winter start up

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by archinater, Dec 11, 2009.

  1. archinater

    archinater Member

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    is it hard on our bikes to start them up and let them run for 5 or 10 min. during the winter months once a week or so?I live in canada and cant stand to look at it all the time without hearing it.The '07 fxst is stored in an insulated garage.
     
  2. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Not a good idea. Running them for a few minutes will only cause condensation that will not get burned off (evaporated), and will remain in the oil tank. Also cold starts and prolonged idling are not good. Just quit looking at it until spring, it won't hurt so much.
     
  3. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    I agree with Steve, and Smitty...tapes????!!! Nowadays even DVDs/CDs are savoir faire! Nothin' like the real thing baby!!!
     
  4. poohbear

    poohbear Active Member

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    Instead of small fan put a big fan and then when it is running you can seat on it, in front of the fan so you feel like your 'in the wind'
     
  5. jaceddie

    jaceddie Junior Member

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    Just wait for those rare days in the 40's and take her for a spin.:57:
     
  6. archinater

    archinater Member

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    thanks guys...i'll stop messing around
     
  7. caseyleiser

    caseyleiser Active Member

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    that fan idea is hilarious, if I did that the wife would surely leave me.
     
  8. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Hey Casey, my gal gets a bit irritated when I fire up the bike BEFORE backing it out of the garage...still...Smitty looks INSPIRED riding a bike "rising to nirvana?"...kinda spiritual don't you think??!!!
     
  9. caseyleiser

    caseyleiser Active Member

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    If you americans had any heart at all ,,you,d give us a couple of your warm states so we could ride 12 months of the year instead of seven. lol
     
  10. 98fat

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    OK, OK, you can have Oklahoma.