I figure Triumph engineers know what they are talkin about so i did it by the book. Yeah it was torture but whats the alternative. Maybe nothin would happen, maybe it would. Why take the chance. Just take a couple days and get it done. Prolly should take a thousand, gradual build up of miles to get used to anew ride and become thoroughly familiar with it anyway.
Basically I second Devious. Nicasil bores do not need break in, transmission does not need nor does plain bearings or roller bearings. The rings are relly the only ones that do and rubbing them very lightly is not a good thing and will only polish them for poor seal in the long run.
Load the engine to rub the rings and then cool them down and rinse with oil by coasting down. Then repeate.
The good thing is they hammer the bike on the dyno at the factory as part of the quality check so the engine or chain or whatever does not blow the first time the owner opens the throttle.
[ This message was edited by: HarriS on 2007-01-15 08:53 ]
1. Twist throttle 6 times before you start it!
2. Run bike hard as hell!.
3. After ride let sit at idle for at least 1hr!.
4. Open radiator cap while hot so you can see the fluid level during idle.
5. Ignore steps 1-4 and go by book!
6. BIG MISTAKE ASKING THIS GROUP!!! :hammer:
On 2007-01-15 07:18, Doc007 wrote:
What are your opinions on the run-in period for a new bike? Do you bother? What happens if you don't? It's as hard as hell to keep the revs down....and for 1000miles! Christ, that's just cruel.
I'll tell you from experience, that if you break it in slow, it will be slow. I've done quite a bit of racing and have owned more bikes/snowmobiles/ATV's than I can remember and I've never had a problem.
Two very important things to do:
1. Let the engine warm up well. I'm not big fan of allowing an engine to idle for a long time. A minute is more than enough. It's better to ride it while taking it easy in lower gears to bring the engine up to temp.
2. Never "lug" an engine whether it's new or not. After you have 10 to 20 miles on the bike, running it up close to redline in 1st or 2nd gear is fine and will help the rings seat. The first two gears insure that you're keeping the load on the engine at a minimum.
It's VERY IMPORTANT to also give the engine good break in with deceleration. Meaning; you run it up in revs and then immediately shut the throttle all the way down and just coast under engine breaking.
Change the oil at 500 to 600 miles and you're good to go.
The manuals are written for idiots. The engineers have to assume the lowest common denominator and put in instructions for the non mechanically inclined.
[ This message was edited by: SPTRIP on 2007-01-15 10:26 ]
On 2007-01-15 10:06, HarriS wrote:
Where can I get sound files (recorded with some cheapo digicam or cell phone and played from 10â‚¬ PC speakers) so I can make a decision on which exhaust I should buy?
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