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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-06-2007, 02:42 PM Thread Starter
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Break in period.

i am at 1000k on my R6 just wondering your guys opinions on how high i should rev, manufacturer suggests 10500rpm between 1000k and 1600k I just got my first service and i am really itching to wind on it, since i have had to keep it under 8500rpm for the first 1000k. am i in the safe zone to take er wide open or should i follow manuf. reccomendations?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-06-2007, 03:16 PM
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I've heard both sides.some people say break them in like you are going to ride it,others say baby it during break in. I normally am in the middle I don't totally baby it but I try to not hold a steady rpm,I try to ride mountain roads to vary the load and engine speed.I've heard it helps better seat the rings & valve seats.but I've also hears that if the rings don't seat in the first 1/2 hour of run time they never will.
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post #3 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-06-2007, 04:11 PM
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I agree. Just stay in the middle. I just reached the 700 mile mark on my gixxer 1000 so now I'm starting to get on it. Is it really realistic to ride like the manual says.

The bikes are made to hold up under normal and many extreme riding conditions. So they know most people won't do what the manual says for break in and the build the bikes to handle that.

In a perfect world, they want you to do that, but we know how that is
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