I may or may not be overthinking. I'm new to motorcycles and I bought a new motorcycle. Here's the full thing:
So we don't have a showroom in my city. So someone I knew rode it personally to deliver it to me. I was with him as a pillion.
The motorcycle is 110 cc and at some points he rode at the speed of 62 kmph. The max speed of this motorcycle is 87 kmph. We never tried to go near max speed anyway.
It's NOT like he always rode at 62 kmph. I would say average speed was around 40 kmph. We rode 40 Kms in 1 hour and reached home without any problems. The rider is very experienced with low cc commute motorcycles.
Now, I came across some questions and answers on Quora which say you should ride a new motorcycle like this at slow speed... for first 1000 Kms.
They gave example that if it's less than 150 cc motorcycle, ride at around 40 kmph max.
But as you know, at some points we rode it at 62 kmph.
Then I checked my owner's manual and it doesn't mention anything specific speed limit. It just says:
Running-in Period During the first 500 km (300 miles) of running, follow these guidelines to ensure your vehicle’s future reliability and performance
- Avoid full-throttle starts and rapid acceleration.
- Avoid hard braking and rapid down-shifts.
- Ride conservatively.
I can surely say that the rider didn't do the max speed and didn't do high speed instant braking. But I'm a bit disappointed as we rode it at 62 Kmps for a few Kms.
Then someone told me that if you're worried so much, you should change the oil as it will remove the dissolved or wear and tear "impurities".
But again, I'm not sure if it's really necessary before 500 Kms for this commuter motorcycle. I'm not sure if it was really a big issue or I'm just overthinking.
So given all that, can this slight "overspeed" during my first 40 Kilometers ride cause future performance issues with engine? If yes, should I change engine oil to avoid that possibility?