Quick question on Break in

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by BuffaloBill, Dec 16, 2009.

  1. BuffaloBill

    BuffaloBill Active Member

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    Hello gang

    Well I picked up the new RKC (09) 0 miles from the dealer and was able do the 30/60/30 break in However I am concerned about the 55MPH for the ist 500 miles i blew that out the window I attemted to do 55MPH after the intial 30/60/30 and almost got stuck from behind by the trafic on I-10 best I could do was vary the speed between 60-70 mph thru 5th and 6th gear. Bike seemed ok after the 130 miles No funny sounds Hope I did not harm it

    PS Love the New ride, NO REGRETTS
    Your thoughts are appreciated,
    Merry Christmas
    BuffaloBILL
     
  2. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    NOW THAT SAID IT ALL (Hobbit)

    If YOU REV IT UNTIL REV-LIMITER comes into play IN EACH GEAR I'd call that ready for damage...

    SMOOTH on the throttle and NOT high rev of engine will NOT hurt the motor..

    SUGGESTED speeds and gears from HD are JUST THAT.. SUGGESTED

    I stayed OFF the main hgy.s and took all the back little roads so I could VARY my speed every little bit.. up and down thru the gears and around and around until i had 100 miles. EACH time out AFTER that I drove NORMAL and a LITTLE on it, up to desired speed then a little more each time out...

    GLAD you did the 30/60/30 to break-in the rings..YOU will have a much better bike for that!

    TO ME varied speed-gear and EASY DOES IT is the important thing to do on a NEW motor.. NOT a constant speed!!! A lot of members here have their OWN ideas for break-in but IMO you've done/doing fine...

    LUGGING a new motor will do more harm than a little over recommended speed-rpm ratio...

    JUST MY WAY....

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  3. vistavette

    vistavette Member

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    I think all you need to do is keep it under 4k rpm and you'll be okay.
     
  4. bonsi57

    bonsi57 Active Member

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    Congratulations on the new bike.
     
  5. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    As Bubbie and Hobbit stated, vary speeds, do not lug the engine in too high a gear and you will be fine. Do perform the 1st oil and lube changes early. You will be surprised about how much fine metal particles will be picked up on the magnetic drain plug due to normal breakin...think of all the machined surfaces having imperfections that have to be "gently" lapped together to a microfinish...those wear particles being collected by the magnet doing its' job will decrease in quantity to nothing.
     
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2009
  6. FLHXTom29715

    FLHXTom29715 Active Member

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    congrats on the new classic ride! like everyone else, vary the rpm and don't lug the engine and you'll be fine.
     
  7. RayBouquet

    RayBouquet Member

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    Sorry guys, but what is this 30/60/30 break in yall are referring to?:small3d014: