Cold weather starting : TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike Forums
» Insurance
» Sponsors
» Our Partners
»ATV Reviews
»Motorcycle Games
Go Back   TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums > Manufacturers > Buell

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-11-2007, 05:48 PM   #1
HSMaxim
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Pennsylvania
Motorcycle: 1999 Buell M2 1939 HD UL
Posts: 9
Cold weather starting

Ok, so my bike hates the cold, I don't mind it so much.

Other than a shot of starting fluid, my M2 refuses to fire on it's own if it is under 50 or so degrees.

How do you guys get your bikes started in the cold?

Full choke or half choke?
A few twists of the grip or not?
Give it gas when it's turning over?

Or should I just give it up untill spring offically gets here?
HSMaxim is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 02-11-2007, 06:09 PM   #2
justpucky
Premium Member
 
justpucky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Knoxville TN
Motorcycle: 2006 Suzuki SV 650 S
Posts: 4,688
Send a message via ICQ to justpucky Send a message via AIM to justpucky Send a message via MSN to justpucky Send a message via Yahoo to justpucky
Mine fires, but the minute I take the finger off of the start button I have to twist the throttle, I keep reving for about a minute, then she's heated up enough to run on her own. I have a FI injected bike, and I've started down to 38 degrees. Too much snow and ice now, I haven't tried to run her below freezing this month.
justpucky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2007, 08:59 PM   #3
Double_R
Squidly
 
Double_R's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: O-Town
Motorcycle: drz 110
Posts: 55
thats the beauty of FI but there nothin wrong with a carb...just a little more maintance but a buddy of mine with tl1000r chokes his to 3k rpm and lets it warm up will it can hold its own idle
__________________

HONDA CBR 929RR
Double_R is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2007, 09:01 PM   #4
R1up0n1
First 1000 Member
April 2006 BOTM Winner!
'07 Rally Veteran
 
R1up0n1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Camp Hill / Hbg, PA
Motorcycle: I did ride a 00 SV650.>then a 03 Yamaha YZF R1> Now 04 R1
Posts: 9,790
Send a message via AIM to R1up0n1
fuel injection
__________________

-My 2004 YZF-R1 - GYTR Exhaust, HID's, BMC Filter, PUIG DB, PCIII and more...
-2000 SV650 = Sold
-2003 R1 = Demolished, Sold
-2004 R1 = Lovin it!

http://www.myspace.com/r1upon1
R1up0n1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2007, 10:46 PM   #5
ben
Newbie
 
ben's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Tucson AZ
Motorcycle: 2001 YAMAHA R6
Posts: 13
Send a message via AIM to ben
my 01 r6 starts easier in the cold than hot. It was low 20's a couple mornings here and full choke untill it warmed up a bit is all it took. Carbs. I like to twist the throttle a couple times before hitting the starter if it is ever stubborn though. (rarely) good luck
__________________
Breaking parts is just excuse to replace whats worn anyway.
ben is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2007, 10:50 PM   #6
marko138
 
marko138's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Central PA 17025
Motorcycle: 1992 Suzuki GSXR 750
Posts: 24,016
Send a message via AIM to marko138
Quote:
Originally Posted by HSMaxim View Post
Ok, so my bike hates the cold, I don't mind it so much.

Other than a shot of starting fluid, my M2 refuses to fire on it's own if it is under 50 or so degrees.

How do you guys get your bikes started in the cold?

Full choke or half choke?
A few twists of the grip or not?
Give it gas when it's turning over?

Or should I just give it up untill spring offically gets here?

I wait until spring. Starts everytime.
__________________
marko138 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2007, 10:57 PM   #7
Gas Man
V-Twin Moddin
 
Gas Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SE Michigan
Motorcycle: 2009 Street Classic
Posts: 38,916
Quote:
Originally Posted by marko138 View Post
I wait until spring. Starts everytime.
no crap!

How many times do I have to say it?

Do not start your bike repeatly through the winter!!!

The build up of heat inside your motor when surrounded by such cold causes condensation build up in and on your parts. Condensation causes surface rust. Surface rust in your motor causes engine cylinder gouging. Gouging causes compression loss which means your engine is FUBAR and will need a rebuild kit!

