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What is the break in schedule?
« on: July 04, 2010, 04:35:04 PM »
What is the published break in schedule for the new UCE engine bikes?

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Re: What is the break in schedule?
« Reply #1 on: July 04, 2010, 05:55:43 PM »
0 - 500km (310 mls)
Avoid operation above half throttle. Stop & let engine cool for 5/10 mins for every hour of operation. Vary speed. max 50 - 60 kph  (31 - 37 mph)

500- 1000km (620 mls)
Avoid cruising in excess of three quarter throttle. max 70 - 80 kph (43- 50 mph)

1000km and beyond
Avoid prolonged full throttle. Vary speed.

That's from the manual. The engine gets better up to around 1500 miles
« Last Edit: July 04, 2010, 05:58:37 PM by WillW »
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Re: What is the break in schedule?
« Reply #2 on: July 04, 2010, 08:48:55 PM »
Many thanks :)

Here's a question that's probably not answered in the manual...

I'm planning a moto trip at the end of August.  I'll be riding down from Portland, OR to San Francisco, CA mostly along Route 1/101.  There's a short stretch of freeway at the beginning (55-60mph) and the end (Maybe 65mph in Cali) but mostly it's on 1 and 101, a good road for 50-55mph cruising with some sections a little faster and some a little slower through towns.  Google lists it as 758 miles and about 17 hours, that works out to about 45mph average.

If you were to get a new RE and take this trip, how many miles would you want on it before you left?  From what was already posted I would say I want it past the initial 620 miles for sure.  How many more miles to kind of get things settled and be sure the bike is well sorted?

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Re: What is the break in schedule?
« Reply #3 on: July 04, 2010, 08:51:25 PM »
I'd want about 1500 miles on before a trip.
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Re: What is the break in schedule?
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2010, 10:47:48 PM »
I was  fairly relaxed about running in my G5. I kept below half throttle, but wasn't obsessive about keeping below forty mph. Occasionally it would creep up to fifty mph in fifth, which is pretty low revs on a flat road. After the first 300 miles or so, I regularly cruised along at fifty in fifth, sometimes it would stray up to fifty-five, but as long as the engine was pretty relaxed so was I. I didn't take it to seventy until I had 1000 miles on the clock, and then only briefly because I was on that kind of road.
I don't think I'd have fancied a 750 mile trip until after the first 600 miles, and probably wouldn't have ridden the bike for more than two hours without a cool down stop.
The engine is WAY smoother after the first 500 miles, and more so through to around 1500, and the sweet spot on my bike is around 58mph. I'm hoping to lift that to at least sixty with the Goldie exhaust. That's not to say it's too shaky at seventy - it isn't, but it's starting to feel a little bit light. It'll do eighty and still has a bit more, but you know you're pushing it, and best to check the nuts and bolts after.....
I regularly do 150 mile trips since the run-in period, mostly old roads at fifty-five to sixty, occasionally a short stretch of fast road at seventy when unavoidable, and a stop for coffee along the way. Average about a thousand miles a month since new. I never worry about it and would take it anywhere. Good bike. Old style biking for sure, but if you're in no particular hurry and into it for the ride I reckon it'll take you anywhere without complaining.  
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Re: What is the break in schedule?
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2010, 01:21:09 AM »
Many thanks :)

 Google lists it as 758 miles and about 17 hours, that works out to about 45mph average.


With all the questions you will get at fuel and food stops 17 hours won't be enough  ;)
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Re: What is the break in schedule?
« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2010, 01:45:49 AM »
Ain't that the truth, you better figure in a few hours for the Enfield delay factor. :D
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Re: What is the break in schedule?
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2010, 04:07:40 AM »
Still sorting out what bike I'll be taking and even if I'll be able to ride it.  17 hours is the road time which mean with gas, food, and rest stops it's way longer.  I'm not sure if I'll marathon it in one day or break it up into two.  We'll see.  Regardless, it seems if I get an RE I'll need to get some decent mileage and probably an pil change or two on it before I head out.

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Re: What is the break in schedule?
« Reply #8 on: July 05, 2010, 11:51:02 PM »
Ain't that the truth, you better figure in a few hours for the Enfield delay factor. :D

 and we have a new acronym,, EDF


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Re: What is the break in schedule?
« Reply #9 on: July 05, 2010, 11:59:35 PM »
Well, I stole that from the Ural delay factor, but the Ural and Enfield delay factor is a very real thing, you will have to explain them at every stop along the way  ;D
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Re: What is the break in schedule?
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2010, 06:06:01 AM »
Good thing it gets high mileage and has a decent tank ;)  The Ducati only gets about 120 miles before the low fuel light goes on.  It's usually a good time to stretch though.

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