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Old 11-04-2011, 08:28 PM
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Default Re: Controversial engine break-in technique

Moto man makes sense to me. I don't think you have to be excessive (don't over-rev or "redline" your engine unnecessarily, but after you warm it up get on it hard and do lots of accelerations. I think whatever is going to happen (success or failed engine) is going to happen regardless, so might as well ride it like you own it and get some thrill from it.

Someone I used to work for told tales, with a big grin, about when he worked for an auto dealership. lol. Like the article mentions, those people test riding your bike or car probably joy-rode in it. He said he used to put the pickups in 4x4 to drive down from the auto hauler, then gas them and do burnouts and stunts.

Originally Posted by Venice Motor Bikes View Post
One thing to keep in mind is that a brand new HT engine run at WOT still won't reach it's full RPM's until it breaks in.
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