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Old 05-30-2014, 01:54 PM
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Default Re: Breaking in a new motor

Really would be hard to overheat and engine with normal riding, but I know what Dave means. Don't abuse it.

We did have a fella post a video of his break-in procedure where he showed the bike sitting stationary and running at a fast idle for close to an hour. Now, that will overheat an air cooled engine. Our little Chinese power plants do not have any way to cool themselves, no cooling fans or shrouds but rely air moving over the engine, in particular the cooling fins of the cylinder and head. Never leave a China Girl sit and idle for long periods. They want to move to keep cool.

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