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 Post subject: Re: Running in
PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 5:23 pm 
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Didn't know that about Boxers. I'm a bit anal about checking oil, and my 2018 R1200RS, which I've just done the 12k miles service on, hasn't used a drop, and it's been flat out all over Europe chasing Ducatis lOl

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 Post subject: Re: Running in
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Adam wrote:
Didn't know that about Boxers. I'm a bit anal about checking oil, and my 2018 R1200RS, which I've just done the 12k miles service on, hasn't used a drop, and it's been flat out all over Europe chasing Ducatis lOl


My new Scrambler uses oil, as does the RT1150(21K now), the only one that doesn`t is the GS1100 and that has done nearly 40K now, doesn`t use a drop.


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 Post subject: Re: Running in
PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:27 pm 
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Adam wrote:
Didn't know that about Boxers. I'm a bit anal about checking oil, and my 2018 R1200RS, which I've just done the 12k miles service on, hasn't used a drop, and it's been flat out all over Europe chasing Ducatis lOl

I like the RS. I'd have owned one by now as a ST with hard cases but truthfully what kept me from buying was the lack of telelever front end.

Out of any bike I've owned since 1986, the R1100S I had was the most confidence inspiring front end in the corners (with Ohlins shocks on both ends of course and the short torque arm in the rear)and I'd ground through a couple sets of valve covers We could debate front end feel all day, but I could feel it easily (unlike all the moto-journalist who only spent an afternoon on one) and I didn't need to equate fork dive to grip because there is an obvious difference. I was sad when the telelever went away on the R bikes (excepting the GS).

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 Post subject: Re: Running in
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Adam wrote:
Didn't know that about Boxers. I'm a bit anal about checking oil, and my 2018 R1200RS, which I've just done the 12k miles service on, hasn't used a drop, and it's been flat out all over Europe chasing Ducatis lOl


My new Scrambler uses oil, as does the RT1150(21K now), the only one that doesn`t is the GS1100 and that has done nearly 40K now, doesn`t use a drop.

Yeah, the 1100/1150 and early 1200 bikes took about 10k to stop burning oil. It was slow usage and not enough to foul the O2 sensor. My experience with Boxers the past 5 years is nil.

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 Post subject: Re: Running in
PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:56 pm 
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Is this a running in thread, or an oil thread, or a flat twin thread? lOl

What always amazes me is how different the same model of engine can feel depending on how it has been run by the user. Every Buell l ride feels the same, but different! ;)
I remember how my Buell felt odd after letting a previous girlfriend ride it, while l had to put up with her similar mileage, but more rattled CBR600. Different oils also feel different.

My Clio car for instance was used intermittently by an old couple with a dog, and it wouldn’t rev out happily when l bought it with 53k on the clock. I effectively ran it in again over 10k and some sacrificial changes of semi synth oils. 40k later it is a very different engine and runs on fully synthetic. Oil consumption has reduced, but l do add a small fraction of Wynn’s additive. You notice how synth seems to get up to operating temperature quickly and remains more stable.

I treat my XB quite differently running since new on ‘good ol’ Harley mineral with religious warming up routines. I worry though that the oil is not as good as it once was and wonder if l should change to something like Morris Oils Special V-Twin 20-50 given that the motor is not so new now? New rings are good, but they don’t make a 15 year old engine new! :?


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 Post subject: Re: Running in
PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 2:30 am 
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Anyway, what tyres do you recommend?

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 Post subject: Re: Running in
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Black ones work for me...

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 Post subject: Re: Running in
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conquistador wrote:
Black ones work for me...

:yt: round ones , and at times less tread = more grip

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New ones lOl lOl

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 Post subject: Re: Running in
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should we use tyre blankets/ warmers or not ? :eat:

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 Post subject: Re: Running in
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While delivering in ‘Landan Tan’ l see quite a few of the fashionable MT07s fitted with Pilot Road 5s and they get good reviews. Anyone on here tried them yet? ;)


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Have them on an S3 and they are superb. My first choice of replacement tyre.


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Have them on an S3 and they are superb. My first choice of replacement tyre.



Thanks for the report. They’ll be top of the list for my next change. ;)


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 Post subject: Re: Running in
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Well that's the ST run in and ready for it's service on Friday. And of course Triumph have closed for at least the next three weeks. Bugger :cry:

Spitfire won't get used as there's too much salt. Neither will the Buell's as they're too loved (not by me) so it'll Magz' KTM390 Duke then :D

Not sure if I'm being irresponsible by using a bike. Maybe I should drive to reduce the risk of crashing and burdening the NHS - I need to go to work as I'm a Key Worker (I know, right :rotfl: ) but I'll enjoy the bike more. I'm certainly not using public transport having seen the images of the over crowding.

This is not how I imagined the end of the world - I was thinking more gunfire and explosions with maybe some zombies thrown in or at least some aliens. Bugger :cry:

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 Post subject: Re: Running in
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:rotfl: be carefull what you wish for
especially if Magz finds out your using her bike in the salt :shock: :couch:

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