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Old 11-17-2004, 12:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The user guide says "From a distance reading of 2000 km (approx. 1250 miles) onwards, engine and road speeds can be gradually increased".

But how gradual should the change be? Is it OK now to hit 5500 rpms every 5 minutes without shortening the engine life? Or would it be a safer bet to remain below 5000 rpm or so for another 2000 km? What's your take on this? Thanks in advance.
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