Point recieved?
__________________
-Chris
aka Gas Man



Was: 2002 Kaw ZX-9R
IS:


is me till the
Gas Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2007, 10:58 PM   #8
marko138
 
marko138's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Central PA 17025
Motorcycle: 1992 Suzuki GSXR 750
Posts: 24,016
Send a message via AIM to marko138
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gas Man View Post
no crap!

How many times do I have to say it?

Do not start your bike repeatly through the winter!!!

The build up of heat inside your motor when surrounded by such cold causes condensation build up in and on your parts. Condensation causes surface rust. Surface rust in your motor causes engine cylinder gouging. Gouging causes compression loss which means your engine is FUBAR and will need a rebuild kit!

Point recieved?
Points given.
__________________
marko138 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 09:20 AM   #9
Audiomechanic
Sportbike Junkie
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Motorcycle: 06 GSX-R1000
Posts: 533
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gas Man View Post
no crap!

How many times do I have to say it?

Do not start your bike repeatly through the winter!!!

The build up of heat inside your motor when surrounded by such cold causes condensation build up in and on your parts. Condensation causes surface rust. Surface rust in your motor causes engine cylinder gouging. Gouging causes compression loss which means your engine is FUBAR and will need a rebuild kit!

Point recieved?
Dang. Never heard that one before. Does it effect cars as well? I ride my bike quite a bit in the winter to save on gas so if this is true, well, that sucks big toe!
Audiomechanic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 10:54 AM   #10
Gas Man
V-Twin Moddin
 
Gas Man's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: SE Michigan
Motorcycle: 2009 Street Classic
Posts: 38,916
You won't have the issue... I'm talking about these peeps in the north going out and starting their bikes once a week and the temps haven't been over 25 in months!
__________________
-Chris
aka Gas Man



Was: 2002 Kaw ZX-9R
IS:


is me till the
Gas Man is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 11:02 AM   #11
Audiomechanic
Sportbike Junkie
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Houston, TX
Motorcycle: 06 GSX-R1000
Posts: 533
I gotcha now.
Audiomechanic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 11:43 AM   #12
YZFR61ST
Factory Racer
 
YZFR61ST's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: BURBANK, CA
Motorcycle: 07, YAMAHA YZFR6
Posts: 2,181
YZFR61ST is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 06:02 PM   #13
justpucky
Premium Member
 
justpucky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Knoxville TN
Motorcycle: 2006 Suzuki SV 650 S
Posts: 4,688
Send a message via ICQ to justpucky Send a message via AIM to justpucky Send a message via MSN to justpucky Send a message via Yahoo to justpucky
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gas Man View Post
no crap!

How many times do I have to say it?

Do not start your bike repeatly through the winter!!!

The build up of heat inside your motor when surrounded by such cold causes condensation build up in and on your parts. Condensation causes surface rust. Surface rust in your motor causes engine cylinder gouging. Gouging causes compression loss which means your engine is FUBAR and will need a rebuild kit!

Point recieved?
I was talking about starting it and going for a ride. I was out RIDING through January (when we were still reaching 42 in the afternoons. I AM NOT starting it in the garage just for S**Ts and giggles. Not all of us are afraid of actually riding our bikes.
justpucky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 06:04 PM   #14
justpucky
Premium Member
 
justpucky's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Knoxville TN
Motorcycle: 2006 Suzuki SV 650 S
Posts: 4,688
Send a message via ICQ to justpucky Send a message via AIM to justpucky Send a message via MSN to justpucky Send a message via Yahoo to justpucky
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gas Man View Post
You won't have the issue... I'm talking about these peeps in the north going out and starting their bikes once a week and the temps haven't been over 25 in months!
It was in the 40's in January. It hasn't been over 25 in Weeks (not months). Don't over exagerate or we won't take you seriously. I don't start it weekly, only when I'm acutally going for a ride.
justpucky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 08:04 PM   #15
Captain Morgan
First 1000 Member
 
Captain Morgan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: Westfield, IN
Posts: 4,335
Starting it up is not necessarily a bad thing, as long as you let it get up to full operating temp. However, if you're starting it JUST to start it and make sure it runs, then that is a bad idea and will result in the problems Gas Man brought up. If this hasn't been brought up in this thread, I recommend something like Sta-bil in the gas tank prior to putting the bike away and running the bike for a bit to let the sta-bil get into the lines.
__________________
Surrender the booty, and let me get my hands on that beautiful treasure chest!!

