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All - Getting the 2001 bike back on the road and noticed that it was super cold blooded just idling in driveway...now granted the ambient temps in the mid-atlantic haven't gotten above 40 since October...but is it normal to be able to put your hands on the cylinders >10 minutes after starting? It seems almost as if the bike runs too cold and I can't take off the fast idle for a long time...

This has me concerned since I have Stage 1 pipes and am an Army officer that leaves at 0545 every morning for work and can't let the thing idle in my driveway for 10-15 minutes waiting for it to warm up without pi$$ing off the neighbors...

This is my 2nd air cooled bike (the first was a Triumph T100) and I currently drive a 1999 Kawai 1500 drifter that is water cooled and it starts and idles without too much drama...

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Not a V92 guy, so dunno how much help I'll be, but as I read your post I was thinking I read somewhere the early V92s had oil coolers that are twice the size of what Victory uses now. That same article said they were TOO efficient and never really allowed the bike to reach operating temps, especially when it was a bit colder. Does yours have a very large oil cooler on it?

It can take quite a while for our Vics to get warm too...almost seems like they never really do when it's chilly out. We're getting ready to head out for a 300 mile ride today, and it's barely supposed to break 50 degrees...might have more input when we get home :D
 

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All - Getting the 2001 bike back on the road and noticed that it was super cold blooded just idling in driveway...now granted the ambient temps in the mid-atlantic haven't gotten above 40 since October...but is it normal to be able to put your hands on the cylinders >10 minutes after starting? It seems almost as if the bike runs too cold and I can't take off the fast idle for a long time...

This has me concerned since I have Stage 1 pipes and am an Army officer that leaves at 0545 every morning for work and can't let the thing idle in my driveway for 10-15 minutes waiting for it to warm up without pi$$ing off the neighbors...

This is my 2nd air cooled bike (the first was a Triumph T100) and I currently drive a 1999 Kawai 1500 drifter that is water cooled and it starts and idles without too much drama...

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Frank I don't recall what all you did getting it back on the road.

Throttle body cleaned?
Checked for air leaks that might cause low idle?
Using your fast idle how long is your warmup and what rpm?
What rpm is idle after 3-4 min of 1200-1500 once fast idle turned off?

Lunatic is correct on the oil cooler allowing too much cooling and prevented good warmup for the rollout. The 2003 cooler can be mounted with a little wrench work.

Without starting the octane debate I'm only stating something Kevinx told me and worked which was going to 87 in the winter then 89 and back to 91 as summer hit. While doesn't work for everyone it did me. I too rollout early 0445 so getting her warm quick is important.
 
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