Silly question about warming up my S2R 1000 - Ducati Monster Forums: Ducati Monster Motorcycle Forum
 3Likes
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-01-2018, 02:29 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
dacquisto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Seattle
Posts: 58
Silly question about warming up my S2R 1000

I realize this is a total newbie question, but I would love it if someone would weigh-in about warming up my bike.

I used to have a '98 M900, that I used to let warm up religiously, and just bought a 2008 S2R 1000 with an open clutch cover, a couple days ago. Long story short... I have neighbors and a lot of new excitement about this thing, so... I am, wondering how long I need to let this thing idle and warm up before riding? Do I have to wait until the digital "LO" goes away? Or when the idle drops back down? Or can I ride it gently in 70 degree weather carefully until it warms up, or will I destroy it if I do this?

"No, it's not broken - that's just what I tiger purrs like."
dacquisto is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-01-2018, 09:25 PM
Super Moderator

 
philb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Pittsfield, NH
Posts: 3,910
On my M900, I would warm it up just until the oil was circulating, about 30 seconds, and then set off gently for a minute or two -- enough to get out of the neighborhood -- and then I was good to go. I broke it in carefully and properly when I bought it, and again at 122K miles when I replaced the piston rings. I changed the oil every 5K to 6K, always with synthetic. That was a good enough practice to get me 24 years of daily riding, and to 265K miles with no engine rebuilds, so I think that's probably adequate.

PhilB
breaddrink and Cowens726 like this.

1993 Ducati M900 Monster "Patina" (265,000 miles, killed by minivan 30Oct17) -- 1995 Ducati M900 (wife's bike) -- 1979 Vespa P200 (daughter's scoot) -- 1964 Vespa GS160 (160cc 2-stroke) -- 1962 Maicoletta scooter (275cc 2-stroke) -- 1960 Heinkel Tourist 103A1 scooter "Elroy" (175cc 4-stroke)
philb is offline  
post #3 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-02-2018, 09:10 AM
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: The corrupt state of IL
Posts: 18
Garage
Quote:
Originally Posted by philb View Post
265K miles with no engine rebuilds, so I think that's probably adequate.
PhilB

265,000 miles!

2017 Ducati Monster 797
2016 Yamaha FJR1300
Luca Brasi is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-02-2018, 08:52 PM
Senior Member

 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 213
Garage
Following.
07 S2R here.

I too.. I'm careful and let things idle for a little while, but I'd be interested to hear opinions.

Got any pics, dacquisto?
Oh hey, you're in Seattle too. I'm over in Kirkland.
breaddrink is offline  
post #5 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-02-2018, 11:25 PM
Super Moderator

 
philb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Pittsfield, NH
Posts: 3,910
Quote:
Originally Posted by Luca Brasi View Post
265,000 miles!
Yep. And it was still running strong. I bet it would have gone at least 300K, maybe more, but it got mashed by a hit-and-run driver last year. It was scruffy as heck, but worked great. So I'm looking for a new bike.

PhilB
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Patina at COTA 2016 01.jpg
Views:	106
Size:	95.3 KB
ID:	217306  

1993 Ducati M900 Monster "Patina" (265,000 miles, killed by minivan 30Oct17) -- 1995 Ducati M900 (wife's bike) -- 1979 Vespa P200 (daughter's scoot) -- 1964 Vespa GS160 (160cc 2-stroke) -- 1962 Maicoletta scooter (275cc 2-stroke) -- 1960 Heinkel Tourist 103A1 scooter "Elroy" (175cc 4-stroke)

Last edited by philb; 05-03-2018 at 06:18 PM.
philb is offline  
post #6 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-03-2018, 02:03 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
dacquisto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Seattle
Posts: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by philb View Post
24 years of daily riding, and to 265K miles with no engine rebuilds, so I think that's probably adequate.

PhilB

Ummmm.... I'll go with your advice. ha ha!
I was thinking I am probably dealing with "new baby paranoia."

"No, it's not broken - that's just what I tiger purrs like."
dacquisto is offline  
post #7 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-03-2018, 02:05 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
dacquisto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Seattle
Posts: 58
No pics yet. I want to wash it first, but for some reason, when the sun is out, I feel more like riding it than washing it. Go figure.

I used to drive through Kirkland all the time for work. Lake Washington is a nice ride.
breaddrink likes this.

"No, it's not broken - that's just what I tiger purrs like."
dacquisto is offline  
post #8 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-03-2018, 02:09 AM Thread Starter
Member
 
dacquisto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Seattle
Posts: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by philb View Post
Yep. And i was still running strong. I bet it would have gone at least 300K, maybe more, but it got mashed by a hit-and-run driver last year. It was scruffy as heck, but worked great. So I'm looking for a new bike.

PhilB
Dang. I think they are all beautiful, IMO. That one has character, for sure.

My last one was a '98 M900, and I am glad I went bigger. The S2R 1000 is surprisingly MUCH heavier and stable feeling. Feels totally different - less squirrely and more powerful feeling, if you ask me. I am really happy with my '08. I believe it is a good year, and it only had 3k miles on it; so even though I wasn't "looooooking" for another bike, it was practically thrown at me.

"No, it's not broken - that's just what I tiger purrs like."
dacquisto is offline  
post #9 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-03-2018, 09:24 PM
Junior Member
 
Cowens726's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Salem, OR
Posts: 29
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
Cowens726 is offline  
post #10 of 27 (permalink) Old 05-03-2018, 10:02 PM Thread Starter
Member
 
dacquisto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2018
Location: Seattle
Posts: 58
Quote:
Originally Posted by Cowens726 View Post
The only difference would maybe be a carby model knowing how finicky carbs can be.

Yeah - my -98 M900 had a carb, and was a bit more finicky, for sure. This one starts right up and runs great from the get-go. I just want to treat it well - it's my first fuel-injected bike.

"No, it's not broken - that's just what I tiger purrs like."
dacquisto is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Ducati Monster Forums: Ducati Monster Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in










Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome