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break in

I just rolled to 300 miles last night when i got home. As for my break-in, i just followed what the owners manual said. I took it out in the countryside, and kept varying the rpms on the engine. When i'd get up to speed, if no one was behind me, i'd back off and down shift a couple of times and then run up through the gears again. I kept the revs below 8K (mostly below 7K), and never stayed at one rpm for more than a few minutes.

This is my first new bike, and i did some research about break-in before i took it home.

I think the advice in the owners manual is conservative and probably good advice. The advice from my dealership's service department was to keep varying the rpms. I've followed both of the recommendations, but in the end, i wonder if it really matters that much. I guess you would have to take the engine apart and inspect the parts to really see if it made much of a difference.

I talked to a friend of mine who is a motorcycle mechanic, and he just grinned and said... "I don't have the patience to break one in like that, and anyway, you really won't know how good a job you did until it comes time for a rebuild".

I'm glad it is past the 300 mile mark though, as now i will start riding normally. I'm really curious to see what kind of fuel economy i'll get :rolleyes:

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