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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 06-11-2018, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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Seems to me the 106 prefers running in hot (80+ degrees) as opposed to below 50. Is this possible? Is it my imagination?


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I can't tell much difference in the motor running between 50 and 118 but always felt air cooled motors prefer cooler weather.
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At night i think my vics run better then in the blistering daytime heat....

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A lot of extra engine noise when running hot.


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It seems to me mine have more pop in the cooler temps.

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Cooler air is more condensed and brings more O2 into the cylinders. So engines should run stronger in cooler temps.

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was out yesterday 69 degrees and I swear it had more power. I think humidity and dew point makes a big difference. Cause the air is heavier

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Is it my imagination?

Well, the masses have spoken. It is your imagination.
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I think the sweet spot for my last bike was between 55-65 degrees, no/low humidity and at sea level, best MPG and would carry the wheel anytime you looked at the throttle.
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Well, the masses have spoken. It is your imagination.


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