Not to hijack this thread, but I've recently had 2 other fuel injected bikes that did have fuel shutoff valves on them, so I don't think that the fact that the K12LT is a FI bike is the only reason for having no fuel petcockRiderRay said:The smoke after sitting is normal. As for the fuel shut-off, the bike is fuel injected so it doesn't have one.
Another thing I've noticed is that there isn't any 'startup' lever like a choke or 'high-idle' lever on the K12LT – something that’s common to just about every other bike that I've owned, ridden or seen
But you start it up, get on it and ride it away. What's to warm up?UKTzero said:but with that choke lever, I can raise the idle while I'm waiting for the bike to warm up and it saves time ... if there was a lever like that on my LT, I would be using it for sure when it's cold out, just to help it warm up faster
UKTzero said:because I wouldn't ever do that ... not letting a bike (or any vehicle) warm up before riding/driving it isn't good for it
Whatever gives you that idea? Idling an engine on rich mixture is bad for it because the lubrication film can be washed away by the fuel. So stop fretting about imagined problems, get on your bike and just enjoy it.UKTzero said:because I wouldn't ever do that ... not letting a bike (or any vehicle) warm up before riding/driving it isn't good for it