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Ive talked to many people about this and they say many different things.

but the dealer says, "keep it uner 7000rpms for 600 miles. Take it in for its first tune up and then your good to go"
 

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The manual says:

7000 RPM for 600 Miles
8000 RPM until 1000 Miles


Personally I tried to not ride above 7000 for the 1st 600 Mile, but did a few runs pass 7000.
 

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break the bike in the way you plan on riding it. Be careful going to easy will adversly effect the way the rings seat to the cylinder.
 

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Hell with it! Take it to the track ride it in every gear till it hits the rev limiter and repeat for 4 hours non-stop! She's gonna be great...

That's what we do with our race bikes!
 

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yea but you can still ride the piss out of it for a couple of hundred miles or so.....change gears OFTEN and run your bike at different RPM's. change the oil and enjoy....
 

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Does anyone have a legitimate scientific explaination for breaking in a bike either way, or are you guys just guessing?

I've heard both schools of break in, and personally I take it easy for the first 3-400 miles, but I would like to hear why some of you think it's better to hit the rev limiter right off the bat.
The "break it in like you plan on riding it" school doesn't make sense to me. Please explain. :?:
 

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i dont think break it in like you ride it is the proper way, but it has some truths to it. first off you want to let the bike get to its 212 degree point so it can help the rings expand the most they are going to, which will in turn help to seat them better. also i would change my oil after the first hundred miles cause thats when most of your metals pieces have come off and can do damage. then do it at 600 and then every 3000 miles. buts this is just my opinion :cheers
 

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i've read somewhere that it's not advisable to hit top gear...any doubters? so in that case after the first 100miles or so...wat kinda engine oil should i use? mineral oil? i knoe that i should stay away from synthetics rite? but for how many miles? any rough gauge b4 i switch to synthetics? thanks a great deal. :worship
 

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wait till your 600 mile service then your safe to go to synthetics. you just need to wait till its completely broken in before going to em. i use mobil one 20w50 full synthetic.

as for the not hitting the top gear thing, no reason not to go to your sixth gear. but if you meant dont hit the rev limiter then i would say yes dont do it. but this is just my opinion. and as far as RPMs go, you can go all the way to your reline but just dont leave it there for a long time. the main thing you need to do is just keep the RPMs changin, like you would in stop and go traffic :cheers
 

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You can use synthetic after about 2000 miles. I'm using Royal Purple 50 weight.

Now I'm no Mechanic or Scientist but I am a pretty smart guy. I know how metals expand and contract with heat and I know that what this guy says really makes a shit ton of sense to me......http://mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
First let me point out that yes, you ARE a dumbass Rsixxer. (I dunno why, but I just felt like calling you a dumbass) :hammer
Yea, I've been reading that website all day. I looked it up soon after I posted the last message, and WOW this guy has some really off the wall ideas! I have always been in the mindset of increasing the size and polishing the ports=more power. I'm thinking twice now, and I'm actually going to shrink my ports and see if it works. It sure makes a lot of sense.

I'll wait till riding season is over, then I'm going to do this mod. We'll see if it really works.
 

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decrease the size of the ports, WTF. that dont seem quite right. i thought the purpose of increasing the size was so you could get more air to send more fuel to make more power. but im curious as to what you find out :cheers
 
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