Just Finished Breaking In New Motor??

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by lhgdale, Nov 25, 2011.

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  1. lhgdale

    lhgdale Member

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    Hello, after doing alot of searching and reading on the subject. I took my new 2012 Street Glide out this afternoon and tried it out. Bike had 93 miles on it before I did this. On a empty road in 3rd gear at 30mph I accelerated quickly (not full throttle) to 55-60mph and then let off the throttle and let the motor slow the bike back down to 30mph. I did this about 9 or 10 times. I'm gonna take it easy and stay off the highway, out of 6th gear and between 2 and 3K rpm for the rest of the miles till I get to 500. I think I did this right?

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  2. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    You have made Glider most proud!!:D
     
  3. lhgdale

    lhgdale Member

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    LOL, yeah from all the searching I did his name came up alot. Actually everybody referred to it as the "Glider Break in Method".
     
  4. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    You just made your motor HAPPY:s:rider
     
  5. lhgdale

    lhgdale Member

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    Yeah I hope so. I just want to make sure I break it in right.
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  6. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Harley Davidson Community have a look here for another good tip :s
     
  7. lhgdale

    lhgdale Member

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    Another great tip!!
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  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    You did it right. You should have a great running motor there now.:D
     
  9. dd1228

    dd1228 Active Member

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    I did the same to mine about 2K ago, after new cylinders and pistons, and it's running great; no leaks, no smoke. Glider, Bubbie, and a bunch of other guys sure know what they are talking about. Keep up the great work!
     
  10. Big D 2002 RK

    Big D 2002 RK Member

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    Is it alright to do this break-in method on big bore up-grade in cold weather?
     
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