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Freakinout or anyone who has 500R please read!

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Ok a few questions.

When reading the manual for the bike it says for break-in to keep it under 5k rpms for first 800km then under 6k rpms till 1000km.

Did you guys follow this on your bikes? If not how did you break in yours?

When letting your bikes warm up do you do as the manual says and let it warm for 2-3 min?

thx in advanced!
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I was good about keeping to what is recommened for break-in, and rode it as much as I could.
I do let mine warm up while I get on my jacket, helmet, gloves and put on my tank bag etc...this is a good 3-5 minutes.
I keep my bike garaged and its hot there in AZ so that helps in the warm up as well.
Hope this helps!! :wink:
Freakinout said:
Teknik said:
how much differance does it make letting your bike warm up before you ride?
i have a tendancy to stay in bed for too long and as such have to really burn to get to work in time, its only a 15mile ride (10mins).
On a side note i have noticed that my fuel consumption has gone up big style, eg. my tank only got me 61miles last time :/ but i think this might be due to me riding at full throttle most of the time.
Thats horrible gas milage, even riding at my hardest I get at least 140/tank.
I get 180 per tank!! Cheap ride!! :wink:
Also, I just broke 4000 miles last night...yahoo!! :D
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