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View Poll Results: Break in periods, do it right or no?
Break it in right, it's the life of your bike! 67 59.29%
Screw that Ride it like you stole it, burn the tires off the showroom! 34 30.09%
Whats a break in? 12 10.62%
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:36 AM   #1
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Break in periods

So went out and got myself a brand new ninja. Its a kick in the . however the break in on the motor recommends keeping it under 5-6k rpms for 500 miles.

Seriously? 5-6k it doesn't even start entering the power curve till that range?? not to mention putting it on the highway.

What do you guys think keep to the recomendations? Or rock out?
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:37 AM   #2
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:38 AM   #3
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I was told once you get the first oil change.
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5-6k?! Thats a tad bit low.
Mine recommended below 8k. After first 600 miles, it was 9.5k.

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Old 11-21-2008, 10:38 AM   #4
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RIDE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT!!! IF YOU BREAK IT IN ACCORDING TO THE MANUAL YOU MIGHT SEE AN EXTRA 2 HP AFTER IT'S ALL SAID AND DONE...AND YOU WOULDN'T EVEN NOTICE IT......DO GO OUT AND PEG IT ON THE REV LIMITER SHOWING OFF OR ANYTHING....BUT ENJOY IT!
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DO GO OUT AND PEG IT ON THE REV LIMITER SHOWING OFF OR ANYTHING....BUT ENJOY IT!
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I've been going easy so far, but I have played a bit. I loved the sound of 10-11k! Two more paychecks and the full exhaust is on order =)
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it's kinda hard to follow the break in period rules, but it's not like it lasts very long...a couple long rides this weekend & u will be A-OK!
Hows your bike coming along?
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Old 11-21-2008, 10:50 AM   #8
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http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm read this
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for break in, vary the RPM's by alot, don't keep one constant RPM lik on the freeways. you only have about the first 200-300 miles to seat the rings, once you get past that, nothing else matters
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for break in, vary the RPM's by alot, don't keep one constant RPM lik on the freeways. you only have about the first 200-300 miles to seat the rings, once you get past that, nothing else matters
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gotta vary the RPM's alot, just try not to redline it for the first couple hundred miles. Everyone has a different opinion on how to break in a motor but this seems to be the most accepted. Do a strong pull to about half of the motors redline and let it decel and repeat. change the oil often for the first 1000 miles.
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bring it to Pland and ill break it in for you.


Man ride it like your gonna ride it everyday. Dont hti the rev limiter,just ride it
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Don't baby it. Don't abuse it. Change the oil and filter at 5 or 6 hundred miles and have fun.
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duh keep it under 5-6k rpms for 500 miles its only 500 miles you should take care of it so you can enjoy it for many miles. you'll have plenty of time later to enjoy the high rpm power.
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huntsville trip maybe, then down 19 past trinity, around lake livingston,,,, we can put some mile on that beast
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