play nice, let everything get some miles on it before you rip the road a new one.Uncle Bob said:What do you believe is the best procedure, babying it and following owners manual or getting the revs up ( once the engine is warm and oil has circulated )?
but then again you didn't really listen to the dealer did you?triplesecman said:When I broke in my 04 Ninja 500, the dealer told me to keep the RPM's under 4000 for the first 500 miles, then 6000 for the next 500 miles. I'm guessin it worked fine.
That's from the mototuneusa article. There's no mention in that article (that I saw) of a minimum RPM you need to achieve.The best method is to alternate between short bursts of hard acceleration and deceleration.
They designed the **** thing, they know what's best.[/qoute] If they gave me a 10 year, 100k warranty, then I would say they know best. 12months, 12k, no way. I just bought a new truck and they recommend 5w-30 oil. Thats to keep their gas mileage rating up. It will make it through the warranty period, 36 months, 36,000 miles.
They also say I can go 100k miles without changing sparkplugs. Thats probably true, but the truck has aluminum heads and I will probably ruin the threads trying to change them at that time.
The mototune procedure maybe o.k. if you use the dyno method. But, I would never drive the bike hard with new tires. Brake pads do not like that kind of break in either.
I keep the rpms around 4,000 for the first 500 miles. Always keep it between 2,000 - 3,000 rpm, when riding.
If you beat me, it's not how you broke it in, it's how you drove it.