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Break in period

Guys I just bought a 2007 ZX6R today. I have a question. When I was at the dealership he talked about the 600 mile break in period. My question is is it important to follow those guidelines for the first 600 miles? I knowthat the tires are slick when they are new and you have to be careful until you get that layer off. But Im really eager to really see what my new ride can do and 600 miles seems like a lot. When I bought my GSXR several years ago I rode it soft for about the first 50 miles and then I just let it rip and I never had any mechanical problems with that bike. Is it just Kawasaki covering their butts or is it really neccesary???
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get it run in on a dyno, its meant to give you the best run in and hence best power out of a new engine. Thats what iv read and been told by a few different people anyway.

Nice choice of bike by the way, gotta love the kawi's
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get it run in on a dyno, its meant to give you the best run in and hence best power out of a new engine. Thats what iv read and been told by a few different people anyway.

Nice choice of bike by the way, gotta love the kawi's
x2, dyno break ins are supposedly the best. if not, ride it like you stole it for the first 500 miles.

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Thanx guys, how much should i expect to pay to get it run in on a dyno? And can anyone point me in the right direction on where to get done? Is that a service I can hve done at the dealership?
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go to dyno jet's website and check where an authorized dyno is.

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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.

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Thanx for the responses guys. While using a dyno seems like the way to go I don't have the time or the money for that so I will have to ride it in. I will just have to find a nice police free stretch of road where I can really open it up.
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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.
This is the route I'd go with a new bike, too.

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The manual says to keep the engine under 4000 rpms for the first 500 miles. I took it out today, its impossible to keep that thing under 4k!!!
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Ok I rode for about 15 miles today in stop and go traffic and on the interstate. I just dont understand what I am doing wrong. The manual says stay under 4k rpms for the first 500 miles but its impossible, even in 6th gear once i get over 30 mph its well over 4k. Someone please tell me what I'm doing wrong!!!

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