how long can you ride?

rozenaetr

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Hi, folks!

I'm planning on using my bike for commuting back and forth, once a week or so, between Gallup, NM and Fort Defiance, AZ--roughly 30 miles each way.

I just got my new motor and wanted to make sure I break it in fairly easily.

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with their bikes overheating or pushing them too far too soon? My real question is whether there is a time limit on riding before you might need to kill the motor and let it cool down?

Thanks in advance for all answers. I also apologize if this question has been asked before.
 


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I think you'll find u quit before the engine.
30 miles each way is not excessive for either a 2 or 4 stroke that's been run-in.
Don't overdo it with speed & remember routine maintenence..........have a good seat.
 

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that would be the key question ???

It would be a great help if we knew what type of engine you have and drive train.
thinking that the Happy Time engines may need a little more break in time

it's the good old standard when breaking in engines
throttle between off -- idle -- 1/3 to 3/4 taking time to cool off when new

someTHING like that -- many variations

have fun when you ride that THING
 
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cooling down, etc.

Zev0: I just got one of those 48 cc HT kits with the chain and sprocket (40 tooth currently).

Mountainman: The guy I bought my kit recommended I need to run it no more than 30 minutes before letting it cool off. This is during the first tank or so. Is that what you mean? How long does an engine take to cool off? (I imagine this might vary with the weather and other factors.)

fetor56: does run-in mean broken-in?

Thanks for all the other replies as well. I'll look into a comfortable seat.
 

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that was good advice

Mountainman: The guy I bought my kit recommended I need to run it no more than 30 minutes before letting it cool off.
good advice
after running varying speeds slowly between 1/3 to 2/3
I when they are new -- shut down and cool off after 15 to 30 min ride time
cool of time ?? 10 to 20 min ??

then hop on again and ride that thing
 

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after break-in?

Mountainman: After break-in, do you know there is a limit to the amount of time you can ride before you'll need to let it cool down?
 

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kind of like when a person get's a heat stroke ???

Mountainman: After break-in, do you know there is a limit to the amount of time you can ride before you'll need to let it cool down?
hey there rozen

I am under the impression that once any (good running engine) is broken in

they should be able to run all day and night long

but -- have noticed in the past -- mainly with two strokes
while riding in the (real heat) desert in summer
sometimes one might feel the engine slow down a little
not good -- time for cool off period
kind of like when a person get's a heat stroke
give them a rest in the cool shade -- if some can be found

then in a while -- get back on and ride that thing
 
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