How To Break In Your ATV's Engine + Video

Lucas Cooney
by Lucas Cooney
Yamaha Raptor 700R Engine Break In

The first thing most of us want to do when we take home a new ATV is squeeze the throttle and start going fast. While that is a good way to get your adrenaline fix, it’s not the best thing for your ATV’s engine.

To help consumers get the most out of their machines, Yamaha is putting together a series of Sport ATV tech tip videos. The first video, which you can see below, smartly tackles the dos and don’ts of breaking in a new engine.

While this video focuses on the Yamaha Raptor 700R, all ATVs share the same principal: start off with less throttle and stress on the engine and gradually build up over time. Consult your owner’s manual to for specific instructions.

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Lucas Cooney
Lucas Cooney

I have been working exclusively in digital media since 1997. I started out with, spending nearly nine years creating and editing content on Canada's leading sports website. I left to join VerticalScope, Inc., one of the world's largest online publishers, to start a number of powersports publications. While at VerticalScope, I've helped create and oversee content for a wide variety of different publications, including,,,,, and many more.

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