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Old 11-03-2012, 08:30 AM   #1
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hi,just recieved a new night rod special 2012 anv ,and was woundering about best way to run in the new engine,still buzzing from getting it cheers for any info.
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Old 11-04-2012, 01:02 AM   #2
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I just run the thing ,I never ran mine over 100 mph,crusing around 70 plus.somewhat medium acceleration,never red line it.I use mobil one,it did not like the h/d oil.Have 13000 on it now.
Now I drive it like I stole it.still on the Michellin tires,but rear is about ready to change,I fugure I may get another 1000 out of it.
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Old 11-04-2012, 09:13 AM   #3
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Very the throttle a lot, no long steady cruises for the first few hundred k. I can't find it but there is a thread about breakin, check the search function.
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Old 11-07-2012, 06:48 PM   #4
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:08 PM   #5
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Very the throttle a lot, no long steady cruises for the first few hundred k. I can't find it but there is a thread about breakin, check the search function.
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I would think the first few hundred miles would be plenty. There are a few here approaching 200k total, but to "break-in" that long seems a bit excessive.
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:04 PM   #6
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:56 PM   #7
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Ride it hard. No constant speed, lots of engine braking.

Do a search, lots of info/recommendations for this,,,,,,,,,
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Old 11-08-2012, 01:27 PM   #8
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hi,just recieved a new night rod special 2012 anv ,and was woundering about best way to run in the new engine,still buzzing from getting it cheers for any info.
Lots of argument about this over the years. I would run it hard from new, lots of rev and decel, no constant speeds, and plenty of rests. That beds the bores in before they harden.

If you have already run it gently for fifty miles or more, then you are too late - keep running it in gently.

Gentle run in means, as above, no fixed revs, but also no wide throttle openings.

They tend to use a bit of oil, which is annoying and unpredictable. Revving the nuts off them for the first fifty miles probably stops them doing that - but no biggie. They settle down after 10K anyway.
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Ride it hard. No constant speed, lots of engine braking.

Do a search, lots of info/recommendations for this,,,,,,,,,
This is what I did with my 2012........and it runs STRONG now.
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Old 11-08-2012, 04:48 PM   #10
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Ran my 08 DX hard from the start and never had any oil loss issues. Just my individual experience.
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:18 PM   #11
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thanks for all the replys,the temptation to thrash it is hard to resist because this engine wants to rev, but ill have to resist. for NOW
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Old 11-08-2012, 05:23 PM   #12
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do not resist hit it hard read all these post. If you ever see the sleeves on these engines they are solid. Hone marks still on them will piles of miles.
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It'll take you 6000 miles to break it in. Enjoy.
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It'll take you 6000 miles to break it in. Enjoy.
I reckon mine had done at least 10 -12 thousand miles before it was givin' its best, but like the previous posts have said they seem to thrive on high revs and it seems to reduce the oil consumption as well.
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