- Motorcycles, Sports Bikes & Riding
Tips for bike run in period
Recommended tips for you to be followed during your new bike's run in period
*Always read the bike owner's manual before starting to ride your bike
*Maintain a speed of below 50km/hr during the first 1000km or 1500km,which depends on different bike manuals.
*Avoid sudden raising of the throttle.
*Give some time for the engine oil to flow through the engine and so that the engine would get equal heat throughout,before starting your ride at morning.
Why its important for your bike??
The run in period marks the fate of your bike.It's how you maintain your bike during the run in period writes the bikes life for the rest of its life till end.So be careful of following the rules during the run in period.
Why its required??
Run in period is must for every vehicles as your engine and all its core parts are new and it would have run only a 4-5kms during the test drive of the engine and its still new.So the run in period sets and fits your engine for your daily perfect riding.
Another fact is that,how you ride in the run in period also affects the mileage of your bike throughout the entire bike's period.
Some additional tips for you..
*Never stress your engine during any time of your ride
*Don't ride at a constant speed.Vary your speeds quite often b/w 40 and 50km/hr.
*If possible avoid the hill/slope rides to maximum extent.
*Avoid heavy weight pillion rider as it may stress your engine as you need to give too much throttle for it.
*Shift gears within 3-4 rpm and never go beyond 4.5 rpm.
*Apply brakes evenly and if you sense a need of braking,reduce your ride speed before braking which also increases your bike's mileage.
Engine oil factors during run in period:
*The oil change duration during run in period is shorter than all other times,so make a regular check of your bike's oil.
*Use only semi-synthetic oil during the run in period,as it will lubricate the engine components easily
*Be careful with the periods of interval during oil change and confirm with your service professionals before doing an oil change.
*Oil change will also ensure removal of rusty particles along with the oil cleansing process.