New Engine

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by revok1200, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. revok1200

    revok1200 Active Member

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    Have put about 1400miles on the new motor I had installed.

    I have never had a new motor, so is it normal to be able to tell (feel) a slight difference as the motor begins to break in more and more.

    Nothing really major, just a minor difference in response compared to the motor with only a few hundred miles on it.

    Would you consider this normal?
     
  2. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    Yeah she will loosen up as she wears in. have you done the 30-60-30 breakin run yet?

    On a empty road in 3rd gear at 30mph 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. Do this about 9 or 10 times.
     
  3. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    As Joe said above, did you do the rings seating break-in described here?:

    Harley Davidson Community

    Seating the rings correctly will make a difference in the performance of the engine.

    TQ
     
  4. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    As an engine breaks in it will start after a while to feel more responsive

    Brian
     
  5. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    I noticed a difference of NOT being as Tight after 500 careful not to lug or over power the bike then it seemed each day after it would Feel Good and a little better then at 1500 miles another feel good area... AND another at 2500:D

    Don't know why but it got better with AGE.. Wished I could do that:(

    I must need a Good Tune-Up....:newsmile105:

    enjoy that new ride.. Nice to have it new again...

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  6. revok1200

    revok1200 Active Member

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    yes, I have done the break-in procedure, almost immediatley after picking it up and then again just because a few days later.

    The motor is still strong, maybe a better word I should have used was not as tight as one of you put it.

    I have never had a motor with fewer than 3500 miles so I have nothing to judge this against.

    Thanks for the input
     
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2012