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break in new Lc engine
« on: January 21, 2014, 09:09:54 pm »
Hi Guys
Any advice how to break in a new bike's engine?
 

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Re: break in new Lc engine
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2014, 09:13:13 pm »
Ride it like you stole it.

It will tell the motor in no uncertain terms who is boss.
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Re: break in new Lc engine
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2014, 05:56:47 am »
Read the manual..... They designed the engine....... They will know best
 

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Re: break in new Lc engine
« Reply #3 on: January 22, 2014, 06:48:55 am »
Just my opinion and I have never experienced any problems, oil burning etc from this:
For the first 1000km do not ride constant speeds. What I prefer to do is to load a pillion and go ride mountains and very important, on the downhills use some engine braking. I don't ride it hard at all, no high revs but 'under load' (mountains up with pillion) and use the brakes as little as possible but rather engine braking. This advice I got years ago from my dad and an old (real good) mechanic. I have read on advrider that more people are using this technique and the golden rule is 'no constant speed for prolonged periods. After this it's an oil service and then you can start riding 'normal
 

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Re: break in new Lc engine
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2014, 08:35:50 am »
Read the manual..... They designed the engine....... They will know best

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Re: break in new Lc engine
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2014, 08:47:01 am »
I believe that a new engine should be "freed up" gradually.

I believe in:

ALWAYS be soft on the engine when it is cold,
keep it under 3000rpm the first 200km
keep it under 4000rpm the next 200km
keep it under 5000rpm the next 200km
keep it under 6000rpm the next 200km and so forth

As been said vary the load on the engine with BOTH speed, and throttle openings

Do not pin the throttle the first 1000 km.

After that, DON'T save a cent in buying cheap engine oil, or stretching oil changing intervals.

This worked for me every time
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Re: break in new Lc engine
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2014, 12:36:07 pm »

RIDE THE BIKE WITH FEELING
 

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Re: break in new Lc engine
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2014, 05:30:42 pm »
Thank you for the advice guys, wiil keep it calm, but at variable speed for the first 1000km.
 

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Re: break in new Lc engine
« Reply #8 on: January 24, 2014, 03:14:30 pm »
Just my opinion and I have never experienced any problems, oil burning etc from this:
For the first 1000km do not ride constant speeds. What I prefer to do is to load a pillion and go ride mountains and very important, on the downhills use some engine braking. I don't ride it hard at all, no high revs but 'under load' (mountains up with pillion) and use the brakes as little as possible but rather engine braking. This advice I got years ago from my dad and an old (real good) mechanic. I have read on advrider that more people are using this technique and the golden rule is 'no constant speed for prolonged periods. After this it's an oil service and then you can start riding 'normal

Pretty much how BMW describes it in their manuals.
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Re: break in new Lc engine
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2014, 10:55:45 am »
Sent to me.  Not really relevant, or is it......?

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Re: break in new Lc engine
« Reply #10 on: January 26, 2014, 05:29:58 pm »
Sent to me.  Not really relevant, or is it......?

http://www.gizmag.com/ducati-factory-photos-pictures/30089/pictures#35

Ja.  That's the proper way of running in someone else's bike.
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Re: break in new Lc engine
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2014, 06:24:45 am »
It stands to reason BMW will do the same, no?
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Re: break in new Lc engine
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2014, 06:41:25 am »
Just my opinion and I have never experienced any problems, oil burning etc from this:
For the first 1000km do not ride constant speeds. What I prefer to do is to load a pillion and go ride mountains and very important, on the downhills use some engine braking. I don't ride it hard at all, no high revs but 'under load' (mountains up with pillion) and use the brakes as little as possible but rather engine braking. This advice I got years ago from my dad and an old (real good) mechanic. I have read on advrider that more people are using this technique and the golden rule is 'no constant speed for prolonged periods. After this it's an oil service and then you can start riding 'normal

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Re: break in new Lc engine
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2014, 06:03:40 pm »
It stands to reason BMW will do the same, no?

No.  Not necessarily.  Ducati's are pretty much hand build.  BMW not so much.  I am not sure the volumes at BMW allows for BMW to do the same to each bike.  Even if they do, the fact remains, if it blows up on the dyno, their problem.  If t blows up due to red line revving after I have bought it, my problem.
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