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Old 09-08-2007, 09:55 AM   #1
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Proper Break in

Getting ready to purchase 07 CBR in the next couple of weeks. I've been reading a lot of differing thoughts on proper engine break in. Any tips or other thoughts?

Here are links to some of the pages I've read:

http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

http://motorcycles.suite101.com/arti...in_controversy

http://www.ntnoa.org/enginebreakin.htm
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:05 AM   #2
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U break it in slow the bike will always be slow Break it in hard and fast it will stay fast is what i go by... I bought a brand new busa and the 2nd day peggin 1 st through 5th and some nice 2nd gear roll on with some 1ks .....
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:14 AM   #3
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I subscribe to the "ride it like you'll ride it" school of thought... Basically, I don't do the whole "nothing over 5k rpm" or whatever. With race engines, I have them broken in on the dyno, but that's just a few heat cycles and oil changes.

With new bikes/ engines, I do change the oil about twice as often as recommended though. If they recommend one change in 1k miles, I'll do it at 500 and then 1k.

YMMV
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:15 AM   #4
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There are so many different opinions on this subject, you'll never be able to make a suitable desicion. Track guys will tell you to break it in hard, shops will tell you to break it in slow. Some will tell you to ride it like you stole it. Everyone's experiences will differ, as every bike, even of the same make and model will differ.

The very best advice you can get is to follow the reccommended break in procedure in the owners manual. That is a fail safe, tried and true method that will not have you in the shop for repairs due to blown rings or any other form of abuse.
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Old 09-08-2007, 10:17 AM   #5
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There are so many different opinions on this subject, you'll never be able to make a suitable desicion. Track guys will tell you to break it in hard, shops will tell you to break it in slow. Some will tell you to ride it like you stole it. Everyone's experiences will differ, as every bike, even of the same make and model will differ.

The very best advice you can get is to follow the reccommended break in procedure in the owners manual. That is a fail safe, tried and true method that will not have you in the shop for repairs due to blown rings or any other form of abuse.
very well put.

i'd just stick to the manual.....even though it's hard to ride 65-70mph on the freeway for the first 600 miles or whatever it says.
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Old 09-09-2007, 08:50 AM   #6
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I go with the mototuneusa method. Gradual increase and an oil chance at 60 miles. (I do another at 160 too)

If I had a new bike I would SAY that I broke it in according to the manual.
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...

I USED to be a "break 'er in easy" kind of guy, but...

A while back, myself and a friend at work both got new patrol cars... he broke his in hard, I broke mine in easy. Later on, his car pulled just a little harder, and was almost 5mph faster up top!
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