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Old 02-18-2010, 02:43 PM   #1
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BEST BREAK-IN METHOD

So there are a lot of myths out there on how to break your bike in when you get. I would like to hear some real opinions on this.

Now depending on if its new or used also determines how to make sure you bike is sound.

This is my method.

If its new I ride it normally chill for a few weeks until all the crackling goes away when you turn off the bike. After that I go through all the bolts and make sure their all torqued to proper specs. After I have about 3000 miles being the salior that I am I do the submarine test.

Submarine test is done some where off major roads out in the country or on a closed track. I push it in every gear all the way to the max. If the bike is gonna break down I want to know then and not then when it really counts.

Mabye Im wrong in doing so but I like to know what machine can handle.

If its a used bike test the sht out off the brakes and I go through the clutch in every way possible because thats where I notice the most wear and tear. Also the sound of the motor is a good indication for me where it stands.

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Old 02-18-2010, 02:46 PM   #2
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Different bikes have different recommended ways of going about it. You only need to break it in if it's brand new. Usually it is only 600 miles. Afterwards re-torque everything and change the oil. It is recommended that you do not keep the bike at the same rpm for extended periods of time and do not go over 6k rpm. After that it should be good. I've done it this way with two new bikes and never had any problems.
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Hopefully anyone getting "New" bikes are getting them with 0 miles, because I have heard some stories of make ready techs and grease monkeys ringing the outta bikes on test rides.
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:52 PM   #6
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I did it by the book..

It runs just fine.
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Old 02-18-2010, 02:52 PM   #7
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I did it by the book..

It runs just fine.
I think the books way is the safest way to break in the engine, that doesnt mean its the best way to do it though. Does that make sense at all???
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Hopefully anyone getting "New" bikes are getting them with 0 miles, because I have heard some stories of make ready techs and grease monkeys ringing the outta bikes on test rides.

I wish there were more stories like this. If someone did that to your bike.............they were actually doing you a favor.
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why, is is better for performance/durablity to push it to the limit straight outta the crate?
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why, is is better for performance/durablity to push it to the limit straight outta the crate?
follow the link, homie. Follow the link.
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C R, I've broken in everything by the book...sort of. I don't feel there's a problem with exceeding a RPM limit if the engine is lightly loaded or building a bunch of cylinder pressure within the break in RPM confines.

On a motorcycle the sequential shift transmission and chain are also breaking in, as are the brake pads so a little mechanical sympathy is in order.

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I wonder what patrick has to say.?
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On the 2009 Ninja 500 we got it with 8 miles on it. Been following the recommend break in from the owners manual and its got 125 miles on it now. So, not riding it hard, but good enough to break a steady 4K RPMs.

On the VFR, got it with 32K miles on it and it is a LOT more forgiving in shifting and engine revs than the Ninja.
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Break it in like you stole it.
Wrd, topped out both bikes a few days after I got them. Never had any problems. Besides, if you just bought a brand new bike from the dealer, i want to make sure its going to work the way I expect it to.
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Wrd, topped out both bikes a few days after I got them. Never had any problems. Besides, if you just bought a brand new bike from the dealer, i want to make sure its going to work the way I expect it to.
A engine is broke in by the first 25 miles. Ride that like there is no tomorrow and if something happens, take it back to the shop.
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