Go Back   Harley Davidson Forums > Harley Davidson Tech & Mechanical Forum > Engine Mechanical Topics
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Engine Mechanical Topics Discussion for motor builds, cams, head work, stripped bolts and other engine related issues. The good and the bad. If it goes round and around or up and down, post it here.

Reply
 
 
 
P
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 04-09-2009, 01:39 PM
seeso200 seeso200 is offline
Hang Around
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 8
Default Engine Break in

I am picking up my 09 Ultra Saturday and was wondering what the best way to break in the engine is. First new bike I have purchased so this is new to me.
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 04-09-2009, 01:48 PM
Heath Heath is offline
Former Sponsor
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Mason City, Iowa
Posts: 303
Default

I was told not to lug it...too low of rpm's and to stay out of 6th gear for at least 250 miles I believe. My memory isn't so good Is this necessary??? I did it anyway.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 04-09-2009, 01:49 PM
kromdom's Avatar
kromdom kromdom is offline
Road Warrior
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: SoCal
Posts: 1,401
Default

folow steps/procedures in manual (and or flyer) dealer will give you. BTW, welcome
__________________
'02 Road King Classic with some mods
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 04-09-2009, 01:51 PM
BigGdawg's Avatar
BigGdawg BigGdawg is offline
Big Dawg Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Georgia
Posts: 5,442
Default

Keep the shiny side up. Ride maybe 250 miles sanely then ride it like you stole it. It will be broken in just fine.
__________________

G-dawg's 2008 Screamin' Eagle Road King
My review of Kuryakyn LED Headlight
Ride like a Pro V
2014 Ultra Limited - Stage I - V&H True Duals, V&H Mufflers, SE Air Cleaner, SEST
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 04-10-2009, 09:36 AM
seeso200 seeso200 is offline
Hang Around
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Michigan
Posts: 8
Default

Thanks for your input. Come on Saturday!
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 04-10-2009, 06:06 PM
mps1168's Avatar
mps1168 mps1168 is offline
Senior Rider
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Wisconsin
Posts: 316
Default

Many ideas, one I saw I liked best was find a long strech of road with little/low traffic. get into 3rd gear at 30mph, go WOT to 70mph in 3rd gear and let off, let bike slow on its own to 30mph and repeat this cycle 10 times.

Ring seating complete, ride normally. Keep long hauls at steady speed to a min for the first 1000 miles. change oil/filter at 1000 then ride however your style dictates.

Cant knock it as i just had a 103 upgrade done, this is what i have done and have had ZERO issues.

mps
__________________
2007 Ultra Classic Black, SE A/C, SERTw/TTS Mastertune, SE Slip ons pre-emission 98b's,V+H Dressor Dual Headers, Legend Air Suspension.

103 BB upgrade by Docs of Shawano Cty with Andrews 54H cams, ported heads, SE pistons and SE cam support plate.

Dyno tuned by JAMIE@Fuel-Moto 98hp/103tq really runs smoooooth!
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 04-11-2009, 12:13 PM
skidder's Avatar
skidder skidder is online now
Ultimate HDF Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Calgary
Posts: 9,653
Default

For me it,s ride for an hour nice and easy, stop and let the motor cool off fully. Repeat 2 more times. This allows the rings to seat properly, contraction and expansion. Change the oil and filter at 500 miles then do the 1000 mile service at the dealer.
Don,t lug the motor and don,t over rev it.Let the engine warm up before you ride off.As the motor gets more miles and your able to ride it harder run the tranny through the gears, in other words go from first to six then back. Find an open stretch of road for that.Do this for ten minutes and you,ll be ready to fly.
This is the procedure I use on all my dirt bikes. There high revving machines reaching 14000 rpm,s. If this works on my MX bikes it will work on a low revving Harley.
__________________
Represent.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 04-11-2009, 10:02 PM
GT_RoadGlide's Avatar
GT_RoadGlide GT_RoadGlide is offline
Road Master
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Posts: 880
Default

I have used this procedure since 1969; cars and motorcycles. It works

http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
__________________
'07 RG w/ Tour Pak and lower fairings
Motovation Grand National Trailer
'00 Sportster 1200C
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 04-12-2009, 11:56 PM
zeus33's Avatar
zeus33 zeus33 is offline
Big Kahuna HDF Member
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Calgary eh
Posts: 31,322
Default

According to the manual:
for the first 80km keep it under 80km/hr (50mi under 50mph)
The next 800km(500mi) avoid wide open throttle or lugging. Vary speed.

After that, like BigG said, ride it like you stole it.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 04-13-2009, 12:01 AM
JayStronghawk's Avatar
JayStronghawk JayStronghawk is offline
Ultimate HDF Member
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Lake City, Florida (Native)
Posts: 8,170
Jay McElroy
Send a message via Yahoo to JayStronghawk
Default

Keep it simple No sudden Starts or Stops if possible.. Get it on the road run it good but don't exceed 4000 RPM vary your speeds frequently and give it a rest period every hour can have it broke in properely in one day follow this method for 500 Miles
__________________
http://i224.photobucket.com/albums/d...psf9f2e1ec.jpg Victory Cross Country Stage 2
Reply With Quote
Old 04-13-2009, 12:01 AM
 
 
 
P
Reply


Tags
09, 103, break, breakin, breaking, davidson, distance, dyna, engine, harley, hd, long, miles, properly, recommended


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Join HDForums

Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Sponsors

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:27 PM.


Internet Brands, Inc.