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post #1 of 9 Old 07-22-2006, 07:02 AM Thread Starter
 
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RPM rule Based on Miles??

Ok I have 450miles on my 2005 ZX10R that I purchased two months ago. Do I still have to keep the bike under 6000 rpm as kawasaki recommends?? If I don't am i gonna ruin the engine? Never owned a brand new bike before. Anyone have any insight?
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You're likely to ruin your shorts, if not your engine, when you take it above 6k for the first time! There are many different opinions on this subject, but the key question you may want to ask yourself is--what break-in behavior will keep my warranty intact?

Hey, where are you in Varmint? I used to live in central VT, and loved the run up route 100 and over the mountains to the western side of the state. As well as just about every other paved road in central Vermont. Jeezum crow there's a lot of great riding up there! Most of the mountain-pass runs can totally be enjoyed without wringing the bike's neck, so maybe you can view the break-in period as an opportunity to work on braking, corner entry, and other soft riding skills without the distraction of what lies beyond the 6000 rpm Forbidden Zone. And trust me, it is a serious distraction.

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I'm a surgical resident at FAHC. There are alot of nice roads in VT. I was just up around stowe, and unfortunately was going around a tight curve, very slow I might add, and my front tire just gave out. Luckily, I only had minor scratches to the left side of my bike, but I think I'll have to replace the fairings on that side. These back roads can be nice but also dangerous.
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I'm a surgical resident at FAHC. There are alot of nice roads in VT. I was just up around stowe, and unfortunately was going around a tight curve, very slow I might add, and my front tire just gave out. Luckily, I only had minor scratches to the left side of my bike, but I think I'll have to replace the fairings on that side. These back roads can be nice but also dangerous.
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Jeez--sorry you got up close and personal with the pavement. Since you said it was a slow incident, and you didn't mention any damage to yourself, I'm presuming you're okay--good! I'm assuming you still have the stock rubber mounted, given the miles and the break-in status of your bike. If you haven't discovered this already, there are many posts/threads deservedly maligning the OEM tires. While the options for replacement are many, replacing the stock tires with some more sporting tackle, ASAP, really is quite necessary. The stock tires' feel, and traction, near the limit is suspect at best.

Don't be discouraged by the VT roads--there are some really great ones up there! When I lived in South Burlington a few years ago, I'd routinely head down Rte. 116 to Rte. 17 and ride over the mountains--great curves, great overlook on the top, and all-in-all a great little ride for when you don't have a huge amount of time. Routes 73 and 125 are also a great time, if you want to extend the ride. I never rode too much in the Kingdom, so I don't have any good sugestions there--but I'm sure good riding roads must be there. Perhaps a little exploration is in order!

Now, quit crashing!

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