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Old 10-28-2010, 06:48 PM   #1
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how many miles does it take to break in an engine on a sportbike? About a year ago I became obsessed with learning how to wheelie my zzr 600. I could clutch it up in first, but could not get it to power wheelie without scooting all the way back on the seat, let off and then nail the throttle, and yank the out of the handle bars. I now have about 7000 miles on it (2000 miles later) and was going to work today. I am doing about 20mph when I crisply hit the throttle in first and the front came up a little. Intrigued, I nail it and the front popped up with no problem. I could have looped it without a problem. I haven't done any modifications since my last wheelie attemps, so where the did the extra torque come from?.
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Old 10-28-2010, 06:51 PM   #2
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I would like to say maybe the cooler weather helped your motor breathe a bit better this morning... Kind of like a cold air intake type of thing. But it might just be all in your head, maybe you just did something different today.
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I would like to say maybe the cooler weather helped your motor breathe a bit better this morning... Kind of like a cold air intake type of thing. But it might just be all in your head, maybe you just did something different today.
I am not sure about the cooler whether being a factor. I drove to work at 530 pm.
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I don't think I ever power wheelied on mine, I had to clutch it up in first to get it to come up, went -1 in the front after a while and definately easier.
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I don't think I ever power wheelied on mine, I had to clutch it up in first to get it to come up, went -1 in the front after a while and definately easier.
how many miles did you have on it before you went down a tooth?
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Old 10-28-2010, 07:52 PM   #6
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maybe you are just more confident with the throttle now and your just hammering it open more?
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:12 PM   #7
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how many miles did you have on it before you went down a tooth?
I'm not sure exactly, when I sold it it had 16,000. I would guess maybe around 12k or so. Your bike is already broken in if thats what you're trying to find out.
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I could wheelie my zzr600 in first- Power and clutch. I think maybe your gettin a little more aggresive with it. At first you were backing off but now sayin F*ck it and ripping on it. Thats what I did
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I could wheelie my zzr600 in first- Power and clutch. I think maybe your gettin a little more aggresive with it. At first you were backing off but now sayin F*ck it and ripping on it. Thats what I did
I remember your wheelies in the hooters parking lot when we both still had a zzr.
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Yeah, I believe I just learned them then. It was soooo exciting lol
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Old 10-28-2010, 08:23 PM   #11
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I could wheelie my zzr600 in first- Power and clutch. I think maybe your gettin a little more aggresive with it. At first you were backing off but now sayin F*ck it and ripping on it. Thats what I did
I guess your right. I know Bluewave18 had one as well that got looped by one of his friends on accident.
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I'm not sure exactly, when I sold it it had 16,000. I would guess maybe around 12k or so. Your bike is already broken in if thats what you're trying to find out.
thanks, my real question was at what point mileage wise is th bike completely broken in
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Yeoljb powered mine up to the point of loopin it out. No clutch all throttle. He is around 270 too.
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compressing and de-compressing the front shock will cause this. it's called bouncing it up.
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