How to Break in a New Motorcycle
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Date: 2016-03-09
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Years ago, motorcycle manufacturing processes meant that there were greater variances in components and how they were put together. Skip forward to today’s high-tech, computer-controlled systems a...

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Years ago, motorcycle manufacturing processes meant that there were greater variances in components and how they were put together. Skip forward to today’s high-tech, computer-controlled systems and you’ll find there is now uniformity between parts and a high degree of precision in how they are assembled. This doesn’t guarantee things can’t go wrong, but modern production methods mean new engine failure is now a rare occurrence. However, that doesn’t mean you should just get on your new motorcycle and ride it as hard and as fast as you possibly can. We don’t recommend this, as all of the engine’s components need a period of running in before you start riding them hard. Generally, a motorcycle break-in period is 1500km.

 

Riders are recommended to follow the owner’s manual and also be aware of the following principles:

 

1. Do not ride a new motorcycle at a constant gear or speed for long periods of time;

2. Try not ride at high speed especially at high speed for a long time and your speed should be no higher than 60km/h;

3. Do not use full throttle;

4. Do not let the engine run in super heavy laod to avoid engine overheating;

5. At 500 miles you should change the oil and filter when the engine is still warm but not baking hot.

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