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Re: Oil Burning Cont.
- Subject: Re: Oil Burning Cont.
- From: Tpcutter@xxxxxxx
- Date: Mon, 16 May 2005 23:21:52 EDT
In a message dated 5/11/05 9:46:28 PM Eastern Standard Time,
My understanding of seating rings involves cyclical loading and lighter
loading with cool-off periods.
That's what I do. Steady state riding on the slab makes this more
Having said that, I don't know how essential this is after the first several
hundred miles from new.
I'd be curious to know what someone like Tom C thinks ie real world
observations on Boxers.
Plus, he has an R1100S.>>
In a nutshell, keep the RPM and throttle loading low for the first 600 miles
or so, then flog the snot out of it. The more load, the better the rings
I ran my R1100S 2200 miles in the last 6 days, less than 200 miles on slab
of any type. Much of the miles were with the pegs dragging, HARD throttle
on/off, in the Deals Gap area of NC/TN and the Blue RIdge Parkway area. Used
about 400 cc of oil. The bike just rolled over 40,000 miles, and uses less oil,
and runs smoother with better torque and peak power than at any time since
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