Tips on break-in....

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by lakeforktx, Feb 7, 2012.

  1. lakeforktx

    lakeforktx Active Member

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    Picking up the new 2012 Ultra today around noon.. any tips on break-in..., never owned a new bike...only new to me... thanks... :D
     
  2. horizonchaser

    horizonchaser Senior Member Contributor

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    Congrats!! It doesn't get much better than riding a new bike. Especially an Ultra!
    Be safe and many, many joyful rides to ya! :)
     
  3. Old Mike

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    I've been fortunate enough to buy many new vehicles over the years and one thing I always do, break it in according to the manufacturere recommendations. On my bikes and cars I go to full synthetic oil after about 5000 miles. Works for me.
     
  4. Rubyred

    Rubyred Senior Member

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    Check your owners manual also, there used to be a break-in procedure in it.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Congratulations on the new bike, I would have one Question, What oil did they ship the bike with?
     
  6. lakeforktx

    lakeforktx Active Member

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    Thanks guys did a little bit of everything ya'll said and what the owners man. said ..got 74 miles on her now..realy liking it so far....Iam thinking they said the syn 3 was in it. Jack...Prolly go to Amsoil at 1000 miles..due to fact I have 2 gallons in the shop I had for my 04..hd + for the primary, and don't know about the tranny yet.....thanks everybody...
     
  7. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    What no pics??? Tease :D

    Seriously congrats on the new scoot.
     
  8. lakeforktx

    lakeforktx Active Member

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    Thanks...Iam an Idiot when it comes to posting picks and such.. I have to text the piucs to someone and let them put them up...I know thats crazy but i can't work these puters very well at all...:newsmile026:
     
  9. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Did you run the 30/60/30 X10 in 3rd new motor break-in? If not - never to late...gotta seat those rings tight!!!
     
  10. lakeforktx

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    That was the first thing I did , then varyed the speed. then stopped and let it cool down for about 30 min. and just looked at it ..then done it about 5 more times.. then as I was riding I would let off and let it comp. brake then ease it back up then do it sevaral more times ... the OL was in the car behind me and she thought i was crazy...:D