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Engine break-in - if your situation matched mine
« on: December 20, 2020, 03:54:30 pm »
Hey there.
I will likely pick up my CRF250L tomorrow, and as such, have to ride it home (cape town to karoo). Since it will be a new engine, I contemplated of course, doing it properly.
Out of interest, as a topic that interests me, which method of riding will you choose if you had to do this?

I am in the "FortNine" park of engine break in (don't labour it, ride normal range, now and then wind up to red line, wind down.... stop for a cool down, rinse and repeat).
But Keen to hear your opinions and methods. The first day will put 300km on it, and I need to make it count. I want happy, sealing rings

PS: Happy to be back on WildDog again after many years of idleness.

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Re: Engine break-in - if your situation matched mine
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2020, 04:32:56 pm »
Varied no heavy load rpm is the key! Everything you say is sense but a long open road will not be my first choice!
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Re: Engine break-in - if your situation matched mine
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2020, 04:37:53 pm »
Agree - Open road and steady speed not ideal for run-in. You want to heat cycle and vary rev range. If you can do this on your homeward bound trip then should be fine.
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Re: Engine break-in - if your situation matched mine
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2020, 04:40:36 pm »
Agree - Open road and steady speed not ideal for run-in. You want to heat cycle and vary rev range. If you can do this on your homeward bound trip then should be fine.

Varied no heavy load rpm is the key! Everything you say is sense but a long open road will not be my first choice!

Also thinking that. I have the new updates to T4A, so was thinking I should hunt out the back roads and gravel passes, keeping me around 60-70kmh all the way with frequent pitstops in safe locations. You're right. Open road is a silly idea. I will be avoiding highways and 100-zones.

Happy to see agreement on the varied rev range.  :)
 

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Re: Engine break-in - if your situation matched mine
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2020, 04:44:41 pm »
Up and down the gearbox , varying speed and throttle openings . Long cruising sections will not work at all , your bike will be sluggish , heavier on fuel and will use more oil than a properly ridden in bike .
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Re: Engine break-in - if your situation matched mine
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2020, 07:17:49 am »
One day, one day I will also start a thread on how to run in my new bike

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Re: Engine break-in - if your situation matched mine
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2020, 10:40:18 am »
Up and down the gearbox , varying speed and throttle openings . Long cruising sections will not work at all , your bike will be sluggish , heavier on fuel and will use more oil than a properly ridden in bike .
Best advice and on down hills let it run down on compression. On up hills let it labour a bit, let it pull.
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