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Old 10-03-2008, 08:13 PM
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Default The definitive break-in procedure thread.

No, I do not mean burglary! I am looking to lump the ideas of all of you experienced riders to outline what you beleive is the proper method for breaking in a china girl engine and if possible tell why it should be so.

What I've managed to scrounge up is as follows:

Use Valvoline 2-cycle oil for the first 2 gallons of fuel then switch to synthetic.

Idle the engine for 10 minutes and let it cool before riding with it.

Do not run the engine more than 10 minutes at a time for the 1st 50 miles.

Do not run the engine full throttle or for more than 20 minutes for the 1st 500 miles.

Run the Fuel:Oil ratio at 20:1 for the 1st 500 then you can lighten up on the oil.

Am I right, wrong, or totally wacked?
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