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post #1 of 22 (permalink) Old 12-19-2013, 12:00 PM Thread Starter
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Just wanted to thank God...

For giving me this bike and giving me some great weather. Saturday is supposed to be in the 70's here in SC. Took the day off and rode to a Christmas lunch across town. This bike loves winter. I hate to see the warm weather return!

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I hate to rain on your parade, Goofy, if it runs a lot better in cold weather it is probably rich.
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54 right now, warmer every day going up to 67 Sunday. I plan to ride every day it's dry.

Be careful, nimrods aren't used to seeing bikes on the road, they'll flat run over you for a Christmas package.

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Not sure if he meant "a lot better".

All engines generally run "better" in cooler weather. The air is denser, so there's more oxygen present per volume...

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Not sure if he meant "a lot better".

All engines generally run "better" in cooler weather. The air is denser, so there's more oxygen present per volume...
Melissa used to love it at about 40

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54 right now, warmer every day going up to 67 Sunday. I plan to ride every day it's dry.

Be careful, nimrods aren't used to seeing bikes on the road, they'll flat run over you for a Christmas package.
Lol.bicycles either.i will post on that later.lets just say i feel like I've been run over by a mack truck today

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I know my bike loves the cool autumn air!

if it goes vroom or boom, I LIKE IT!
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I know my bike loves the cool autumn air!
Any drag racer will tell you, there is no seat of the pants (visceral) feeling in a 20* drop in temperature with a perfectly tuned vehicle. Vehicle's tuned on the 'rich plateau' will gain an easily felt difference. There is a difference when close tuned, but not tenths of a sec.

Ask any successful bracket racer. Their dial in changes a little, but not much.

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Any drag racer will tell you, there is no seat of the pants (visceral) feeling in a 20* drop in temperature with a perfectly tuned vehicle. Vehicle's tuned on the 'rich plateau' will gain an easily felt difference. There is a difference when close tuned, but not tenths of a sec.

Ask any successful bracket racer. Their dial in changes a little, but not much.

Well we aren't talkng about painstakingly tuned drag racers...we are talking about an inexpensive outdated Japsnese motorcycle. And the difference here is more like 40 degrees, not 20. Comparing 80 degree summer to upper 30 to low 40's winter.
And basic physics tells me I'd have a easier time "feeling" a one horsepower increase in a 500 pound vehicle compared to a 1 HP increase in a 3,000 pound drag car.
So, when several folks, along with me, say their bike seems to run "better" in colder air.....I believe them.

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If you want to get all technical and have a circle jerk..... These are carburated engines. HUUUUMMM. Air/fuel mixture is set to perform best at what engine temperature verses air temp/density verses preset fuel/air mixture? Best I can recall fuel/air setting stays set year around to one setting so at some time and place the air temp/density is gonna be just right for the fuel setting,,, Yep I can believe it too Knife.

Guess I would open a new can of worms if I was to bring up the fact that the cooler temps bring a cooler over all internal engine components temperature so the piston is ever so slightly looser in the sleeve and rod bearings are ever so slightly looser on the crank reducing power robbing friction resulting in a slight increase of torque/hp...... any shade tree mechanic knows this,,,, ask them

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