Marco Navarro asks on our Facebook page about break in oil, with attention paid to powersports engines. Thanks for the question, Marco. Let’s get to it. Maintaining an engine is a constant fight against wear.
A 10-mile trudge down gravel roads more trafficked by mosquitoes than people. That’s the situation I faced after dumping my Honda 350 motorcycle on a patch of loose gravel. Back then (the mid 1990s), cell phones were a luxury, especially deep in the woods of northern Minnesota where I lived.
Though many motorcycle owners don’t realize it, their bikes may be equipped with electronics that detect engine knock. When the computer adjusts ignition timing to eliminate knock, performance suffers.