proper break in?
Posted May 08, 2002 - 10:38 AM
Thanks in advance.
Posted May 08, 2002 - 10:49 AM
I went through 3 short rides, or about 6 hours of ridding time, Being easy on the bike (or it was easy on me !!) I ran it through all gears gently to 3/4 power upto to the 3 ride when I ran it through all in full throttle (for short period of time)
Then I changed the oil just the other day (and yes you have to take that damn strainer out of the oil hose) , and if you need some oil changing advice and tips, just search this site, these guys know their sh%*t, and its not far from what the manual instructs. Thats just what I did, im sure others will have a more specific drill.
Im here in Ely, and a Former Vegas Dirt-Crasher
Aint nothin like a new bike
Posted May 08, 2002 - 10:52 AM
Posted May 08, 2002 - 11:31 AM
Posted May 08, 2002 - 11:41 AM
All I know is this:
After I have ever built a new motor or Bought a new bike.
The first crucial hours is the hardest on the engine,
Steps I took after building Me RoadRacer and DirtTracker and Mount Bike and Play bike
1: Bring it home drool lots of drool
2: Bring her to a place to ride
3: Start her up let her warm up till you hand is getting nice and warm (Dont Touh Pipe)
4: Take for a very nice spin gently through the gears and back
5: Bring it to operating temp probably 20 minutes of ride
6: Stop park it until its safe to place your hand on the head.
7: Stage 2 Start , warm get on it let it run its pace for an hour or two
8: Bring home change oil, filter and clean strainer.
9: Stage 3 Bring it to the place it loves DIRT
10 Have fun Open her up let her breath
11: Wisper sweet nothings in her carb
12: 4 hours or one hard day of ride
13: change Oil Cleen Carb
Thats me and I am maticulis on maintaining a good motor. Oil is life
After That WFO and MAintain regular
Let the Flames begin
[ May 08, 2002: Message edited by: EgoAhole ]
Posted May 08, 2002 - 12:37 PM
Thanks for the tips guys, I guess I am just being too anal about my new bike. But for what I paid I just don't want to do anything wrong to harm the engine.
Posted May 08, 2002 - 12:42 PM
Posted May 08, 2002 - 12:51 PM
Sat. morning loaded up, went to the track took an easy practice then went racing.
Posted May 08, 2002 - 12:53 PM
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Posted May 09, 2002 - 01:18 AM
'01 426 Manual Chaptuers 1-3
PS-> For those of you waiting for the whole thing, I've started scanning chapter 4.
[ May 09, 2002: Message edited by: sirthumpalot ]
Posted May 09, 2002 - 05:04 AM
I rode it for the second time yesterday and gave it no more than half throttle. I think today I am going to go RIDE it today. I have to admit though, half throttle on this bike was not too shabby. The power is hard hitting and not what I expected on a 4-stroke. I have to admit I have been a 2-smoke guy for many years. I still have my rmx 250. Break-in on those 2-strokes is much more critical than a 4-stroke I guess.
Thanks everyone for the replys
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