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Break-in Advice in the Manual ... Italian Style !! #4503748
08/31/17 07:26 PM
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"It is important to strain engine components during run-in, however, make sure not to overdo this."

LoL !! Define "overdo" laugh






'09 Subaru Forester ...................(QS HM 5W30)
'16 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 .....(ENI i-Ride PG 10W60)
Re: Break-in Advice in the Manual ... Italian Style !! [Re: LoneRanger] #4503767
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I guess if you don't grenade the engine you are good to go lol


2015 RAM SXT Crew Cab 5.7 with 6 speed tranny.

2008 Mazda 3 GS Sport Hatchback 5sp MT (Girlfriend's car)

Re: Break-in Advice in the Manual ... Italian Style !! [Re: LoneRanger] #4503780
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Wow. What vehicle is this?


2011 Mazda RX-8 R3
Mobil Super 5w-20
Re: Break-in Advice in the Manual ... Italian Style !! [Re: LoneRanger] #4503782
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Define "strain engine components". I take it as 'ride it like you stole it'!

Re: Break-in Advice in the Manual ... Italian Style !! [Re: d00df00d] #4503789
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Originally Posted By: d00df00d
Wow. What vehicle is this?


The motorcycle in my sig, Guzzi Stelvio 1200. 1151cc actually.... they rounded up. (common w/ mc engines)



'09 Subaru Forester ...................(QS HM 5W30)
'16 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 .....(ENI i-Ride PG 10W60)
Re: Break-in Advice in the Manual ... Italian Style !! [Re: LoneRanger] #4503791
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I break-in all my cars & bikes pretty hard. Lots of 3/4 throttle runs to 3/4 the way to redline, then throttle fully cloed for some engine braking. Every vehicle I bought new sees 100 MPH in Mexico the 1st day of ownership. All have been strong runners that use very little oil over an OCI.

Re: Break-in Advice in the Manual ... Italian Style !! [Re: LoneRanger] #4503806
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I don't believe in the slow break in period. I have seen enough people do this with vehicles that become oil users too soon and performance is definitely not the same. Run it hard and they like to be driven that way. Drive like a granny and it will want to be driven that way.


96 Grand Marquis
01 Sable LS
02 Montero
Re: Break-in Advice in the Manual ... Italian Style !! [Re: LoneRanger] #4503841
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A mechanic I know used to break in motorcycles after assembly from crate.
He said they would pull onto the road and hit red line in every gear for as long as the road allowed. Bring it back to the shop. All done.
I thought he was nuts, but see this more and more...


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Re: Break-in Advice in the Manual ... Italian Style !! [Re: Dyusik] #4503877
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Originally Posted By: Dyusik
A mechanic I know used to break in motorcycles after assembly from crate.
He said they would pull onto the road and hit red line in every gear for as long as the road allowed. Bring it back to the shop. All done.
I thought he was nuts, but see this more and more...


Why would he do it any other way? He is in the business of fixing and selling new motorcycles!


2009 Honda CR-V
2011 BMW R1200R
2005 Kaw Ninja 250
1994 Jeep Wrangler 2.5L
2016 Chevy SS Sport Sedan
Re: Break-in Advice in the Manual ... Italian Style !! [Re: LoneRanger] #4503937
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Test engines in the assembly plant are occasionally run to red line.

Sounds a lot like an "Italian Tune-up".


There's no such thing as:
Too big of a battery,
Too large of a gas tank,
or too loud of a horn,
or too bright headlights.
Re: Break-in Advice in the Manual ... Italian Style !! [Re: LoneRanger] #4503944
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Did you finally take delivery of your new bike?


"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."
Re: Break-in Advice in the Manual ... Italian Style !! [Re: Linctex] #4503965
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Originally Posted By: Linctex
Did you finally take delivery of your new bike?

There's a thread about it in this forum just a few notches down.

Re: Break-in Advice in the Manual ... Italian Style !! [Re: ZeeOSix] #4504054
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Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
I break-in all my cars & bikes pretty hard. Lots of 3/4 throttle runs to 3/4 the way to redline, then throttle fully cloed for some engine braking. Every vehicle I bought new sees 100 MPH in Mexico the 1st day of ownership. All have been strong runners that use very little oil over an OCI.


That's exactly what I'm doing with the Guzzi, except no 100mph. I can get the loading done in lower gears. 9000 is redline (not bad for a pushrod air cooled v-twin), the dash has a programmable upshift light. It is defaulted to "run-in" setting from the factory which is 6500, i.e. the upshift light illuminates at 6500. BUT, an upshift light on a bike is dumb, who looks down for that... good way to loose ctrl. Eyes up and on the road, please. The bike does have nice big analog tach that is visible in lower peripheral vision, plus after getting the feel for the motor it becomes instinctive from the sound and feel as to about where you are in the rpm range anyhow.






'09 Subaru Forester ...................(QS HM 5W30)
'16 Moto Guzzi Stelvio 1200 .....(ENI i-Ride PG 10W60)
Re: Break-in Advice in the Manual ... Italian Style !! [Re: ZeeOSix] #4504178
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Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
I break-in all my cars & bikes pretty hard. Lots of 3/4 throttle runs to 3/4 the way to redline, then throttle fully cloed for some engine braking. Every vehicle I bought new sees 100 MPH in Mexico the 1st day of ownership. All have been strong runners that use very little oil over an OCI.


Same here. Just finished doing my friends new Gixxer this way. Got all the way into 5th gear before running out of my comfort zone.

More power, better compression, lower oil consumption are just some of the benefits...


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Re: Break-in Advice in the Manual ... Italian Style !! [Re: SteveSRT8] #4504182
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Originally Posted By: SteveSRT8
Originally Posted By: ZeeOSix
I break-in all my cars & bikes pretty hard. Lots of 3/4 throttle runs to 3/4 the way to redline, then throttle fully cloed for some engine braking. Every vehicle I bought new sees 100 MPH in Mexico the 1st day of ownership. All have been strong runners that use very little oil over an OCI.


Same here. Just finished doing my friends new Gixxer this way. Got all the way into 5th gear before running out of my comfort zone.

More power, better compression, lower oil consumption are just some of the benefits...
5th gear? 150mph easy?


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Geoff Metcalf
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