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Old 09-30-2009, 02:53 PM
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Question Too cold?

So I'm living up here in WI, and it's starting to get cold(er) here. I usually ride my bike to work, and take the freeway for part of it. Today I noticed that my temp gauge was only in the mid 140s while riding. My question is, is there a temperature at which the oil is too viscous to lubricate the engine/clutch well? Thanks for the help!
Old 09-30-2009, 02:57 PM
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no it will warm up Just make sure to let the bike warm up good when first starting it when its cold.

I normally will ride down in the 40's occasionally in the 30's and never had a issue.
Old 09-30-2009, 03:02 PM
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I used to never take off before the bike temperature warmed up to 140.
Old 09-30-2009, 03:02 PM
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yea i dont think anything is too cold (for the bike)
i would just make sure to let it warm up to 115 or 120 before you take off
Old 09-30-2009, 04:31 PM
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+1. Just let the bike warm up. Don't just start it and go. The bike will be fine, your fingers on the other hand may not be.
Old 10-17-2009, 02:49 PM
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I rode in -14 wind chill had no problems.
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