What's The Best Way To Break-In A New Engine ??

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Northyork, Feb 6, 2013.

  1. DirtJack

    DirtJack Adventurer

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    After seeing the YouTube videos of KTM engine assembly and chassis assembly with dyno runs after each of those steps, I'm thinking the rings are likely already seated when you get a new bike. Change the oil and ride it. :D
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  2. HeatXfer

    HeatXfer Bad knees

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    Wait: There's oil in the engine?
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  3. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    'What's The Best Way To Break-In A New Engine ??'

    Ride it like u stole it. Just heat it up first. :D
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  4. Northyork

    Northyork Been here awhile

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    A bit of background on the bike

    Bike is new, odometer reads 0.7Km
    Engine was most likely run at the dealer during PDI
    The day I received the bike it was -14C, still I could not resist and rode the bike to the corner and back.
    Engine has not been run since
    Yesterday I changed the oil in order to follow mototune and others break-in advice (Castrol Grand Prix 4 stroke 10W40)
    In the picture that follows you can see a load of metal shavings that had settled to the bottom of the oil drain pan (oil drain pan was cleaned with water and soap before starting the oil change)
    This proves to me that waiting 1000Km to do the first oil change is nuts.
    I will be doing another oil change before the bikes hits 75Km
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