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Old 12-04-2012, 01:29 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by limeymike View Post
i too have found it almost amusing that airhead riders don't think they can idle these engines for more than a few minutes without assistance from fans. Do you really think that in all the time bmw spent developing and building these engines they considered that sometimes the traffic stops moving. When you compare other air cooled configurations such as the ujm 4 cylinders the airhead is a much better design for cooling itself. I never shut any of my bikes off on the highway when stopped at construction or traffic delays without any problems. These things are not fragile, they can handle idling just fine. On tuneups and settings i can see where holding the cylinder head temperature stable would be important but outside of that i don't see it.
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