The First 500 Miles (800 Kilometers)
The sound design, quality materials and workmanship that are built into your new Harley-Davidson will give you optimum performance right from the start.
To allow your engine to seat in its critical parts, we recommend for the first 500 miles (800 kilometers), observe the riding rules provided below. Adherence to these recommendations will help to assure good future durability and performance.
  1. Riding the first 50 miles (80 kilometers), keep the engine speed below 4000 RPM in any gear. Do not lug the engine in higher gears by running or accelerating at very low RPM.
  2. Up to 500 miles (800 kilometers), avoid operating at any steady engine speed for long distances. Engine speed up to 5500 RPM in any gear is permissible.
  3. Avoid fast starts at wide open throttle and drive slowly until the engine has warmed up.