Originally Posted by fourmonks
Looking forward to reading and sharing. She's brand new and I'm just about to run her in... I've had lots of advice on that varying from "do it by book" to "scrub the brakes/tyres and then thrash it". Any thoughts
History of bikes: C90 (
- it was my parents, honest), CB125, CX500, ZZR600, GSXR750, VFR800, ZX9R and now the black beast.
The topic of break in is never agreed on.
Never fails that someone will say "Are you a motorcycle engineer? No, then listen to the experts and follwo the manual.
I have read a lot about this a listened to many opinions.
I did it by the book on a 99 Hayabusa and an 03 Gixxer. Both bikes were trouble free but pulled relatively low numbers on the Dyno. Relatively low compared to others on the same dyno that is, but still strong motors.
My ZX 10 06, I broke in much quicker and harder.
This what I did this time
Always make sure you Let it warm up!
I started doing pulls up to about 8,000rpm letting the motor breaking oull the engine speed back down. Never letting the engine sit at the same rpm for very long. Just loading and unloading the valves.
At 100 miles - Fresh oil and filter
For the next 200 miles I increased the rpms hitting red line a couple times, always letting the motor slow the bike back down.
At 300 Miles Fresh oil again
600 Miles the check up and oil change at my local shop.
Done with the break-in
However for the next 1000 miles still very careful with warm up, and still taking some opportunities to load and unload the valves.
The next decision is how long to wait for full synthetic. I did mine at 1200, most say that is too soon.
Check out the search button for more opinions on both subjects.
This bike has the strongest motor I have ever owned. May not have anything to do with the break in, we'll never know.
No way will you get a consensus on this topic, so at the end of the day it's your bike and your decision.