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post #1 of 28 Old 01-31-2010, 08:36 PM Thread Starter
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New bike Break-in period

Hey guys/girls, I'm new to the sight and wondering if anyone can give me the real deal on breaking-in a new bike. Thanks for any help
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post #2 of 28 Old 01-31-2010, 08:49 PM
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You'll have to follow your heart on this one, but just for info there're about three currents:
_ Follow the break-in period as per the user manual.
_ Ride it as you usually ride, as if there's no necessary break-in.
_ Ride it as if you stole it.

I'm sure this won't help you much, and you'll have to choose the preferable break-in style for yourself.
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Bummer, I was looking for a little info on this myself
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I always heard break in was mainly for the rider's benefit (don't try anything aggressive until you've ridden a few thousands soft miles).

Friend is a riding fend & gets at least one new bike a year. He swears in changing the oil twice inside the first 500 miles. He also has his bikes delivered, so that he can redo the setup of the bike.

Dress for the slide & not the ride
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I plus one onerad10

It makes lot sense from guy that has built and rebuilt over 200 engines...

The attitude of my bike is worth the weight
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I would personally recommend do a oil change right away and its not true engine oil that comes with a new bike its storage oil. Use w/e you want then ride it however you want. I have been told this by the service manager at my local kawi dealer and this was after my break-in. Honestly if you can ride it per the manual you have wicked self control. I could how live with it until 500 kms then I just fucken gave it to her every once in a while. Main issue to is to vary the load.

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Mine went from the show room to the dyno. Then to the track.
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After I put a couple of heat cycles on the tires, I rode it like I stole it.

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i rode it softly but then there were times that i hit the rev limiter! ride the bike like how you are going to ride it normally!

BOOM!!! SHAKE AND BAKE
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