Just like what was stated above. The break in period is for making sure things function as they should. Primarily you want the valves to seat properly for a longer life, as well as the cylinder and piston and rings wearing evenly. You want to change your oil and filter at the end of break in to remove any metal filings that may have shown up. Good luck and go easy on the throttle for a while, you'll be happy later if you do.Does it really make a difference "breaking it in?" I thought that was just a myth. What is actually happening inside the Viking that makes it run differently after you have been driving it for ~20 hours?
Very true, as i've always be taught, you need the engine to build up enough pressure to seat the piston rings in nicely and every other small working engine part.The thing about break ins you do have to be careful about is babying too much. Yes take it easy dont be running full throttle but dont nanny it everywhere.
Actually if you nanny it, your Viking will probably show some problems later on in its life. Its best to get a fair evaluation during break in. If you nanny it the Viking never gets near its peak mechanical stress, then sometime down the line you try and hoon the Viking a bit and becasue its never seen those stress levels it taps out...
I've seen it with cars and lots of motorcycles that were babied by a first owner, then the second owner thinks they have a perfect unmolested vehicle to thrash themselves only to find out no bueno!
55mph should be achievable with an ignition no problem IMO but I wouldn't say it would do a lot more without bolt on parts. It hits 50-51mph relatively easy so 55mph should be no trouble.Well, no doubt I am not going WOT all the time right now, just short bursts like everyone has said. We ride on the highway long distances to get from trail to trial here in WV. Hatfield McCoy trail system so far I have been trying not to get over 35-40mph, I am really after a faster MPH on the top end while WOT after my unit breaks in. Do you all think 55mph is possible?
Yeah expecting it to do 55mph is practical it's not like we're asking it to do 70mph.55mph should be achievable with an ignition no problem IMO but I wouldn't say it would do a lot more without bolt on parts. It hits 50-51mph relatively easy so 55mph should be no trouble.