How to break in a new motorcycle?
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Since: Jun 12
#1 Jun 23, 2012
How do you break in a brand new motorcycle? I'm hearing mixed reviews about following the manual or running the engine hard. Can an experienced motorcyclist help me out?
#2 Jun 9, 2013
Don't exceed manufacture's recommended engine rpm. My Connie was 4000 rpm for the first 500 miles, then 6000 rpm for the next 500 miles. It's good to vary the engine speed not to exceed those limits. In other words, don't drone at the same speed for hours.... You want the rings to set properly. Additionally, there will be small metal fragments that will work loose. This is normal. But you can destroy the engine if you get carried away. Hope that helps!
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