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Ride it like you stole it. You will probably sell it before it has 10,000 miles on it.
I rode a demo bike at the Kentucky Rally. It was broke in when I returned it. Question, why do motorcycles need to be "broke in", but new cars/trucks are never broke in?Ride it like you stole it. You will probably sell it before it has 10,000 miles on it.
Well, he wouldn’t be the only one guilty of that crime around here. But why throw that barb ?
With you there but I think the point is that modern car manufacturing has obviated the need for any break in period. I know a highly respected German car specialist though who would disagree. He says that all the manufacturers now provide extended maintenance windows and use 'lifetime' lubricants but the number of low-mileage engine failures he sees if markedly higher. Most car engines are designed with lower tolerances and specific output than a MC engine and by design will require less maintenance. Consumers of cars won't accept anything lessFor my new V85TT, with it's higher performance, higher spec motorcycle engine (especially an Italian one) compared to a car, I will be following the break in rules so that I don't HAVE to rebuild the engine .
Technically the engine is not limited. What Guzzi does is to set the shift warning light to a lower value (4750 RPM?) so that you are reminded not to over rev the engine during their recommended break in period. After the first service you just change the shift light to the true redline.I run the engine normally, including hard acceleration, but try to stay inside that lower limit. Was the same with my new V7 III and it's shift light. I never had a problem with oil blow by but I also knew not to overfill the engine oil (middle of dipstick).There are lots of ideas and approaches to engine break-in. Some say 'ride it like you stole it' but I prefer to do what the Guzzi engineers recommend. As we like to say in the IT world: IITFM (It's In The F'ing Manual).
So you’re pushrod 1920’s tech v85 is more performance than a twin turbo Ford Transit? Don’t fool yourself. Because it’s a motorcycle doesn’t mean it’s high performance.
I concede the point that Guzzi uses old technology but I'm not talking about performance - newer automotive engines are incredible and yes, they don't require a break-in period. I'm referring to how the engine is designed and built. Depending on those specs the engineers come up with recommendations on how to properly prepare your engine for a long life. Folks are free to think and do as they please with following factory guidelines. I change the oil on my turbo Audi when it gets dirty/contaminated which is well before the 'recommended' mileage. I intend to ride it aggressively but within the break-in rev limit as noted in the manual and will release the Kraken after the initial oil change/service. I'm thinking about doing that a little early as the oil is already starting to turn dark at 450 miles.
Wait. You’re going to release all 80 horsepower’s worth of “Kraken”? At the same time?? You will be good enough to give us all a 20 minute warning so that we have a chance to run for the hills first, won’t you?Mike
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