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The wine/whistle is there at all RPMs, give it the beans and it ROARs. But I'm not allowed to do that yet. (1500kms to go)

 

Little trick of the trade. Rag the gonads off of the bike. The engine will run in better and will also give you better fuel economy & power :)

 

I ran my new YBR in for about 500 miles before someone suggested ragging it to me... After about a week of full throttle acceleration, the bike was so much nippier and it generally sounded smoother.

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I'll give it the odd squirt, but I'm familiar with best engine run-in practices. Put load on the engine, don't sit at one RPM for too long, and don't redline it. :)

 

Progressively give it more and more as you go, just make sure it's warmed up. 110bhp is plenty power, so +/- 5 isn't going to be a big issue.

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I'm scared of bikes too, but that doesn't mean I don't like them. I think that if I ride one, I'll just go much faster and kill myself even harder than I would if I crashed with a car :hmmm:

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I expect to see a Dimma kit on it by the end of the year. ;)

 

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Finally got round to sorting the O/S/F wing on the coffee...

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Not as bad as i expected, with about 85% of it being surface rust and the rest is nothing that filler can't solve.

Still, slow progress to be made yet.

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I expect to see a Dimma kit on it by the end of the year. ;)

 

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Finally got round to sorting the O/S/F wing on the coffee...

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Not as bad as i expected, with about 85% of it being surface rust and the rest is nothing that filler can't solve.

Still, slow progress to be made yet.

 

The WRC kit is pretty awesome...

 

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Could steal my dad's OZs. :lol:

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Nice one. I ended a long-ish trip on Saturday on exactly 88,000km in the Golf.

 

How long have you had it for?

 

We bought it in July 2009 (one year after the LCI 3 Series went into production) with circa twelve thousand kilometres as a certified pre-owned vehicle so that's 88k in 6 years - four thousands are mine. :)

 

So far this is the list of issues we had in chronological order if anyone's interested (which I doubt):

  • headlight washer system leaking - plugged it out (it just makes a lot of mess on the front end anyway)
  • adaptive light sensor failure 2x - repair didn't help, needed a new item
  • driver's seat heating not working - since December 2014, it's an expensive repair and haven't done anything with it yet
  • passenger's adjustable side bolsters not working - since December 2014, again an expensive repair but isn't as annoying
  • timing chain - typical N47D20 problem, 100k is usually when the chain snaps so this needs to be done ASAP

 

Otherwise nothing. *knock knock knock*

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Had it since August 2010 with just under 6,000kms. First 2 years I drove a lot of A- and B-roads for pleasure and racked them all up that way. Have done a few long work trips and a holiday interstate, which included an all-day spirited drive on deserted mountain roads. Haven't had any proper failures, just mainly software updates to tweak/improve things.

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