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Old 03-02-2007, 09:15 PM   #1
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What is the best way to break in a new motor

Any advice?
Factory recomendation?
Ride it hard and seat the piston rings?

When to change oil?
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Old 03-02-2007, 09:33 PM   #2
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Old 03-02-2007, 09:35 PM   #3
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Any advice?
Factory recomendation?
Ride it hard and seat the piston rings?

When to change oil?

If you are worried about the warranty follow factory/dealer recs on the oil change. I changed mine at 400, 800 and again at 1000, now I follow the factory recs. I didn't ride my too hard, just vary the RPM's as you break it in.
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here is an interesting approach. if it were me, i would follow the factory recommendation, but that's just me.
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Old 03-02-2007, 09:41 PM   #5
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rev it up so it could hit the limiter for 5 minutes.




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ride it like you normally ride, no putting and excessive high rpm.
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Old 03-02-2007, 09:44 PM   #6
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http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
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Old 03-02-2007, 10:06 PM   #7
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general rule is half throttle for about 600 miles
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Many ways to do it from what i've read. On mine I just stayed away from the redline for the first 600 miles or so change the oil at 300 and again at 1500. Currently have about 2600 on the odometer and everything is running perfect(for now at least). I've read that if you folllow manufacturer recommendation you may not get the full claimed power(probably a myth or i liked it because ... well you know you want to rev your bike at least a little)

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pappy always said run the out of it and if it holds then you have a good engine, and if it doesn't then warranty it.
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pappy always said run the out of it and if it holds then you have a good engine, and if it doesn't then warranty it.
Seriously...his pappa's not wrong. What most people don't know is most motors are broke in before they leave the factory. And as his pappy said..when I used to race, this was true of the engines we ran. We found all the fresh engines we ran the out of ran better and longer than engines that were babied
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He had a chevy truck with a 305 that had 255,000 miles on it. Replaced the timing chain once. Didn't burn a drop of oil.
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nice answer!

decisions, decisions. Not a bad problem to have at all tho

I play with little two stroke motors,
to break them in I take it real easy on the motor when it is cold. I heat cycle the motor, each heat cycle running a little harder and a little longer. I do not rev the motor super high, but after a couple of cycles I am starting to get on it gently.

Just trying to get some suggestions and figure out a game plan
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Depending on how serious you are about breaking in your bike. The advice of a gently throttle for the first 500 miles or so would be good, getting it broken in on a DYNO by someone who is experienced at it would be the best but most expensive alternative.

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I read that, he has some good points. However he disagrees that heat cycling, has any effect and I disagree with that. I feel as if the motor as an assembled whole expands cantracts and seats together with heat.
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You do NOT wanna break it in like the racers. An engine that lasts to them is one that doesn't make crunchy noises for one season.
Follow the manufacturers recommendations. I was a service manager at a Yamaha shop and thats how ya do it. They build the things so, ya gotta figure they know how to avoid warranty claims.
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