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post #11 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-12-2007, 06:23 PM
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Yeah my thoughts are with your buddy Chum, similar to running in a new set of pads (which you also have ).... a few short cycles of increasing heat without going too crazy on the throttle.

- Vary the revs as much as possible, nothing too high and don't labour it but make it work
- Mineral oil for the first few thousand k's then get the good stuff in there
- Run for 30mins then cool and again for the first 2/3 cycles

...and in reality it's what you feel best with as no one really knows.... and don't forget the guys from the shop have probably already done the test ride into the red through all the gears, so don't worry too much


Don't forget it's a Ducati with an engine not far removed from a John Deere. So throw in some diesel, wrap some chicken wire around the rear seat and she'll be fine!!!

So all I need to do now is get up there to bludge a ride

Post some pics too.

Is it weird in here, or is it just me?

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post #12 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-12-2007, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
 
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good point!!

That's a very good point, exremely well presented....

The 916 I bought second hand so didn't have to worry about that

I ran the 996 in as per the owner's manual - all very carefully..

And the Fireplace wasn't around long enough before getting nicked!!!!

To be honest, It wasn't even an issue until someone showed me this...

http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

and that's where it all started...
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and for my next trick

It all started off here but I thought it deserved a new thread.

As you can see, BP's already had his 2c worth....

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post #14 of 16 (permalink) Old 09-13-2007, 09:58 PM
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Agree with GD? and dissagree with BP?

Not a wise move

Getting a good seal on the rings is the objective for breaking in today. In the old days it was to settle all of the crap tolerances and it took a month

If I had a van:
1. Fit race plastics, crash bungs, decent pads, decent hoses, decent brake fluid, decent rubber, rearsets, clipons and wire the sump.
2. Take it to the track on a Friday morning with the stock oil in it.
3. Ride it for 20-30 mins letting it spin up on full throttle to 80% rpm and NEVER let the engine labour in a high gear.
4. Have a bacon sarnie, a cup of tea and a few fags or a wank (around 1 hour).
5. Ride it for 20-30 mins letting it spin up on full throttle to 90% rpm and NEVER let the engine labour in a high gear.
6. Have a double cheese bruger & large fries, a litre of fat coke and a few fags or a sleep (around 1 hour but longer of you were on the piss last night).
7. Ride it for 20-30 mins letting it spin up on full throttle to 95% rpm and NEVER let the engine labour in a high gear.
8. Have a piss and a dump, drink loads of any liquid available, change the oil and filter for the synth oil of choice (around one hour unless your usless with a spanner).
8. Thrash it to the red line in every gear for the rest of the session.
9. Go home and fit an Akra or Yoshi Japan full system, PC and have it dynoed.
10. Thrash it to the red line in every gear at every available opportunity as often as your wallet, job and partner will allow.
11. Sell it after one year and start all over again
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Classic post from the scot

BUT how the fark do you fit race plastics to a van

Is it weird in here, or is it just me?
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so what part of the "scot"stratergy is going to bed in the nikasil ...

And pray tell which bit of my rant do you disagree with Tugster??
The essence of my rant is that the article author is talking bollocks if he seriously reckons the rings are forced "out" by the combustion gases.

If that were the case then why dont they develope pistons that have a special hole through them to behind the ring.

Theres a limit to the "amount" of seal a ring can provide given that the piston is traveling at a gazilleon miles per hours past the cylinder wall. Seal = contact= friction= heat & wear.
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