Break in. Which method?
Posted May 07, 2006 - 05:50 PM
Also, what weight of oil and brand do you run the first 2000 miles?
Posted May 07, 2006 - 07:23 PM
Posted May 07, 2006 - 08:18 PM
As long as the engine is warm, you are using good oil (and enough oil), coolant is right and the engine is running correctly (ie not too lean or rich) then hammer it.
Just ensure you do not overheat the engine, and you don't sit at the same RPM for ages and ages. Work the engine through it's ENTIRE range.
Posted May 07, 2006 - 09:37 PM
as i grew up, i was always told to break in engines slowly and carefully, but two friends bought identical cars with almost the same k's on it. one belonged to a pensioner, the other had belonged to a guys on his p plates (17-19y/o). the one that had been caned by the young bloke went like the clappers and the oldies car was a slug, go figure......
Posted May 07, 2006 - 11:17 PM
Posted May 08, 2006 - 08:50 AM
Posted May 08, 2006 - 02:20 PM
Posted May 08, 2006 - 02:46 PM
on my r6 i broke it in by the book. on my 06 wr450 im going to try the MotoMan break-in method.
My buddy also has an 04 R6.
I plan on riding the wr450 when i get it in the street/trail so ill push it hard for break in. I wish he had more trails open to motorcycles and atv's in wisconsin.