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View Poll Results: How will you break in your new XP1000?
I will drive slow and break it in following the Polaris manual. 38 23.31%
I will drive slow for a while, but lose patience and then floor it. 59 36.20%
I will drive it hard right from the start. 66 40.49%
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Break in your new XP1000 or drive it hard?

So who is going to follow the Polaris break in procedure and drive slow?
A lot of people believe in the "motoman" method, where you drive it hard to set the rings: Break In Secrets--How To Break In New Motorcycle and Car Engines For More Power

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Re: Break in your new XP1000 or drive it hard?

I plan on breaking mine in hard, someday!

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Old August 18th, 2013, 07:50 PM
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Re: Break in your new XP1000 or drive it hard?

Quote: Originally Posted by Tuf-Skin View Post
So who is going to follow the Polaris break in procedure and drive slow?
A lot of people believe in the "motoman" method, where you drive it hard to set the rings: Break In Secrets--How To Break In New Motorcycle and Car Engines For More Power

Well if I get mine in time, I will be breaking it in on a 2 day trip coming up. I figure I would take it easy the first day( no full throttle, high speed) I figure over 3 hours will be put on it the first day. I personally would like to change the oil after the first 3 hours but that's just me.
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Re: Break in your new XP1000 or drive it hard?

I'll do the same thing I've done for MX motors for 30 years and competition jet ski engines for the last 8 years, go easy till it reaches operating temp, then vary the throttle closed to 1/2 for 15 minutes, closed to 3/4 for 15 minutes, closed to WFO for 15 minutes and then call it good!!!

I firmly believe in creating a good wear groove in the cylinders as high as I can as fast as I can! If you cheese around for 100 miles, you have already created a groove too low in the cylinders IMO.
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Re: Break in your new XP1000 or drive it hard?

Worked great before computers recorded your data, now its just a reason for PoPo to void a claim.
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Re: Break in your new XP1000 or drive it hard?

Just like breaking in a new rifle,, heating and cooling off cycles and use it easy for a spell.
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Re: Break in your new XP1000 or drive it hard?

It can rest in the trailer on the way home, ride it like you intend to use it.
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Re: Break in your new XP1000 or drive it hard?

Quote: Originally Posted by Tuf-Skin View Post
So who is going to follow the Polaris break in procedure and drive slow?
A lot of people believe in the "motoman" method, where you drive it hard to set the rings: Break In Secrets--How To Break In New Motorcycle and Car Engines For More Power

What a great site regarding engine break-in. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Break in your new XP1000 or drive it hard?

Just like a broke in my bb stroker yfz motor I built, let it idle from the back yard to the front for it to warm up, point it down the blacktop and ream it out. Its still running strong 4 years later.
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Re: Break in your new XP1000 or drive it hard?

Quote: Originally Posted by Txjole View Post
Worked great before computers recorded your data, now its just a reason for PoPo to void a claim.
Im told that computer also has a direct link to the local law enforcement and with GPS tracking capability it will contact the authorities when you exceed or break any speed limits lol
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Re: Break in your new XP1000 or drive it hard?

I followed my break in on my 800 to a t and it still had major problems so now I just ride everything like I stole it cause if its gonna break I may aswell be having fun while it breaks
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Re: Break in your new XP1000 or drive it hard?

If PoPo says anything about running hard u can always say u were just trying to keep up with the pack, that's why it stayed on the floor.
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Re: Break in your new XP1000 or drive it hard?

I'll give it a break for a few minutes or maybe a heat and cool cycle, mainly to minimize damage in case there is a manufacturing error that causes it to let go but otherwise I'll abuse it afterward pretty quickly. I am used to taking drag race engines across the dyno the first day.....
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Re: Break in your new XP1000 or drive it hard?

I'm in the process of breaking in my new 900 and I'm reading all these different opinions. I read motomans process and he says and i quote

"NO SYNTHETIC OIL !!
Use Valvoline, Halvoline, or similar 10 w 40 Petroleum Car Oil for at least
2 full days of hard racing or 1,500 miles of street riding / driving.
After that use your favorite brand of oil.

My question is does Polaris use a break in oil?? If NOT you might want to rethink how you break in you machine.

I'm going slow and easy but I'm changing the Oil and Filter at 20 Hrs (probably should have done it sooner). Have fun -ride hard- stay safe.
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Re: Break in your new XP1000 or drive it hard?

Quote: Originally Posted by GIL View Post
I'll do the same thing I've done for MX motors for 30 years and competition jet ski engines for the last 8 years, go easy till it reaches operating temp, then vary the throttle closed to 1/2 for 15 minutes, closed to 3/4 for 15 minutes, closed to WFO for 15 minutes and then call it good!!!

I firmly believe in creating a good wear groove in the cylinders as high as I can as fast as I can! If you cheese around for 100 miles, you have already created a groove too low in the cylinders IMO.
X2! Same thing Mercury recomends us factory guys to do with our 340HP outboard race engines.

And I drop the oil at 2-4 hours then again 8 - 12 hours later. Don't beleive the filter picks up everything before it does damage. It has to circulate for the filter to catch it IMHO
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