Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Fort Worth,Texas USA 76148
When parts are not mated correctly, they will have premeture failure. Maybe not right a way, but they do fail. I have heard about the dyno break in method and the ride it like you stole it method and have fixed guys bikes who did these methods.
The bike comes with an owners manual and usually all the Kawasaki's I have seen usually require a 1k mile break in.
I recommend reading the owners manual and see how they say to break it in. I usually follow or just a very little bit harder than what they say for the break in period.
I agree. Back in 1998 I had a new ZX-9R and I worked at D&D Exhaust back then. We dynoed my ZX9 when it had 700 easy miles and changed the oil and filter and made a pull. We did it again when I had 1500 miles(changed the oil and filter 2 more times) and it gained 8 HP.My co worker had a R1 back then he too noticed my ZX9 ran harder after a 1500 miles.
I have been Drag racing bikes for 30 years I would Not Drive it Hard until I had driven at leat 600 miles and changed the oil and filter.
2007 ZX-14 Metallic Black Muzzy Exhaust,advancer, PC III USB Moto Fuel Map, Ivans TRE, Speedohealer, Flys Removed, K&N filter, Buell Pegs, LSL Riser Kit,Smoked Double Bubble, Polished Rims, Vortex 42 T sprocket.