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Old 07-08-2010, 04:35 AM
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Default Re: How long (miles/gas) should breakin take

Originally Posted by essah View Post
I'm trying to understand this break in thing a little better. I just installed my first friction drive kit. It is not going as fast as I would like I started off with a 32:1 ratio. It goes up hills really slow. When I'm not on a hill it goes around 15-20mph. Is this because the engine needs to be broken in or is it something else. I've done a lot of checking to make sure that my friction roller is properly places on the wheel it has a solid grip. If it is not this what else could it be.
Sounds like you are on the right track....give it a little time.

Also, depending on what engine you have and your all up weight, that may be all you are going to get on a hill.
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