too rich. Screw the mixture screw out a bit as you screw the idle screw in until you get a smooth idle and when you  blip the throttle, the engine responds. If it quits when you open the throttle, you may have  gone too far with the mixture screw.
It's just a nice balancing act you have to perform to get it right. Don't be afraid to fiddle with them, just know where you started. Screw both of them in all the way and count the turns it took you to get there, then you can always put them back to the original spot.
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Re: Warming up the enfield
« Reply #8 on: August 22, 2012, 04:18:59 PM »
cool. i'll try that this weekend. Thanks for the recommendation!