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I am looking for suggestions regarding HILLS/ RAMPS and riding them during the break in period for my 250 ninja. I know that during the break in period the RPMs should be kept low, but I encountered a problem this morning as I was going up a RAMP in a parking structure. Because I did not have a "running start" and no momentum as I started up the ramp, I found it very difficult to get up. At one point, I know the RPM were way above the break in range, but there really wasn't anything I could do or at the time I couldn't think of anything. I actually had to help myself up the ramp using my feet. Kind like Flintstone style. Good thing my bike is lowered. I am not sure if I am not used to the fact this bike is smaller cc than my previous bike, but now I feel like I have to really think about where I am planning on going to avoid getting stuck on a hill/ ramp.

Please, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

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Hey All...

I am looking for suggestions regarding HILLS/ RAMPS and riding them during the break in period for my 250 ninja. I know that during the break in period the RPMs should be kept low, but I encountered a problem this morning as I was going up a RAMP in a parking structure. Because I did not have a "running start" and no momentum as I started up the ramp, I found it very difficult to get up. At one point, I know the RPM were way above the break in range, but there really wasn't anything I could do or at the time I couldn't think of anything. I actually had to help myself up the ramp using my feet. Kind like Flintstone style. Good thing my bike is lowered. I am not sure if I am not used to the fact this bike is smaller cc than my previous bike, but now I feel like I have to really think about where I am planning on going to avoid getting stuck on a hill/ ramp.

Please, any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
You will not damage your engine by taking it higher in the RPM range during break in period. Especially if you only need to use the higher RPM's just to get up a ramp. Just wouldn't hang out in the higher RPM range for a great extended period of time.
When I got my I couldn't follow the recommended break in the factory set. In top gear at 4k rpm I would be at like 30-40 mph. Not safe when traveling on highways.
As long as you are varying your RPM's, not thrashing the throttle, and keeping out of the 7k- redline range until after break in period your engine will be fine. Go ahead and show that ramp whose boss! :D
 
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