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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-13-2006, 06:35 AM Thread Starter
 
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My new Toy!

Well I finally pulled the trigger on a new bike. I went with the 12r for the sher speed, since twisties are few and far between here. I put a 100 miles on her this weekend. I can't wait until I am out of the break in period! Sorry for the brochure photo, but I don't have any pics yet.
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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-13-2006, 07:11 AM
 
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That's hot! Congrats, have fun with that.
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Thanks Slaps. I really like it. I wasn't sure if I wanted such a big bike at first, but I am glad I did it. Its a whole new world than my R6!
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post #4 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-13-2006, 08:27 AM
 
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Hi psudy-

SWEET! Just in time for the new season, too! Congratulations.

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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-13-2006, 09:15 AM
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Nice bike, congrats! Whats the break in period of the 12?

This 1000 mile thing on my 636 is killing me!

"Let us celebrate our arrangement with the adding of chocolate to milk."
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post #6 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-13-2006, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
 
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Mines a 1k too. The good thing is that it is allowing me to get use to the bike for a while before I am able to open it up. I put 100miles on it Saturday. This is going to take forever.
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post #7 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-13-2006, 10:01 AM
 
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I wish I saved the article, but I read one that said the break-in period is useless, and can do more harm. Just to ride it out from the beginning.

I have no technical input on that kind of thing, but I would probably wouldn't ride a new bike any differently.
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post #8 of 20 (permalink) Old 03-13-2006, 10:36 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have seen the article too. It makes since, but I am scared of voiding my warranty. With my luck, they will have a little black box on that thing ratting me out. With all the R&D they put into these things, you would think that the manufactures would know what works the best on their products. I don't think there is one manufacturer that says, go run it hard for break in.
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Supposedly the manufacturers care enough about returning buisness to ask you to slow down for the first 1000 miles. The only thing the little black box records is how many times the rev limiter hit. My dealer also informed me that the warranty covers everythiung except for bent valves, and that included things like busted fork seals.



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Hi All-

The important thing to remember is to VARY the engine speed, VARY which gear the bike is in, VARY the load, and avoid "lugging" the bike in high gear. Slowing the motorcycle using engine compression also assists with the break-in process.

In other words, avoid the temptation of heading out to the highway to ride 500 miles in one direction and riding 500 miles home in the opposite...all in the same gear. Mix it up! This can all be accomplished while remaining within the factory-advised rev restrictions should you follow the manual to the letter. Enjoy!

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