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krs72

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krs72 says:

running a new bike in?

just buying a new triumph bonneville, been a while since had a brand new bike. what is the best way to run in the new engine? please bear in mind no rev counter as standard. thanks

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jaffa90

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jaffa90 says:

running in

Dont worry :smileThey will tell you when you pick it up.:biggrin:

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ergf

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ergf says:

It should be in

your manual, was on my bike. Must admit it will be tough without a rev counter

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iancol

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iancol says:

Rrunning a new bike in

As said above, the dealer should be able to advise, backed up by the user handbook, but it's simply a case of not over-revving and not letting it labour over the first few hundred miles,.  Don't run for long periods at the same revs either.  Don't forget to enjoy it!

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philehidiot

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philehidiot says:

PTFE

Does adding PTFE to the oil help during running in or not?

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iancol

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iancol says:

Running in

Probably not.  I remember a product called Molyslip, used when oils and engines were not quite as refined as today's.  I can't remember why, but am sure that this product was not for use in running in.  Using ptfe sounds like a similar concept.

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bonjolino

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bonjolino says:

this is how I do mine

first 500~600 miles:

- plan each ride to be at least 20 miles to make sure the engine is hot & bedding takes place

- use as low gear as possible and as much rev as it is recommended to work the engine without overloading it (eg use 3rd @ 5000 instead of 4th @ 4000)

The idea being that when the engine is hot, all the internals are fully expanded giving you the max seal between rings & cylinders, helping with the bedding in process & minimising oil getting passed & glazing the chamber

Do not add any additive to the oil at any point even after the running in & top up with the recommended grade of oil until the first change

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krs72

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krs72 says:

running in - responses

many thanks for your pointers everyone much appreciated.

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m1ks

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m1ks says:

Now theres the official dealer way

And theres this.
i've used it and can vouch for it, but the choice is yours.
(I adjusted it for road running in and did it on my cheapie chinese crosser, partly bacause it was cheap and a replacement engine was cheap and also because it's the only new vehicle i've ever had, when I stripped the top end and barrel to check it was spotless, no blow by and clean as the site shows.)
Engine break in secrets
Read the whole thing and make sure you let it cool sufficiently between runs.

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krs72

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krs72 says:

nice idea but ......

ooooooooooooooooooooooo controversal!

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