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Author Topic: idling on sidestand  (Read 629 times)

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idling on sidestand
« on: March 06, 2013, 02:18:19 PM »
after disconnecting clutch switch, is it imprudent to let it idle or warm up a bit on the sidestand?
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Re: idling on sidestand
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2013, 02:43:07 PM »
I disconnected the side stand switch just so I could let it warm up on the side stand.

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Re: idling on sidestand
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2013, 02:45:52 PM »
I warm my bike up daily on the sidestand. I have extended my sidestand so it doesn't lean as far though.
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Re: idling on sidestand
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2013, 03:54:11 PM »
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Re: idling on sidestand
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2013, 03:59:11 PM »
Been doing it for at least a year and a half, so far so good !
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Re: idling on sidestand
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2013, 05:14:42 PM »
I could warm mine up on the sidestand, but as soon as I raised the bike up to get on, the engine quit.
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Re: idling on sidestand
« Reply #6 on: March 06, 2013, 06:16:50 PM »
I noticed this at times.  It was a wonky sidestand switch.  It would run when down, run when up, but die when the stand was somewhere in the middle, so putting it up would cut the power long enough to kill it.  It should be off when down but wasn't. 

I could have opened it and cleaned it but I just disconnected it.

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Re: idling on sidestand
« Reply #7 on: March 07, 2013, 03:41:25 PM »
The weight on my sidestand switch would turn it off (Bike on), but getting the weight off it would let it turn the bike off again. Sometimes it was handy so I never bothered with it.
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Re: idling on sidestand
« Reply #8 on: March 07, 2013, 05:09:55 PM »
Is that a "feature"?

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Re: idling on sidestand
« Reply #9 on: March 07, 2013, 05:56:17 PM »
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Is that a "feature"?

It's an option. You have to hold your mouth right to make it work!
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Re: idling on sidestand
« Reply #10 on: March 08, 2013, 11:58:41 AM »
     They don't need to warm up that long. Have your gear on and be ready to ride. Give it 30 to 60 seconds to get the oil circulating. Then take off and ride gently for a mile or two. Don't go right out onto the race track. I never leave a bike unattended (meaning not on it) to warm up. It is rare, but I have seen cases where engine vibration rattled the bike off the stand.

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Re: idling on sidestand
« Reply #11 on: March 08, 2013, 12:21:07 PM »
Sometimes I let my bike warm up long enough to stop the compression release from rattling. While it was rattling and the compression would drop, the idle speed would drop down to the point that the bike would quit. I'd rather have it quitting on the sidestand or center stand, so I let it warm up an adequate amount of time to avoid quitting at the next red light!
My bike didn't vibrate enough to knock itself off any stand. I also let my bikes warm up enough to ensure the oil has filled all the required crooks and nannies.
But thanks for the advice. Gee, there must have been something I didn't know in there!
Actually, if it's a cool day they don't warm up enough to get rid of all the crap that should burn out of the oil at temps exceeding 180o. The REs are actually quite cold blooded. Built for India, I assume.
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Re: idling on sidestand
« Reply #12 on: March 08, 2013, 12:38:28 PM »
Im with Bare on this one. I let the bike warm up for at least 3 or 4 minutes while Im putting the gear then locking up the garage. 30 to 60 seconds just doesnt seem long enough to warm up a cold single. A little longer warm up time cant really hurt anything IMHO.
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Re: idling on sidestand
« Reply #13 on: March 08, 2013, 04:19:27 PM »
+1
So do I.
Better for it to quit -if it must- on the warm up then at the first corner.

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Re: idling on sidestand
« Reply #14 on: March 08, 2013, 04:21:35 PM »
+1 .  .  . and alot of SOUL !
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