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Wondered this on every bike I have bought. How do I beak in my new 109 the whimpy manual way or the way I am going to ride it?
 

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I did it like the manual stated. It seems to be a topic that there will never be a answer to. :bigthumbsup:
 

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I do it by the book. I will run the engine out every once in a while, but try not to over do it. Also, key is to not keep the engine running at a constant rpm while riding. If you can get some highway miles, run it in 5th gear for a bit, then drop a gear and run in 4th for a bit...keep alternating every few miles.
 

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well i am a firm beleiver in break it in how you going to ride it but i also try to keep it under 4 grand most of the time but even in that in the lower gears you are still moving but yea i will agree that everyone has their way of doing it i just did what felt right to me and went with that.................hope that helps
 

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For the most part 85% I follow the book but I will run it up to 5k every now and then to make sure there are no problems, And I think it good for it to open it up every now and then just not constantly
 

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I generally took it easy with the occasional rev to 5000rpms in lower gears.
Harley riding mates picked on me because I wouldn't go over the 3,500 in fifth for extended periods. Had the first service done this week so are they in for a shock this weekend :evil:
 

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I did it like the manual stated. It seems to be a topic that there will never be a answer to. :bigthumbsup:
Early days of wisdom dose'nt get any better then this
 

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I generally took it easy with the occasional rev to 5000rpms in lower gears.
Harley riding mates picked on me because I wouldn't go over the 3,500 in fifth for extended periods. Had the first service done this week so are they in for a shock this weekend :evil:
They should have been thanking you instead of picking on you....you saved them from looking really foolish on their slow, $$$ Harley's.
 

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Beat it :bigthumbsup:
 

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And another 3 year old post gets pulled from the dredges. :dontknow:
 

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"Break-in oil" different then reg. oil
take it to 5000-6000 once in a while
because a piston runs a little higher in the cylinder
at high RPM than low RPM , breaking -in at low RPM
will leave a little bit of crap metal called "ridge" at
the height where the piston stops at 3000 RPM
so to push the ridge up higher you take RPM to
higher revs, this way there is never a big chunck
to push up , it is done gradually , remember the
piston rings push that ridge up , you don't want to
put a groove (microscopic groove) in the rings.
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I guess the theory of "beating the crap out of it" is OK ,
when you only think of the ridge , but there must be
something else to this break-in stage , a tighter engine
will run hotter until it loosens up , I took the time to
do it like the book said with occasional RPM bursts ,
we all do it our way , the results in the long run will
not even tell who was right ,too many variables in care
of engines after break-in period .
 
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