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Re: Smokin somethin

You write:
>Guess what - this thinking is BULLSH*T! Pure, unadulterated, 100% BS. And

>I used to teach at American Motorcycle Institute in Daytona Beach back then,
>and I assure you, if any of my students had tried to break in a BMW (or
>anything else) in that manner, I would have taken them out and shot them.
I respectfully submit that you read the article, though I summed the
procedure up in one sentence, I assure you, the method was as described
("bottom end and valve mechanisms pre-lubed normally, top end assembled dry
except for a single drop of oil on each piston skirt.  The engine is started
and instantly brought to half of redline rpm and held there for 30seconds.
 This produced a good break-in and a strong engine every time.  In effect, he
was having to get rid of the oil to get a good break-in.").  Page 16 of Cycle
World, May 1997.  Now, one might find your ranting, fuming and while you were
running the classes at the Motorcycle Institute, tempered by the source of
that particular method of break-in.  Udo Gietl was THE builder of motorcycle
race engines for BMW America importer Butler & Smith. HE had the multiple
engines fail the break-in on the dyno and the track. HIS method was as
described in the article.  Given his guru status, not sure ANYONE has the
credentials to call him dumb, or any of his methods unadulterated BS.  

Read the article, it addresses your blood pressure well, and has sound
engineering principles.  I personally would have had the same reaction as you
initially Mike, I posted this article because of it's sound presentation of
addressing the same points you fired in your rebuttal.  

At your newstand now

All toys bedded the "traditional" way