I like the "Ride it like you're going to ride it" theory but with the added criteria of spreading out the loading conditions as much as logical.
Oh and the by-the-book break-in notes read "Ridden with constantly varying engine speed and load..." Oh ___ off! That's not even possible. I've tried to limit my steady state rev/load to about 30 seconds at a time and even then I've ended up pissing off traffic behind me.
Sweet mother of God... Their website is almost unusably glitchy with adblock on and almost unusably full of ads with it off. Yeesh!
Sad that Ari is leaving, I like him from what I've seen.
Well I understand what he is saying, but disagree that it makes no difference.
Engine "break in/run in" techniques are a close second on forums to, "brand of motor oil and how often to change it".
Personally, I take it pretty easy on any new engine mounted to anything, for the first few hours/kilometres.
Then I change oil and filter very early. Then gradually increase throttle opening and rpm's.
But trying to vary the throttle every 30 seconds is ridiculous.
"Varying" means not holding any one RPM for 15 minutes or longer in my opinion.
The "drive it like you stole it" way, from the get go, is fine if it's a rental, lol.
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