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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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I notice in the last week or so the bike passed the 16,000 km mark and it is now performing much better than before. There is now close to 18,000 kms on it.
The transmission is shifting much smoother. The fuel mileage has increased to 54-58 mpg (46-48 us mpg). And the bike is accelerating quicker and more torque for climbing hills.

I got the bike used last year with 11,000 km on it and I thought it was well broke in. Maybe the previous owner babied it too much to break it in properly.
What is the average time before Victory’s are broke in and you begin to see this kind of performance? I did think it was very poor performance wise but now it is much better.

I have owned several new pickup trucks and it tends to be between 40,000 – 50,000 kms before this happens.

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I build alot of drag race engines and after 3 or 4 thousands miles the engine bearings and rings are well seated andis as good as it will ever be. I own a 07 Jackpot with 8000 kms. on it and I assumed all moving parts are worn in, and is as good as it will ever be.

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I think it's hard to pinpoint when that exactly happens since most owners start upgrading their bike as soon as possible like new pipes air filter and remapping are some of the first ones to be done which brings the performance up considerably.

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In the Engine world we assume after all bearnings and rings are seated means all moving parts are now at the least resistance and less resistance means less energy to rotate the engine meaning maxinum hp. The same goes for the transmission. 99% of the break in happens in the first 5 to 6 hundred mies.

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I build alot of drag race engines and after 3 or 4 thousands miles the engine bearings and rings are well seated andis as good as it will ever be. I own a 07 Jackpot with 8000 kms. on it and I assumed all moving parts are worn in, and is as good as it will ever be.
The old hemi that I used to run wouldn't hang for 300 miles under hard dragging. Cast iron rings, etc. Of course, that was running stock class, weight and displacement (that should date me). I miss the old rummph, rummph, rummph of a 426.



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