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absolutdm said:
I think it's better to have stress on the engine. So I'm going to go with an uneducated, "no".
Elevate yourself to the ranks of the "edumacated" because your 100% right.

Bluestone, you need to have a load on the rings to break them in properly. Just running it on a stand won't generate enough pressure in the cylinders.

Save it for a nice day and plan on a set of boutique coffee shop stops. You want the first half dozen runs to be about 6 to 8 miles with a full cool down for about an hour in between. The first few runs is all about heat cycleing the metal to relieve any machining stresses. After that just use it but don't abuse it. No full throttle for the first 1000 km but graduated short bursts starting at 1/3, moving quickly up to 1/2 at about 400 km and then up to 3/4 over the rest of the period is good practice. And the rpms can move from peaks of 5000 to 9000 over the same period. Then after the valves are done at the first big service you can spank that puppy.

This is a bit more aggressive than the manual suggests but well in line with normally accepted practice.

And besides, we don't want it popping out through the garage wall like Quasi suggested now, do we?
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