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Old 07-25-2012, 11:10 AM   #1
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NE1 break-in their brand new bike at a trackday?

Just curious if mechanically this is an issue.
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Old 07-25-2012, 11:49 AM   #2
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I wouldn't recommend it, but I've seen a few people do it.

One got had his brand spankin new ZX-6R out at World .. Yep, that bike didn't make it home in one piece.

But there are a number of folks who break the motors in on a track. Beak it in like you're gonna ride it!
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I subscribe to the mototune breakin procedure. So I see no issues with breaking the bike in on a trackday. Odds are, its going to be broken in before you ever make it to the track.
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I would think it would be the preferred way to do so. A couple of things I would do if you go this route ; get rid of oem rubber and change the oil after you first session.
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now I may be not well informed, but I've heard from techs that the break in period of the engine life is when it should be operated at it's max, so the seals and rings can achieve not just on temperature but on friction at sealing.. I don't know much about this and I have not done this either.. wtf ?
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now I may be not well informed, but I've heard from techs that the break in period of the engine life is when it should be operated at it's max, so the seals and rings can achieve not just on temperature but on friction at sealing.. I don't know much about this and I have not done this either.. wtf ?
google mototune break in.
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^^ +1

As for tires, depends on what they are and your pace! Keep it in mind, for sure.
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i put 200 miles on mine before taking it to the track, but that is because i did not know about the track when i bought it, as soon as i found out about it i was there.
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if it is brand new, get the suspension set and tire pressure checked and go for it.
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As for tires, depends on what they are and your pace! Keep it in mind, for sure.
Oem tires and purchased tires are not the same compounds fyi
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I think i did 3 or 4 trackdays in novice with my OEM dunlop tires before i got concerned and got better tires... my pace was well within the capapbilities of the OEM tire at first.
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Oem tires and purchased tires are not the same compounds fyi
this gives me the impression that the pavement at the track is different from the pavement on the streets.. maybe a different "compound"?
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Old 07-25-2012, 01:28 PM   #13
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I put 100 miles on mine before drag racing it. Put a few street miles on it and break it in like you stole it. You wont own it forever anyway
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You're preaching to wrong person. Haha.. I've been on the tracks for years now... racing, riding, instructing, and hanging with John for a while now.
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Just curious if mechanically this is an issue.
http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
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Thanks. I've read that in the past. I'm heading to Ridesmart's day next Saturday. I've been to TWS (Texas World Speedway) on a bike and MSR in a car but never a bike at MSR. Should be a blast.
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this gives me the impression that the pavement at the track is different from the pavement on the streets.. maybe a different "compound"?
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You're preaching to wrong person. Haha.. I've been on the tracks for years now... racing, riding, instructing, and hanging with John for a while now.
Sorry, don't know you... John at srcr? He's just a big teddy bear who sells some cool swag
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:01 AM   #18
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Put some track tires!! Thats one last thing to worry about. lol
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