I did this also as Baisley advised when I put the 95" build with 1200 miles on the bike. I did keep the rpm's from getting to high, just ran it hard through 2nd thought 4th gears. But I was kind of glad I did the initial break in as Harley advised.pa-glazier said:Following Dan Baisley's advice after my 95" build I started it, let it warm up, then rode it hard. Fast acceleration and deceleration. No problems at all. I'm not sure if this would apply to a brand new bike though. :huh:
Hi there OHIOMOTOXER, yep, I do believe that most everyone will go this route eventually and it will be the accepted "norm" for breakin procedures for many shops.ohiomotoxer said:Gary Stolzenburg AKA the owner of F&S HD in Dayton Ohio who built Steve Moreheads dirt tracker (among others) race bikes told me.
Heat cycle her 3 times then run it to the moon.
Look at ANY race team they heat cycle the machine then race it.
Yeah I know racers have the luxury of free engine parts and mechaics to do the rebuilds.
I have always heat cycled the engine then raced it, two stroke or four stroke, *** or HD, never had a failure, I'm still doin it that way since 1974.
We had a little known racer at the time (Ben Bostrom) from team Zero Gravity come in for some dyno testing, he had a new race bike we heat cycled it then dyno'd the crap out of it, no problems.
Let's see there was Gary Rogers, Michelle DeSalvo, several new SuperTracker dirt track bikes...I could go on... heat cycle 3 times then let er rip.