Run-In Procedure

Understanding and carrying out the correct Run-In Procedure for your motorcycle is extremely important.
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Maverick MV500

 

Please read the following tutorial and ensure that you fully understand all the requirements.  If anything is unclear or you are unsure of any requirement, please consult with you Hunter Dealer before operating your motorcycle.

 

350 & 400 ENGINES

During the initial Run-In Period of 500 Km:

  1. When starting your motorcycle, allow the engine to warm up for 2 minutes before riding.
  2. Do not exceed a maximum speed of 70Km/hr.
  3. Engine speed (RPM) should not exceed the mid-range (not exceeding around 5,000 RPM).
  4. Strictly avoid applying full or erratic throttling.
  5. Avoid hard throttling and placing the engine under heavy loads.
  6. When riding, increase you speed slowly and avoid laboring the engine.
  7. Shift gears smoothly and slowly and release the clutch smoothly and slowly when changing gears.
  8. If riding slowly or traveling up an incline, select the appropriate lower gear to ensure that the engine is not laboring.
  9. Regularly vary your speed, working smoothly up and down through the gears. Do not travel for long periods or distances at a constant speed or constantly in one gear.
  10. Avoid running the engine (for extended periods) while the motorcycles is not moving forwards (other than the initial Start Warm-Up Period).
  11. Do not carry heavy loads and avoid carrying passengers.
  12. Ensure that your motorcycle is returned to your Hunter Dealer for its first Schedule Routine Maintenance when your Odometer reading is between 450 to 500 Km.

During the Run-In Period of 500 to 1,000 Km:
Follow the same procedure as the initial Run-In period however you may now:

  1. You may increase your maximum speed to 90 Km/ hr.
  2. You may increase the maximum engine speed (RPM) to slightly above mid-range (not exceeding around 6,000 RPM).
  3. You may now carry a passenger but still avoid excessively heavy loads.
  4. Ensure that your motorcycle is returned to your Hunter Dealer for its second Schedule Routine Maintenance when your Odometer reading is between 950 to 1,000 Km.

During the Run-In Period of 1,000 to 1,500 Km:
Follow the same procedure as the 500 to 1,000 Km Run-In period however you may now:

  1. You may increase your maximum speed to the 110 Km/ hr.
  2. You may increase the engine speed slightly (to around 7,000 RPM).
  3. You may now begin to apply harder acceleration and engine loads however, you should still avoid full throttle and overly laboring the engine.
  4. Ensure that your motorcycle is returned to your Hunter Dealer for its third Schedule Routine Maintenance when your Odometer reading is between 1,450 to 1,500 Km.

After 1,500 Km:

  1. You may now operate the motorcycle at its full capacity however, you should always avoid excessive hard or erratic throttling, excessive RPM and placing the engine under excessive loads.
  2. Ensure that your motorcycle is returned to your Hunter Dealer for its forth Schedule Routine Maintenance when your Odometer reading is between 2,950 to 3,000 Km and for each Scheduled Routine Maintenance every 3,000 Km thereafter in accordance with the schedule shown on your Warranty and Service Card.

 

500 ENGINE

During the initial Run-In Period of 500 Km:

  1. When starting your motorcycle, allow the engine to warm up for 2 minutes before riding.
  2. Do not exceed a maximum speed of 80Km/hr.
  3. Engine speed should not exceed 4,000 RPM.
  4. Strictly avoid applying full or erratic throttling.
  5. Avoid hard throttling and placing the engine under heavy loads.
  6. When riding, increase you speed slowly and avoid laboring the engine.
  7. Shift gears smoothly and slowly and release the clutch smoothly and slowly when changing gears.
  8. If riding slowly or traveling up an incline, select the appropriate lower gear to ensure that the engine is not laboring.
  9. Regularly vary your speed, working smoothly up and down through the gears. Do not travel for long periods or distances at a constant speed or constantly in one gear.
  10. Avoid running the engine (for extended periods) while the motorcycles is not moving forwards (other than the initial Start Warm-Up Period).
  11. Do not carry heavy loads and avoid carrying passengers.
  12. Ensure that your motorcycle is returned to your Hunter Dealer for its first Schedule Routine Maintenance when your Odometer reading is between 450 to 500 Km.

During the Run-In Period of 500 to 1,000 Km:
Follow the same procedure as the initial Run-In period however you may now:

  1. Do not exceed a maximum speed of 90Km/hr.
  2. Engine speed should not exceed 5,000 RPM.
  3. You may now carry a passenger but still avoid excessively heavy loads.
  4. Ensure that your motorcycle is returned to your Hunter Dealer for its second Schedule Routine Maintenance when your Odometer reading is between 950 to 1,000 Km.

During the Run-In Period of 1,000 to 1,500 Km:
Follow the same procedure as the 500 to 1,000 Km Run-In period however you may now:

  1. You may increase your maximum speed to the 110 Km/ hr.
  2. You may increase the engine speed to maximum 6,000 RPM.
  3. You may now begin to apply harder acceleration and engine loads however, you should still avoid full throttle and overly laboring the engine.
  4. Ensure that your motorcycle is returned to your Hunter Dealer for its third Schedule Routine Maintenance when your Odometer reading is between 1,450 to 1,500 Km.

After 1,500 Km:

  1. You may now operate the motorcycle at its full capacity however, you should always avoid excessive hard or erratic throttling, excessive RPM and placing the engine under excessive loads.
  2. Ensure that your motorcycle is returned to your Hunter Dealer for its forth Schedule Routine Maintenance when your Odometer reading is between 2,950 to 3,000 Km and for each Scheduled Routine Maintenance every 3,000 Km thereafter in accordance with the schedule shown on your Warranty and Service Card.

 

 

NOTE : Adhering to the proper run-in procedure will help ensure optimum service life and performance of the engine. Failure to comply with the correct Run-In procedure could result in serious damage to your motorcycle and could result in your motorcycle’s warranty being deemed null and void. Again, if anything is unclear or you are unsure of any Run-In Period requirement, please consult with you Hunter Dealer.