Newby- please advise


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Newby- please advise

Postby redgw » Wed Dec 23, 2009 9:48 pm



I know what the book says, but I'm doing a "breakin period" by shifting at 3,000 RPM and not going over 3,000 RPM when riding- for the first 600 mi or so. Does this sound OK? Thanks for any advise you can give.



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Re: Newby- please advise

Postby WA9FWT » Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:22 pm

redgw wrote:I know what the book says, but I'm doing a "breakin period" by shifting at 3,000 RPM and not going over 3,000 RPM when riding- for the first 600 mi or so. Does this sound OK? Thanks for any advise you can give.



I wish I had a new engine so I could break one in.I will never have a new GW and am happy with my old 82 GW A
How ever, I wish I knew what your manual says about breaking it in properly. I sure would stick to what ever it says.
Any new engine needs break in so the rings can seat properly before you go all out.I spent many a year developing two & four cycle engines and ran them on Dynamometers hours on end before running a curve. That was a standard procedure.Increase RPM and then down with the RPM.
Stick to the book is my advise, not some sales person. I wish you many hours and a save ride in the future.
WA9FWT Phil Happy Holidays.

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Re: Newby- please advise

Postby cobraguy » Thu Dec 24, 2009 7:05 pm

Break-in proceedures I follow are run between 2000-3000 vary my speed- run 50mph for a while then 60, then 65-70 back down to 55. I try to stay on the bottom half of the throttle and avoid steep hills. Change the oil and filter at 500-600 miles.

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Re: Newby- please advise

Postby WingAdmin » Sat Dec 26, 2009 11:31 am

You want to a) not run the engine at constant speeds for any period of time, because great amounts of wear is occurring as the parts seat themselves, and you don't want them seated for just a specific engine speed - you want it worn evenly for all speeds. b) you don't want to run the engine under high pressures - i.e. be easy on the throttle.




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