Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Southeastern PA
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What's happening isn't normal. I'd bet it's the air temp sensor or something similar not functioning or unplugged -- did you do anything that involved disconnecting multi-connectors? In any case, check all of the connectors to start.
As to warming up the engine: I agree that you should warm up an engine fully before running it hard. You need to warm up not just the coolant and oil but the metal parts -- bearings and thrust surfaces. That's what I do at the track before my first session. That said, riding your street bike gently until it warms up isn't going to harm it. Down to about 60 F I warm a multi for less than a minute before -- gently -- riding away. The colder it gets, the more I warm the bike. If I were to ride in 40 F weather, I'd warm it up until I saw one bar before riding away. I treat my Duke differently but then a 700cc piston batters it's big and small end bearings in ways a triple with 225cc pistons does not.
'61 Clubman's Gold Star, '13 Duke 690, '13 Daytona 675R (track bike), '18 Street Triple RS, '20 R1250R