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Cold start and warm up

Discussion in 'General Side X Side Discussions' started by Gerbil Bones, May 19, 2020 at 5:43 PM.

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  1. Gerbil Bones

    Gerbil Bones Lance SXS Nation Rookie

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    How long should a sxs warm up when it's 60-70 degrees outside? What should the heat temp get to before riding?
     
  2. Seastacker

    Seastacker Carl Moderator

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    At those temps I pretty much start and go. They build engine heat quick.
    In the winter I will let it idle for a couple minutes before plowing or whatever.
     
  3. rocksalot

    rocksalot James Team SXS Nation

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    Well, I arbitrarily picked 120* to use as my take off temp.
    When I picked that temp it just seemed like it had run long enough to smooth out and probably be okay to run with.
    If you try to go too soon sometimes they will stumble and sometimes foul a plug if you do it often enough.
    Having a specific temp makes it easy on me since I need a rule to go by. Its a personal thing, a method to the madness. Lol.
    But there is nothing scientific to my reasoning.
     
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    airshot Ken SXS Nation Expert

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    If your stumbles or stalls b4 reaching 120 you should have it looked. Today's modern engines only need a couple minutes at best, unless it is really cold. Especially if it has FI, now I wouldn't hammer it hard until 120 but a normal drive should not be an issue
     
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    Mine is a little stubmly at first. I assume its the computer in rich start up mode. It smooths out quick. The 120 rule is not a bad guideline. Mine hits 120 pretty quick. Usually by the time I'm started up and to the point where I would be riding beyond low speed, I'm at or past the 120 mark. It gets up there fast.
     

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