Thanks Thanks:  0
Results 1 to 6 of 6

Thread: Running the engine in from new

  1. #1
    Senior Member Jelly's Avatar
    Bike: NC750X DCT
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Kent, England
    Posts
    719

    Running the engine in from new

    Hi all,

    I've got a 750 DCT coming and was just wondering what the running procedure will be?

    I know there are two trains of thought regarding running in a new engine, either taking it easy or giving it a damn good thrashing.

    I'll be taking the first option for sure but what I'd like to know is this, what does the manual advise for this, I'm guessing it'll just stay in D mode for the first 600 miles, or is it best to use all the gearbox modes but just take it easy?

  2. #2
    Super Moderator Running the engine in from new 670cc's Avatar
    Bike: NC700X, GL1800, KLX140G, CRF250L Rally, Ruckus 50
    Join Date
    Aug 2012
    Location
    USA
    Posts
    6,972
    Last edited by 670cc; 1st January 2014 at 11:21.
    Greg
    GWRRA Member
    AMA Life Member
    "Quarter Million Mile Club"

    NanCyX . . . . . . . . . . The 250

  3. #3
    Senior Member Jelly's Avatar
    Bike: NC750X DCT
    Join Date
    Dec 2013
    Location
    Kent, England
    Posts
    719
    Ah many thanks, I searched using as many different ways of phrasing it as I weren't sure what you guys would call it, breaking in, I didn't think of that one.

  4. #4
    Senior Member Griff's Avatar
    Bike: X-Adventure, Suzuki VStrom 1000ABS, 1989 Honda Dominator, CRF250L
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Location
    Wicklow Ireland
    Posts
    1,826
    The first bit of advice I would give you is do not do short journeys on it from first start up. Spin it freely and do not allow the engine to lug. I picked mine up at the shop and went straight out to the countryside where I promptly put 150kms on it before I brought it home. I used backroads so that the gearbox was used a lot. Steady cruising even at run in pace is a total no no.

  5. #5
    Senior Member Running the engine in from new wozza's Avatar
    Bike: Honda X-ADV
    Join Date
    Sep 2012
    Location
    Costa Del Morecambe, England
    Posts
    934
    It's a DCT, just ride it like 670cc recommends. The gears will sort themselves out and you can't over rev a DCT anyway.

  6. #6
    Member NCX19's Avatar
    Bike: 2019 nc750x. DCT
    Join Date
    Jul 2019
    Location
    vancouver island
    Posts
    36
    Its in the owners manual


    Edited to add ..... dealer suggested dino oil for first change, and wait for second before using synthetic to allow best break-in.
    My last BMW I remember this was their suggestion as well.
    Last edited by NCX19; 14th July 2019 at 11:44.

Similar Threads

  1. Running lights installation
    By Mikee3544 in forum Garage / Mechanical Help
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 20th February 2014, 10:32
  2. Thanks for Running Me Off the HOV
    By Naked_Duc in forum NC700 General Discussion
    Replies: 49
    Last Post: 29th June 2013, 07:01
  3. Rear running lights
    By captdirt in forum NC700 Mods
    Replies: 9
    Last Post: 16th May 2013, 14:03
  4. Do NC700X need running in or am in the wrong decade?
    By The Tourist in forum NC700 General Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 1st May 2013, 06:48
  5. "Running in" engine on new bike!!
    By Johnjoe6 in forum NC700 General Discussion
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 30th March 2013, 07:09

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •