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Old 10-14-2012, 07:43 AM   #14655
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Originally Posted by blacktiger View Post
This subject has been discussed at length on the 955 forums and the conclusion is that those that do use oil were run in too gently. i.e. the rings aren't fully seated in the bore, didn't get pushed into the bore during running in and or, the bores are glazed and let oil get by the rings.
It helps to "give it a handful" occasionally during running in to get that pressure into the cylinder to seat the rings.
Some Daytona 675 owners had the same issue.

I ran mine up to redline, during break-in. However, I never loaded it down, with a high gear and full throttle; just revved it out. I had it on the track, at 700 miles and logged over 3K track miles. It never burned a drop.
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