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Hey guys,
Im new in these forums to id like to say HI to everyone! Anyone got my FI 08 250R from the dealer and iv'e already done 500kms (310 miles), and the dealer advised me to wait till about 1500 kms (932 miles) until I can really give the engine abit more play?
At the moment I am not even giving the gears full acceleration at all, if anything 3/4 of acceleration and the most revs I change at is 8000-9000rpm max. Will changing gears at 9000rpm damage the engine at all while running in period?

thanks guys in advance
 

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you're asking a dangerous question, be prepared for some varied responses... This is what I did, I think....

400-600 mi below 6K
600-1000 mi below 8K
after a 1000 miles and a valve adjust, full bore glory! It took me about 2-3 weeks to get to full bore glory!
 

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spooph said:
you're asking a dangerous question, be prepared for some varied responses... This is what I did, I think....

400-600 mi below 6K
600-1000 mi below 8K
after a 1000 miles and a valve adjust, full bore glory! It took me about 2-3 weeks to get to full bore glory!
thanks for the reply..

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What do you mean duck?
 

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Delta107 said:
Joke sorry! Like spooph said there are like 1,000,000 million opinions on this subject!
Oh haha i get it now! Yeah I can see why there will all sorts of different answers to this subject. Although I am so eager to rev the [email protected]!k out of my ninja just to keep up with my friends R6, although I am aware it is a no no at the moment for mine with so little life out of it yet. I just want to know your opinions on this subject whether it be for or against if you get what I mean!?
 

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http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

The moto man says.. "On the Street:
Warm the engine up completely:
Because of the wind resistance, you don't need to use higher gears like you would on a dyno machine. The main thing is to load the engine by opening the throttle hard in 2nd, 3rd and 4th gear.

Realistically, you won't be able to do full throttle runs even in 2nd gear on most bikes without exceeding 65 mph / 104 kph. The best method is to alternate between short bursts of hard acceleration and deceleration. You don't have to go over 65 mph / 104 kph to properly load the rings. Also, make sure that you're not being followed by another bike or car when you decelerate, most drivers won't expect that you'll suddenly slow down, and we don't want
anyone to get hit from behind !!

The biggest problem with breaking your engine in on the street (besides police) is if you ride the bike on the freeway (too little throttle = not enough pressure on the rings) or if you get stuck in slow city traffic. For the first 200 miles or so, get out into the country where you can vary the speed more
and run it through the gears ! "
 

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I usually take things easy for the ride home from where I made the purchase. I give the bike a once-over (the new ones too) and then I ride it as hard as I need to.
 

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