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Break in newbie question......

Postby professir » Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:31 pm

Enjoying our new 2013 Gaucho Rambler. Got it with 26 miles on it. So, took it out for our first ride. Warmed it up, took it up the main drag for about 4 miles......turned it onto the highway and got her rolling! Topped out about 50 mph. Wide open throttle. I know they are not fast, but as it breaks in, will it get up to 55mph at least? This was in 20 deg weather, a bit of wind with just me on it. It rolled freely, so no drag.

Normal?

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Re: Break in newbie question......

Postby Albuquralque » Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:43 pm

Yes, as it breaks in it will run better and a little faster. Not that it's time to do it yet, but based on your location, you may need to rejet the carbs for a little better performance.
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Re: Break in newbie question......

Postby Albuquralque » Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:44 pm

Another thing that greatly affects speed is headwind. If there is any headwind, it can be difficult to maintain 50 - 55 mph.
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Re: Break in newbie question......

Postby rivers » Sun Jan 24, 2016 3:36 pm

It'll loosen up some in time. Please do yourself(and the next owner) a favor, forget "lets see what this baby will do" till after you've followed the proper initial break-in drill in the owners manual for 500-1000km or so. It's old tech and proper initial break-in is important for the motors longevity/reliability factor.
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Re: Break in newbie question......

Postby Kilometers2 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 5:53 pm

+1. My first Ural dealer cautioned me not to exceed 50mph until I had 1,500 kms on the bike back in Feb 2008. They also advised me that the rigs are not really broken in until you have 2,500 kms. Hard to do it cause human nature is to want to test it out but the engine needs time to wear in properly. Good advice though. At 2500, 5,000, and 10,000 kms you will swear you have a different rig than each step before. Go slowly, ger familiar with the handling. Speed will come....such as it is on a Ural.
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Re: Break in newbie question......

Postby chaos2 » Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:04 pm

what they said. Ok to get it up to 50, just don't stay there for long and vary your speed. With mine and others, the valves were set REALLY loose from the factory, like .0016 instead of .0004". Things quieted down and sped up after the 500km tune-up.
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Re: Break in newbie question......

Postby Roadking » Sun Jan 24, 2016 6:24 pm

You're getting great advice above. I'd just add that they don't like inclines, and keep the rpm's up. Enjoy the rig. You'll have a blast with it.
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Re: Break in newbie question......

Postby professir » Sun Jan 24, 2016 9:15 pm

Thanks guys. Shall do. I did notice some clacking at idol and gone with just a bit of throttle. I want this bike to roll for many years and am very patient! ☺️
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Re: Break in newbie question......

Postby Snakeoil » Sun Jan 24, 2016 10:23 pm

Break in is more than just speed, too. Load on the machine is really what the speed limitation is all about. It's not RPM.

So, if you have the windshield up on the sidecar, you might want to lower it because this will reduce the load on the engine.

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Re: Break in newbie question......

Postby Lee Pape » Mon Jan 25, 2016 8:18 am

It sounds like you shifted into forth gear too soon. Do not lug these engines.
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Re: Break in newbie question......

Postby wooden nickel » Mon Jan 25, 2016 9:43 am

To directly address his original question though, his machine ought to be able to go faster than 50 if there wasn't an incline or headwind. If it won't, even new and tight, something is a little off. This bike has been sitting quite awhile somewhere since it is a 13 with 26 miles.
If he got it new from a dealer with warranty, he should have them check the usual fuel, air and electrical points for a long term storage bike. If he has to fix it himself, we'll need more info. Pull the plugs, check the fuel flow and such.
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Re: Break in newbie question......

Postby eastbloc » Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:39 am

Two windshields plus considerable weight on a brand-new bike make 50mph not an unreasonable place to top out. Check the tire pressure too, it will make a difference. With a Ural everything has to be right to hit the "target" top speed :lol:
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Re: Break in newbie question......

Postby Nuttymopar » Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:01 pm

Yes, fold down the side windshield. Should be able to undo the windshield to pivot and tuck underneath the Tonneau cover if you have one. If you need to give someone a ride, just raise it back up and attach it to the tub. Saves a LOT of wind coming across onto you to and also the slowing of the bike.
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Re: Break in newbie question......

Postby 4Paws » Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:03 pm

Agree on tire pressure plus lowering the tub windshield, added 5mph to my cruising speed. After initial break in period you will experience a noticeable change in power about every additional 5,000 km, crazy but true.

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Re: Break in newbie question......

Postby wooden nickel » Mon Jan 25, 2016 3:18 pm

I had both windshields up on my old 06 and my wife in the hack. I don't think she would agree to being " a considerable weight" but when I first got the bike in 06 I also carried 50 lbs of sand. Still, I received the bike new and properly set up from Crawford"s and never had any trouble hitting 55 or the occasional 60 when on the flat with no wind.
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