One of these days, I'll actually buy a bike again...
Captain Morgan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 08:11 PM   #16
saverok
 
saverok's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: nashville,tn
Motorcycle: 2005 gsxr600
Posts: 3,906
has anyone other than me notice the fact that we have totally his thread. he was specifically asking about starting a buell not storing or anything else.
__________________
Quote:
They call me Mr. Saverok
Silence is golden: Duct tape is silver.
saverok is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 10:45 PM   #17
HSMaxim
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Pennsylvania
Motorcycle: 1999 Buell M2 1939 HD UL
Posts: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gas Man View Post
no crap!

How many times do I have to say it?

Do not start your bike repeatly through the winter!!!

The build up of heat inside your motor when surrounded by such cold causes condensation build up in and on your parts. Condensation causes surface rust. Surface rust in your motor causes engine cylinder gouging. Gouging causes compression loss which means your engine is FUBAR and will need a rebuild kit!

Point recieved?
Well, quite respectfully, no, your point is not recieved.

You might have said this in the past but I am new 'round here so I never heard it from you.

I don't start up my bikes just to hear them run, I start them to run them down the road.
The roads were cleared up and the temp was up to around 30 today, plenty warm enough for me.


Sorry to have bothered any of you guys during your winter hibernations.
HSMaxim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 10:48 PM   #18
marko138
 
marko138's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Central PA 17025
Motorcycle: 1992 Suzuki GSXR 750
Posts: 24,016
Send a message via AIM to marko138
Quote:
Originally Posted by HSMaxim View Post
Well, quite respectfully, no, your point is not recieved.

You might have said this in the past but I am new 'round here so I never heard it from you.

I don't start up my bikes just to hear them run, I start them to run them down the road.
The roads were cleared up and the temp was up to around 30 today, plenty warm enough for me.


Sorry to have bothered any of you guys during your winter hibernations.
Dont mind Gasman...he's grumpy. He rides a chopper.
__________________
marko138 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 10:49 PM   #19
HSMaxim
Newbie
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Pennsylvania
Motorcycle: 1999 Buell M2 1939 HD UL
Posts: 9
Quote:
Originally Posted by saverok View Post
has anyone other than me notice the fact that we have totally his thread. he was specifically asking about starting a buell not storing or anything else.
Well thanks for noticing.

This is the first cold season I have had with this bike and was just asking for some pointers.


Oh well, at least a few people must have read my post, .
HSMaxim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-12-2007, 10:49 PM   #20
NONE_too_SOFT
TWF Champion
'07 Rally Veteran
 
NONE_too_SOFT's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Akron OH
Motorcycle: 1998 CBR600F3
Posts: 5,720
Quote:
Originally Posted by HSMaxim View Post
Well, quite respectfully, no, your point is not recieved.

You might have said this in the past but I am new 'round here so I never heard it from you.

I don't start up my bikes just to hear them run, I start them to run them down the road.
The roads were cleared up and the temp was up to around 30 today, plenty warm enough for me.


Sorry to have bothered any of you guys during your winter hibernations.
ahhh, the new guy brings all the vets down a notch. way to go slugger.
NONE_too_SOFT is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply
Go Back   TwoWheelForum: Motorcycle and Sportbike forums > Manufacturers > Buell


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:32 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Motorcycle News, Videos and Reviews
Honda Grom Forum Harley Davidson Forum Honda 600RR Kawasaki Forum Yamaha R6 Forum Yamaha FZ-09 Forum
1199 Panigale Forum Roadglide Forum Honda CBR1000 Forum Vulcan Forum Yamaha R1 Forum Yamaha R3 Forum
Ducati Monster Forum Harley Forums Honda CBR250R Forum ZX10R Forum Star Raider Forum Yamaha Viking Forum
Suzuki GSXR Forum V-Rod Forums Honda Shadow Forum Kawasaki Motorcycle Forum Star Warrior Forum KTM Duke 390 Forum
SV650 Forum BMW S1000RR Forum Honda Fury Forum Kawasaki Versys Forum Drag Racing Forum Ducati 899 Panigale Forum
Suzuki V-Strom BMW K1600 Triumph Forum Victory Forums Sportbikes BMW NineT Forum
Volusia Forum BMW F800 Forum Triumph 675 Forum MV Agusta Forum HD Street Forum Suzuki GW250 Forum
Yamaha Motorcycles Victory Gunner Forum Honda Vultus Forum HD LiveWire Forum