A warning to those looking to mod their motorized bicycles:

Most, if not all, of the hacks and mods featured on this site were made by individual hobbyists. If you are new to working with 2-stroke bicycle engines, please by aware that there's a possibility that a mod featured on this site could seriously damage your engine. Please don't try any mod from this or any other site unless you fully understand what you are doing. The owner of this blog will not be held responsible for both material and bodily damage caused by performing a modification featured on this blog. Also remember that opening up your engine may void your warranty!

Friday, November 4, 2011

Break-in secrets

This article on the Mototune USA website describes a somewhat controversial method of breaking in a new engine.  The manuals for our engines always tell us to start out with heavy oil(16:1) and break it in easy.  This idea is increasingly becoming mythical as many people seem to have better results breaking in an engine by using less oil and using less oil.  According to the writer, the most important period in the break-in period is the first 20 miles, and if it's not done right, the piston rings may not seal to their full potential.  I'm assuming I understand this correctly.

Read more about breaking in a new engine "properly"!

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