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Old 10-02-2008, 06:24 PM   #1
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New R6 break in procedure - avoid freeways?

Question on breaking in a new bike, the R6 manual says to avoid prolonged operation above 8300 rpm for the first 600 miles and avoid 9900+ rpm from 600 to 1000 miles.

My dealership also said to avoid any sustained RPM for the first 600 miles...no freeway driving at all, or any particular roads where the RPM is not changing often. Basically they said keep the bike on the street in bump and go traffic for the first 600 miles in order to keep all the gears moving and the throttle constantly up and down...sounds reasonable, but is there any significant benefit in going above and beyond the manual's recommendation?

This is my first brand new bike, I'd appreciate any advice from you guys and gals that have been through this before.

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Old 10-02-2008, 06:40 PM   #2
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http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

Very controversial topic. I'm just throwing suggestions out there.
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:22 PM   #3
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Very controversial topic. I'm just throwing suggestions out there.
Yup, that is how I broke in my 2007 R6. It has now 2100 miles and running very strong.
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Old 10-02-2008, 07:26 PM   #4
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same with my busa... it was actually on the dyno at 300 miles
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I say break it in like you are going to ride it. If it chits the bed right out of the box, so be it. But being a Yammi, no worries mayn!
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:23 PM   #6
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I hit the button too fast, sorry. The top four Japanese manufacturers are all but bullet proof. Now days you can't go wrong with any of them.
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Old 10-02-2008, 08:33 PM   #7
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The top four Japanese manufacturers are all but bullet proof. Now days you can't go wrong with any of them.
Couldn't have said it better myself.


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Old 10-02-2008, 09:17 PM   #8
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my 07 has 500 miles on it, all track time! and runs fine..
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Old 10-02-2008, 09:19 PM   #9
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yup.... break it in like you stole it. that is what grand pappy always said.
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:32 PM   #10
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Nice bike man I've been admiring it in the garage, wondering whos it was lol. How do you like it man? how does it ride/compare to other bikes youve had? Im about to get an R6 as well as soon as i can find a good deal/get off in time to get to the store lol.
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:46 PM   #11
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ok so my brand new 07 650r is sitting at 128mi. would it be better to keep going with the 'easy break in' , keep it under 4k till i hit 400mi...or just thrash the jesus out of it now?
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Old 10-02-2008, 10:55 PM   #12
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Nice bike! Looks hawt

+1 to the above link, thats how i broke in my buell and didnt have any problems until my blinker fluid ran dry and i tboned a car at 60 mph
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I followed factory break in advice when I bought my 08 in last October. I just made several trips around the 610 loop each night. Kept my rpm's under the suggested level and varried my speed. All is well now and I am nearly 12k miles on the odo.
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oh, and don't forget to change the oil a few times before the first service interval
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oh, and don't forget to change the oil a few times before the first service interval
Change it at the 600 mi mark and then normal after that.
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oil is cheap engines are not. i changed mine a few times between 4 and 3000 mi. and every time more metal shavings came out.
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cool thanks for the advice. screw it, i guess i'll just follow the factory recommendations since thats what i was going by and i just read that hard break in method tonite. plan on putting a decent amount of miles on the bike this weekend.
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just remember, it doesnt say you cant womp on the throttle UPTO 8300 rpm

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oil is cheap engines are not. i changed mine a few times between 4 and 3000 mi. and every time more metal shavings came out.
That cause it's a Buell. Jk Jk....I aint worried bout it. I change every 2k and always have fairly clean oil. Have a magnet on my bolt to catch shavings and clean off. As well as clean out my Scott's filter on every oil change.
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Prolonged, sustained rpm isn't going to hurt.... as for making the throttles constantly change.... throttles dont have anything to do w the breakin.

The reason they are recommending an rpm limit and usually a 'non full throttle' limit is so the cylinderwalls and rings dont get scored. On our cars I can usually point out the ones that were abused out of the box. Down the road they burn oil alot quicker.

Take a bike to a dealer complaining about it burning oil and they will tell you to fill it. From BMW, our limit is something like a quart for each fill up... something excessive before they even want to consider it a problem.

Regardless of choice, I wouldnt mind being patient for a thousand miles to be safe.
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