The First 500 Miles (800 Kilometers)
The sound design, quality materials and workmanship that are built into your new Harley-Davidson gives you optimum performance right from the start.
To allow your engine to wear-in its critical parts, we recommend that you observe the riding rules for the first 800 km (500 mi).
  1. During the first 80 km (50 mi) of riding, keep the engine speed below 3000 rpm in any gear. Do not lug the engine by running or accelerating at low rpm, or by running at high rpm longer than needed for shifting or passing.
  2. Up to 800 km (500 mi), vary the engine speed and avoid operating at any steady engine speed for long periods. Engine speed up to 3500 rpm in any gear is permissible.
  3. Drive slowly and avoid fast starts at wide open throttle until the engine has warmed up.
  4. Avoid lugging the engine by not running the engine at low speeds in higher gears.
  5. Avoid hard braking. Break in new brakes with moderate use for the first 300 km (200 mi).