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Old April 8th, 2013, 04:26 AM   #1
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Running the engine in??

As Iím picking up my Hyperstada in 2 weeks, can anyone advise on running in the bike? Iíve been told many things Ė keep it under 6,000 revs for 600 miles, only use A/B roads Ė no motorways, it doesnít matter these day, keep it under 80mph for 1000 miles and short shift??????
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Old April 8th, 2013, 05:11 AM   #2
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My dealer did mention first service @ 600 miles. With the valve job interval, I'm sure the break-in is pretty benign. But, I'd take it easy despite what they say as even when new cars say "no break-in period", you should still take it easy until 1st service interval.
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Old April 8th, 2013, 08:44 AM   #3
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Personally, I follow this guys advice:

Break In Secrets--How To Break In New Motorcycle and Car Engines For More Power
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Old April 8th, 2013, 01:45 PM   #4
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Interesting, but I can't see myself changing the oil on the side of the road...my dealer is 90 miles away.
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Old April 8th, 2013, 02:18 PM   #5
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What he says in that makes sense, and the point about using regular oil for the break in period rather than full synthetic I think I will be doing.
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Old April 8th, 2013, 06:20 PM   #6
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my good friend, a mechanical engineer that worked at a moto repair shop through college and has rebuilt countless 2 stroke and 4 strokers, says that automotive weight oil will foam up in the gear case.
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Old April 9th, 2013, 06:55 AM   #7
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I just use the factory synthetic that comes in the bike. For me, the most important thing is to frequently accelerate and decelerate (engine braking) to load the pistons and rings for the first ~200 miles.
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Old April 13th, 2013, 10:32 PM   #8
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Just get out and ride it like a "normal" person would.

Don't thrash it, don't baby it, don't sit at a constant RPM for long periods and get the original oil and filter out early.
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Old April 14th, 2013, 01:54 PM   #9
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Just get out and ride it like a "normal" person would.
And don't forget the gearbox! There are a lot of finely-machined bits whizzing around at high velocity crammed in there and they too need 'polishing' and bedding-in, just as much as the engine, if not more. So - no long non-stop all-in-top-gear freeway rides for at least a cuppla hundred km, and initially try to keep going up and down the 'box - it will pay off in the long run.

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And don't forget the gearbox! There are a lot of finely-machined bits whizzing around at high velocity crammed in there and they too need 'polishing' and bedding-in, just as much as the engine, if not more. So - no long non-stop all-in-top-gear freeway rides for at least a cuppla hundred km, and initially try to keep going up and down the 'box - it will pay off in the long run.

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That's why I will be taking my truck over to the dealer to pick the bike up. 2-1/2 hours on I90 would not be a good way to break the bike in. All though the first hour would be through the mountains.
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