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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 05-04-2004, 05:30 PM Thread Starter
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break in period?

i recently purchased a 04 gixxer 6, i know their is a break in period for new motorcyles just as their is for a new car, what is it on this bike? i heard not above 5k for 5 thosand miles, is this true or is it different? also ive been told that the first oil change should be with regular oil, then every change after that with synthetic, becasue synthetic oil at first might be just too slippery and not good for a brand new motor, amd i in the right direction here?
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not if you listen to this guy.
go to www.mototuneusa.com
toward the bottom of the page is a link for an article about break in
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See I was told to stay away from synthetic oil because it can bind to the engine, to go with racing oil, or something like 20W40

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See I was told to stay away from synthetic oil because it can bind to the engine, to go with racing oil, or something like 20W40
you should stay away from syn oil for the first three or 4 oil chanegs then switch over
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Ok, but please explain to me why that is, sorry if it is a stupid question but I really just want to know more about it.

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oookay, so whos advice do i take, the dooshbags on this website, or the few other poeple that told me to drive it slow for a few miles??? i don;t know, but he does make some sense with what he says, i have a toyota mr2 and i noticed that when i drive the car hard for a few weeks, it sort of makes the engine "race ready" and it makes it easier for me to floor it and speed off, when i drive slow for a few weeks and i floor it it kind of drags and dosen;t pick up as good

i don;t know, which shoudl i do, can anybody tell me from their own break in experiences what works best?
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READ THE MANUAL THAT CAME WITH YOUR BIKE!

under probably 6500rpm for 500 miles (Get service/oil change)

under probably 10500 for next 500 miles

make sure you don't just lock it in on one engine speed(like the maximum allowed) vary the engine speed alot. shift through the gears alot

stick with regular oil until you get over 5000 miles or so.

Complicity? Simplexity? Its simply too complicated for me.
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I know all of that, I was just wondering why do you switch to synthetic oil after about 3 or 4 oil changes. Believe me I've read that manuel front to back many times.

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Well I don't know what your manual says but mine says to not do hard acceleration from a start for 300 miles and that is it. So that doesn't give much help. I personally am leaning towards the mototune article. Just this "dooshbags"
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break in

If all else fails, I'd ask the dealer master-mechanic. Chances are he knows what would work best for the gixxer.

But hey, I'm just a doosh.
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