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Old 03-11-2009, 12:12 PM   #1
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:13 PM   #2
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seriously... avoid heavy clutch drops and heavy load accellerations. don't maintain constant rpms, either. make sure to fluctuate the rev range. Just ride
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:14 PM   #3
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:34 PM   #4
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How do you drive your car? Break your bike in the same way.
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Old 03-11-2009, 12:42 PM   #5
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Most manuals will say do the first oil change at 600 miles. Truth is it should be at about 100 miles, that's when you will get the most metal in the oil. After that then change it at 600. Sounds a little extreme but to me oil is cheap insurance. You don't want to run synthetic right away so you can change it with a lower cost oil.

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Old 03-11-2009, 01:04 PM   #7
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I followed the manu. instructions to the letter.
kept the RPMs below X for X miles etc...
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Ahem, first you search.

http://www.motohouston.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=71569

Did mine this way

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

Runs like a raped ape. At least a 250cc ape.
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Old 03-11-2009, 01:57 PM   #10
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:01 PM   #11
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do a burnout on the brand new bike at the dealership and then burn outta there bouncing off the rev limiter to make sure everyone knows you're a badass.
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:21 PM   #12
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I have heard both sides of the story rag it, to help seat the piston rings, and baby it, personally I havent ever owned a new vehicle but i cant imagine either really being bad for it, if there is something wrong with vehicle when purchased babying it would only prolong you finding out while ragging it would bring defualt to your attention much quicker now i wouldnt do any n bombs or completely retarded things but i would drive a new vehicle as i would any other rag it if i need to, save gas if im broke
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Old 03-11-2009, 02:23 PM   #13
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take to the race track then go home and change your oil
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Old 03-11-2009, 05:01 PM   #14
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I didn't vote because there was no follow the recommendations of the engineers that designed the bike

edit I think we all know the GP bike motors are broke in on the dyno and it would be what we all call really babying it.

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Old 03-12-2009, 05:57 AM   #15
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ride it like you stole it. change the oil after 100 miles. ride it some more
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:11 AM   #16
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easiest way to break in a bike..............
it has worked for me, flawlessly, everytime so far..............






buy a used bike from someone that knows more about that chit than me!!!!
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Old 03-12-2009, 09:31 AM   #17
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i took it easy for the first 500 miles.. i didn't pop the clutch at all till i had about 600 on it.. you need to use the entire RPM range.. don't be too easy on your bike but don't torture your new engine either. I would def. recommend an oil change at least at 500 miles. After 500-600 miles i'd really start riding the bike like it was made to be ridden
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Oil at 1-200 miles babying it only going 3/4 of the rev range and varying it. 2-700 no higher than 3/4 RPM range but can accel and decel a bit more spirited. Change oil 7-800 then mostly good to go. It's like breaking in a gun, it gets smoother as you use it, dont want to immediately go to town on full auto
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:52 AM   #19
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You have two choices.

1. You can take the mixed advice as a result of your question posted on a message board.

2. You can follow the manual which was written by the people that designed your bike, and have to fix your t when it breaks (under warranty).
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Changed my oil at 50 miles, rode as per the manual up to about 300 miles. I was a little stronger on the throttle after 300 than what was recommended by the manual, but am not going to really jump on it until I switch over to full synthetic.

It's my theory that fast break in may actually make a faster bike, but the cost is that the engine will not last as long. The engineers at our favorite manufacturers want us to get the longest most reliable performance out of our machines - not perform for a limited number of track runs before getting rebuilt like race teams do. Our stuff is plenty fast, why not get the reliability out of it too?
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