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Old 04-25-2013, 01:46 AM   #1
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New Bike Break-In

This has probably been answered a million times ... so I will noob it up again. I have been reading about different breakin methods for a new engine. I actually read the manual (not something I normally do for things I buy...normally just figure out along the way). So I started a slow break in. Got 52 miles on the bike. Mainly been riding around on surface streets so the most I have been up to is about 50 mph. But I have been keeping the RPMS low per the manual.

Do I now have to stick with this approach? What is the best method? I am looking for first hand experience here. Maybe someone who works on these things for a living or someone who has broke in using multiple methods.

Keep this in mind... Im a new rider ... so mainly keeping speeds low has been for my own safety at this point.
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Everyone will tell you somethin different. I stayed below 8k rpms for the first couple miles. Others will say the rings are already set and to start ripping on it
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Yep, ride it how you will, just don't dwell on any 1 rpm for very long. Mix it up, vary your throttle application, diversity is good. Just follow the instructions the manual gives you and you'll be alright.
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Vary your speeds and RPMs for the first couple of hundred miles.
Do not ride the bike at a constant slow speed.
After that just sing the engine to redline...do not look back and run to red every ride.
Change oil....she is broken in voila.
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Its broken in after less than 100 miles
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They also told me to oil my chain every 300 miles.
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if you go on some rides you will have to lube that chain during the ride lol
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keep it under 8k until until it reaches 600miles then gradually up the rpm.
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Not sure it maters. Many have taken a brand new bike and starting racing with it.

By now you should be good... engines are amazing
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keep it under 8k until until it reaches 600miles then gradually up the rpm.


+1 Also make sure you go thru all your gears. Dont stay in one gear for a long period of time unless its a 6th gear
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Thanks for all the advice. One more question? Should I wait until the 600 miles and let the dealer change the oil the first time or change it earlier?
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600 miles is the first break in service. Nothing earlier!
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Do what keep the warranty valid. I think there are specific maintenance points required by warranty. After that, never let a stealership touch your bike unless absolutely necessary
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Thanks for all the advice. One more question? Should I wait until the 600 miles and let the dealer change the oil the first time or change it earlier?
Change it a couple of times:

Here is why:

I have changed new motor oil and filter at 300 miles, disassembled the oil filter and you would be amazed at how much metal is trapped from break in. It is completely normal but there is metal in the oil filter from break in.

Same bike 500 miles later...a little more metal.

So is not changing your oil till the 600 mile mark detrimental to your bike....no. The oil filter does its job and traps it; however, on the safe side, change your oil and filter and trap as much in a new filter as possible.

Seriously cut apart your filter and you will see lots of bright and shiny pieces of metal from the motor wearing in
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