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Re: S4R Stratified by Ducatipipemod.com

Cold starting techniques, based on what has worked for me in the past, before I got smart and moved somewhere that it rarely gets below 30 degrees.

Take the spark plugs out and heat them up. I like to use a propane torch on them until they glow.

Get one of those work lights that is a light bulb on the end of a cord with a metal cage around it. Leave it against the engine overnight as close to the center of the V as possible, or underneath so that the heat will rise and warm the engine.

Get some ether-based cold start fluid and shoot some into the airbox.

All have worked for me at one time or another.
 
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Re: S4R Stratified by Ducatipipemod.com

Holy Crap.
I think I will just wait until it hits 30. My storage area does not have anyt power.
 
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Re: S4R Stratified by Ducatipipemod.com

man you poor guys are getting the deep freeze up there.
Its 21 down here and i'm huddled around the coffee cup.

your ducati loves you, buy it a nice wooly blanket ;D

If i recall correctly, way back in the day, bugatti or maybe ferrari used to recommend you drain the oil, heat it on a stove and transfer back for proper "cold-starting".
 
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Re: S4R Stratified by Ducatipipemod.com

Well, I went back for try 2. Its a sweltering 11 degrees and I think I killed the battery with yesterdays try. So I took the battery home for a charge. Tomorrow its going to be almost 40.
I decided to take off the sheild for now to see how it looks.




It is really making me think about making some kind of custom heat sheild. I might even just leave it off. This mod is a hold me over mod. Call me cheap, but before I spend over $1200 on a full system, I want a system that rocks my world. Not something I will settle for. I figure by the end of this season, there will hopefully be something I really like.
 
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Re: S4R Stratified by Ducatipipemod.com

hey dennis,
thanks for posting the pics! i think the bike looks better without the heatshield for sure... if you trim it and polish it, i think the shield will look sharp! i should've taken the time to zip it down a bit but i think it's a matter of taste how much to crop.
drop me a line when you get to fire it up! i feel your pain on the cold front though... i went to waterville valley with the fam this weekend to go skiing/boarding and it was TOO cold even to ski! yipes!
 
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Re: S4R Stratified by Ducatipipemod.com

yeah heatshield looks gay.. not that there is anything wrong with that ;D ;D ;D

I do groove on the white rim face guages
 

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Re: S4R Stratified by Ducatipipemod.com Now with V

Yea...that looks really sweet!! I have strati pipe mods too and they sound awesome!!! Have fun!
 
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