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Old 10-31-2010, 08:12 AM   #1
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Wats the deal with breakin's?

Just got a new 6 and I saw that for the first 500 miles I can't do more than 4k rmp that's like fn 45 mph !!!! WTF, do you know how long that's gonna take??

Is this really truly necessary

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Old 10-31-2010, 08:17 AM   #2
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Looks like you need to get off your and ride your bike more..... 500 miles is easy to get

as for the break in... I would just be eAsy on the bike..
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:19 AM   #3
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:20 AM   #4
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Noo, there's couple diff opinions on this subject, start off riding as you would normally, or do the break in and ride the out of it..
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I wouldn't listen to it. I have 32,000 miles on my 6R and broke it in hard. Never had a single problem.
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:49 AM   #6
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:51 AM   #7
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break it in like your going to ride it. Warm it up, then go bash the out of it.
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Old 10-31-2010, 08:53 AM   #8
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You can go over those RPM recommendations occasionally. Just don't peg it above the break-in recommendations constantly. If you were really concerned about the break in you could easily get that 500 miles over a single weekend.

There indeed some debate over whether factory or accelerated break-in is best. I always err on the side of caution and follow factory break in recommendations.
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Yup think I need to just get off my and drive slow homie ...but it's paining me

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Old 10-31-2010, 12:17 PM   #12
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Break in period is not necessary. Just don't go the same speed for an extended period of time. You should see the road tests they do on every Ferrari as it comes off the production line!
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Old 10-31-2010, 12:31 PM   #13
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I've seen bikes and cars w damages from abusive riders off the showroom floor.

Its not common but it does happen. Spun bearings or broken rings causing a rough idle/oil consumption. Often overlooked by most customers until it gets severe a few thousand miles down the road.

That's all I'll say on the matter, other then if a manufactorer built the bike may be wise to follow their recommendations.
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Old 10-31-2010, 02:04 PM   #14
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Old 10-31-2010, 03:11 PM   #15
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Man, I bought my last bike in Chicago, brand new. I drove it home over 2 days and broke it in according to the book. Never took it over 70 mph until I got to Houston. Was heading down 288 south to Lake Jackson doing about 90 when a car got in behind me. I thought he was being a smart so I opened that puppy up. Went up to about 145 in a heart beat and was leaving the guy behind when all of a sudden his lights in his grill came on. Texas Tobacco and Alcohol pulled me over and gave me a ticket for doing 75 in a 55. Now you would think I was cool about that but no. You see, when I had left the year before to China for work the speed limit was 70+ on that road. So that ticket me off, the TA cop me off and my break in experience me off. Anyways, its up to you and it all depends on who made your bike. Me? If I owned a bike I would have no problem truncating my breakin. On a brit bike, you sure better. Them brits have a hard time making fish and chips without a book, you know they need a computer to just change a headlight. LOL
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:40 AM   #17
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I'm a firm believer in this. Sadly, its only infrequently that I purchase a brand new vehicle so I'm at the mercy of whatever the who owned a vehicle before me chose.
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Old 11-01-2010, 07:51 AM   #18
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Giving it 50 easy miles should put most of the moving parts in place. That said, I am pretty about manufacturer's stickers so I'd ignore the above.
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Make sure you let the bike warm up before riding it is very important. I typically follow the manufacturer's instructions seeing as how they probably know a thing or two about the bikes that they just spent millions of dollars and years designing and building. I feel you though the break-in sucks on an inline 4. Those things are slow as below 4k. Just finished breaking in my Husky about 3 weeks ago and it sucked but at least it has some power below 4500 rpm. I would rather walk than ride around below 4k on a 4 cylinder. Takes some self control but just point that thing in a direction and keep going until you body can't take it anymore and you can get the miles done in a weekend. Have fun with your new toy and congrats!
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