My ritual is pretty much the same as Philb. Fire it up let the oil circulate, just about long enough to get my gloves on and strapped. Then roll low and slow for about 5 to 10 minutes which is what it takes to get to the freeway then it's on. Granted mine is an 01 900 but I would treat them all the same. The only difference would maybe be a carby model knowing how finicky carbs can be.
2001 M900Sie - Mine
2006 Buell Blast - Wife
1971 Yamaha R5-350 - Work in Progress
1971 R5 #2 patiently waiting in the shed