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Old 12-18-2009, 08:49 AM
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Default Re: Break-In Procedure

Originally Posted by Vistaman73 View Post
Hi, I would like to start a new thread all about how to properly break in your engine.
Which way is right? Which way is wrong? How have YOU broke in YOUR engine? Do you reccomend your style? Do you regret anything? Please feel free to leave tips. I still need to finish my bike and I want to know how to break it in. Thanks!

I break in with 50:1 marine oil and do not baby it. I did this with 7 of my own engines and dozen or so I broke in for others. Some of these have many thousands of miles now and none ever seized or wore prematurely.

Once I accidently idled a HT for 48 hours straight til gas run out, didn't seem to have any effect.
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