Originally Posted by chippertheripper
I used to own a straight piped Harley and leave for work at 630a. I'd push the thing out of my garage, out my driveway and into the street. I'd get on it, shift into first, and fire it up and limp out my neighborhood on a cold motor, shifting into second so it'd idle away a bit faster. That's how good neighbors go stealth with a loud bike. I'd be out of earshot litterally in 2 seconds.
yep! with my terrain, I can actually, silently coast away from the neighbors before firing it up.
By the way, on an air cooled v-twin, one of the worst things you can do to it is put a hard load on it cold. Usually, you'll burn through a head gasket before the cylinders and heads come up to temp.
Another bad thing is lugging the motor, this just beats the big end of the rods out of round.