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Bike starts fine, but it seems to take about 10 seconds to reach cold engine idle of 1800 rpms and then gradually decreases to 1200 idle set. Should it take that long (10 seconds) to idle up to 1800 rpms when cold started...or normal? This is the first bike I have owned without a manual "fast idle lever" next to the left grip. thks
 

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Might have something to do with outside temps if...

the cold start works off some type of sensor. It's already pretty warm and humid here in Texas every day. It's nearly 80 degrees at 11:20 pm right now.
 

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It's nice here right now...but to be honest...

Some days in July and August are so hot it takes the fun out of riding! Can't even stay comfortabl at 90mph hwy speed :)
 

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below 40 and above 95 is a no no for me. unless I run to downtown for a quick coffee with no jacket. but it's rare to have over 95 in Ohio.
 

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It was 70 when I left home this morning and I thought to watch the RPM when I started the bike.

Initially the idle is normal but it was up to 1600 RPM in about 15 seconds.
 

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70 degrees..is like PERFECT temperature for riding IMHO...Just

enough to wear jacket etc comfortably all day. Not too cold and not too hot:) In the summer down here it's so hot you don't have to warm up your bike because the engine stays at operating temperature 24 hrs a day...even while sleeping in the garage. LOL
 

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40 to 95 degrees is a good time to lounge by fire or the BBQ with your feet in the pool/lake or whatever. Of course you gotta ride the bike to the lake! LOL

I just wear layers and layers when it is under 60 and unfortunately I can't seem to lose my protective gear when it gets hotter then 90 cuz I'm a chicken. I seem naked without my leather jacket with pads, boots and Kevlar lined pants. I'm just glad they have vents even as small as they are it helps. I was considering buying a good vented jacket for the hot days this season. Any ideas for me? I am old but it still has to look somewhat cool and mostly functional.
 
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