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I have finally passed through the 500 mile break in period today. It was difficult to keep it at 3000 RPMs or lower and not go for extended periods at a steady speed. (What is an extended period?) I work at a paper mill, and we are having our annual outage, so spare time to ride has been at a premium.

I did twist it up to maybe 6000 RPM and it is pulling hard at that point.

The engine and transmission are working smoothly. No leaks, oil level is full, and I have not found anything that has worked loose.

The Dunlop D207 tires work great. They stick real good. I bet it will be difficult to get 10,000 miles on them before they need changing.

My only complaint is I can hear the front brake pads dragging on the rotors at slow speed.

I think I made a good choice.
 

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Sounds like you're having fun, Jeff.
Get used to the brakes, they all do that.
Keep an eye on the wheel bearings. ronzer's lost grease, and so are mine.
I'm at 1500 miles, it's starting to loosen up and run, now.
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Brake noise huh! Well I was just about to start getting serious about checking out my front brakes on the Deuce. Got 900 miles on it and when driving sloooow, I can hear it swish-swish. Very annoying... kind of glad to see that it is not unusual, but still have to look into it and see if I can find a fix.

Cheers.

Al
 
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