Breaking in your new
Pit Bike/Dirt Bike or ATV
your motor oil before and after break in.
You can use standard 4 stroke 10w-40
motorcycle oil (non synthetic & no car oil &
do not run it with the oil that comes in
significantly on the correct way to break in
a bike. We will discuss the most common
method often called "heat cycling."
Heat cycling means you run the engine at low
idle for approximately 5 to 10 minutes.
After this time the engine will be right
below the normal operating temperature. Then
you turn the engine off and let the bike
cool down. Once the engine is cool, you turn
the bike on for another 10 minutes and then
shut it down again. Do this process for a
total of three to four times. DO NOT put the
bike in gear during the "heat cycling"
When you have
finished this process, run the bike at an
easy pace, shifting thru each gear, during
the 1st full tank of gas at 10-15 minute
intervals. Again, let the motor fully cool
down after each interval. After the first
tank of gas you should change the oil for
the second time.
Avoid putting excess stress on the engine
and avoid high RPM's for the first 4-8 hours
of run time.
Make regular oil changes from this point on
(every 20-30 hours or every 3 months,
whichever comes first).