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chriszx14R


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posted January 07, 2012 06:23 PM        
Break In

Im sure this has been beat to death on this Forum but since im new. I have always followed break in procedures and have never had a problem with any of my bikes this is my 7th new motorcycle. But i see guys rapping them out on the dyno with little miles. I want to here from the everyone what they think about Break in? Cause tell you the truth i would rather pay someone to ride the first 1000 miles ( borinG )
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kaw-rick


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posted January 07, 2012 06:35 PM        
i run the piss out of my bikes. just keep oil clean is all the advice i have for you.
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posted January 07, 2012 06:36 PM        Edited By: Seno on 8 Jan 2012 01:36
http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

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Lsantana954


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posted January 07, 2012 06:36 PM        
i was curious about this as well for the very same reasons. I must be a personal preference. Whats the manual say about breaking the bike in?
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robrooter


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posted January 07, 2012 07:21 PM        
quote:
http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm




Great read makes a lot of sense
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smokinZX14


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posted January 07, 2012 07:26 PM        
Put it on the dyno and head to the track ... works for me ...
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posted January 07, 2012 07:30 PM        
I believe Brock did a wrote up on this recently. I don't know where it is, just remember reading it
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codyc_13


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posted January 07, 2012 07:32 PM        
I take mine to the dragstrip and break them in that way!!
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cruiserman_83


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posted January 07, 2012 08:04 PM        
Ill be putting mine on dyno straight after I pick it up following procedure in link posted above. Got 30km in stop start traffic, just to sit at 90-100 for another 300km. Thats why im gas loading the rings within 5km of picking it up
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Shane661


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posted January 07, 2012 08:06 PM        
Basically, ride it like you stole it. I went by Brock's advice, and will post the link tomorrow...

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chriszx14R


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posted January 07, 2012 09:01 PM        
Seno i read the link and agree with ring seating. on all my bikes i have always loaded it hard to around 5 grand (if you can call it loading/Bogging) Opening and closing the throttle and cogging through the gears back and forth. After about 250 miles i might briefly take it to 7500 but same thing always changing gears and loading it and letting off. My ZX 10 for instance got broke in this way, I have yet to meet a stock 1000 cc machine on the road that i cannot stay within a bike length of if i am not way in front of it. any Yamaha or Suzuki doesnt even stand a chance....I guess as long as rings are seated properly that is best for the engine. I know there is great controversy on this. looking forward to see if Shane can find Mr. Davidsons artical.
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posted January 07, 2012 10:45 PM        Edited By: Seno on 8 Jan 2012 06:01
My break in consisted of 3 segments each of which was going through the gears on & off the gas letting the engine do most of the breaking. First 15 minutes up to 5,000 rpm, then shut it down a while. Warm it up, ride for 15 more minutes up to 7,500rpm then shut it down. Warm it up again, 15 minutes up to 10k rpm then let it cool. Warm it up, drive it like you want, by 20 miles on the bike I was going wide open throttle. Keep in mind I changed the oil at 100 miles (first day) using basic Kawasaki oil. Next day I did various speed runs in the 160 range but have not hit the speed limiter as of yet. Followed the next day by many dyno runs, currently have 700 miles on the clock. Once it hits 1,000 I will be going to a synthetic blend (golden spectro has served me very well in the past 25 years of motorcycling).
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posted January 07, 2012 11:04 PM        Edited By: Seno on 8 Jan 2012 06:08
Brock's break in procedure is here (read first link, then there is a link to the one below it)
http://www.brocksperformance.com/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=933
http://www.brocksperformance.com/brocknm/templates/bpp1.aspx?articleid=83&zoneid=11
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robrooter


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posted January 08, 2012 03:25 AM        
thanks Seno an Brock great read all so.
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Lsantana954


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posted January 08, 2012 06:24 AM        
do or did any of you guys replace the break in oil with regular car oil for the break in procedures?

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chriszx14R


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posted January 08, 2012 06:53 AM        
Thanks Seno. Awesome read and i appreciate That Mr. Davidson says " its your Engine" I will take his advice to heart. Changing oil this morning before ride and will wick it it today a few times. I Cant Wait!!. I really find this Forum an awesome place for iformation
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