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Offline Dog1

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Engine Break in period
« on: February 14, 2016, 09:14:58 PM »
Hey all,

Can anyone let me know what the suggested Running in method should be on the XR Engine?

How long to ride her for, how to ride her, Revs etc etc?

Thanks,

Dog.

Offline RichS1000XR

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Re: Engine Break in period
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2016, 07:45:30 AM »
Spank it from day one. There's a rev limiter fitted for the first 600 miles, so you can't do any damage. Try to avoid motorways or labouring the engine for long periods, and you'll be fine. :028:

Offline Dog1

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Re: Engine Break in period
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2016, 07:50:01 AM »
Cheers, now thats what I like to hear! :)

Why can't BMW just say that in the Manual???


Offline fgdriver

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Re: Engine Break in period
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2016, 09:47:22 AM »
Rich I am dismayed you don't "Spank it"  you "SPANK IT"  lol echo the above no motorways {Why would you} and don't run it low but engine is so smooth you may want to keep one eye on the revs if you wear plugs.

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Offline Gatsoburner

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Re: Engine Break in period
« Reply #4 on: May 14, 2016, 11:17:34 AM »
I'm due mine next week, I was going to just tootle about to get the 600 miles in for the first oil change, so am I best just 'riding it' as I would any bike ??
Any other advice please, never had a new bike !!
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Offline damodici

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Re: Engine Break in period
« Reply #5 on: May 14, 2016, 11:35:27 AM »
*Originally Posted by Gatsoburner [+]
I'm due mine next week, I was going to just tootle about to get the 600 miles in for the first oil change, so am I best just 'riding it' as I would any bike ??
Any other advice please, never had a new bike !!

Definitely

To set your mind at rest most bikes before finishing the production line are dyno'd and thrashed at full rpm.

When I was at Ducatis factory last year I stood watching a few panigale and Diavel having a good hammering before they crated them

Offline Gatsoburner

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Re: Engine Break in period
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2016, 12:40:08 PM »
I guess that makes sense really if you think about it, which I didn't.!
cheers for that, COME OF FRIDAY.... :730:
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Re: Engine Break in period
« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2016, 02:27:04 PM »
To get a good seating on the rings you want to do aggressive acceleration and deceleration. Go up through the gears aggressively and down through the gears aggressively. This will get the rings seated properly on both the leading and trailing edge of the ring against the cylinder bore.

Absolutely do not lug the motor during the break in period or drone it one speed on a highway for extended periods of time. Keep an eye on engine temps but shouldn't have any trouble keeping it in a safe operating zone.

I always run dino oil for the first 1,500 miles and do a couple oil changes in that time. One right about 200 miles as I find the most amount of material has been dislodged\removed in this area and the oil is beginning to show a slight breakdown. The next two oil changes I make right around 800 miles and again at 1,500 miles when I swap over to full synthetic.

Offline Gatsoburner

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Re: Engine Break in period
« Reply #8 on: May 15, 2016, 01:11:47 AM »
Funny enough I do this with job cars I have, they run rapid thereafter more so than the exact same car someone else uses, just with it being my own bike one feels like nurturing it along...blx really, just go ride like ya stole it !!
cheers, great advice  :028:
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Offline Redrick

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Re: Engine Break in period
« Reply #9 on: May 15, 2016, 08:15:51 AM »
AS above
Just ride it let the rev limiter at 9K look after the engine just use the allowed rev range without constant revs for any distance

The worst thing you can do is be too gentle
You tell me how fast I was going Officer !