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I searched "warm", "sputter" and "stall" before creating this post so forgive me if it's already been discussed, but do your scramblers require a decent warm up period prior to riding in order to avoid stalling and sputtering for the first couple minutes of your ride? I've had a couple other bikes and my scrambler seems to be the most temperamental in terms of warming up properly before taking off.
 

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Mine doesn't and I always heard that the best to warm up an engine, in good oiling conditions is to prepare yourself (helmets, gloves...), start the engine and ride immediatly the bike without high revs accelerating gently during the 5-10 first minutes. Then, you can use as you want.

Don't let it warm by idling on the sidestand, the engine is not well oiled (oil pressure is too low) and you may wear it quicker.
 

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Mine doesn't either. I just start the bike and ride off right away, taking it easy for the couple of miles.
 

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Mine does not need to be warmed up to avoid the issues you mention. I follow the same logic as Vince and Derek - no idle on sidestand but ride off immediately and take it steady for 5-10 mins.
 

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Don't let it warm by idling on the sidestand, the engine is not well oiled (oil pressure is too low) and you may wear it quicker.
Any proof of that? That's opposite what my dealer said, they said for me to let it warm up a min. before any revving and don't ride fast for a few min.
 

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Always get on, start engine and ride off, not good to warm up by idling no matter what the bike is. Any dealer telling you otherwise is wrong in my opinion.
 

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Any proof of that? That's opposite what my dealer said, they said for me to let it warm up a min. before any revving and don't ride fast for a few min.
If you let idle no more than 1 mn, that's OK.

But you must remember that, when idling, the oil pressure is certainly very low and the oil film between some parts of the engine will be very thin. Also, on sidestand, the oil level in the crankcase is not normal.

So, rather than idling 1 mn before going, I prefer to start it only when I'm ready to go and ride it gently.
And my neighboors agree with that :D
 

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Appreciate the feedback everyone. I plan on taking your advice, start when ready and keep her on low rpms till the fins are too hot to touch.

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I start when I'm putting on the last glove. (everything else is on) And low easy rpm in the neighborhood on the way to bridge/highway. Once on bridge/highway, rip it wide open :D
 

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I ride off straight away as I don't want to pi$$ my neighbours off more than I probably do at present. Baffleless Termi is too loud lol.
 
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