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

Posted: Mon Jan 25, 2016 10:42 pm
by Peter Pan
I didn't read all comments, but my 2013 Patrol needed (18.000) 21.000km to become free and running smooth.
Give time to time, specially in winter...Even in our ethernal spring I do not pull full throttle before 6km. In winter the engine never heats up at all.
In the beginning let´s say 5000km forget about the 4th gear.
If you do not install a rev meter, then take as rule. If you test throttle response and no speed response comes, go down a gear and slow down until the engine sounds right and you feel it happy.
The week point are the pressed cranks...they bend and kill the engine. These engine need to rev freely.
With EACH oil change you will see positive changes. (My personal opinion and often from others blamed...DO NOT USE SYNTHETIC OIL UNTIL THE ENGINE IS REALY FREE. Give her at least 5000km dinosaur blood elixir )

So until AFTER 5000km you might think for needed power / steep slopes and/or strong head wind.
1st gear 23-25mph
2nd gear 32-35mph
3rd gear 48-54mph
which are 4500 to 5500 revs.
The bike is the one who dictated the speed, specially when new.
After that you can rev in 3rd up to 54-55mph and get into 4th. Under 48mph the 4th should never be forced. I use it only as overdrive in our mountain range.

When the engine is really free you can roll at 2000revs and pull out slowly from 2500-3000 revs, but happy is the engine at the same 4500 to 5500 revs: the sweet spot. ex factory.

My own experience with new or recently overhauled engines in snow ...they do not like it and you pay a high price in not waiting until spring like weather. (Yes Sirs, I too spent a few years in nice snow when the Weicheier / soft eggs stayed in warm pubs)
Hope that helps.
Sven

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

Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2016 10:51 pm
by prahaben
Like all the others above said. Nice and slow. Wide open throttle is many many kilometers away. Treat it like a high school girlfriend: sure you want to go real fast quickly and see what she can do - but realistically if you want to grow old with her you have to go slow and let her tell you when she is ready.

I think I just surrendered my man card........

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

Posted: Fri Feb 05, 2016 10:11 am
by Mothra35
Just throwing this out there, but clean, change your air filter.....I was riding once and was WFO and only could get to 50-55,,knowing I have gone faster and knew something was wrong...when I got to a stopping point I changed my Air Filter and it went back to normal. Engine needs to breath just like you and me. :thumbsup:

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

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 6:41 pm
by Kilometers2
So hey Proffessor, how is the riding these days?

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

Posted: Wed Mar 23, 2016 4:23 pm
by markhas
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