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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-28-2013, 12:31 PM Thread Starter
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Does it matter?

Hey I have a question I'm planning to get a new bike for a my first motorcycle and I want to know if it really matters if you break it in right? Do you really have to keep it below 40mph for the first 1000 miles? What happens if you just ignore all of that

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-28-2013, 01:37 PM
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Ummmmmm, yeah it matters.


Failure to do a proper break in can cause:

Engine to seize up which WILL result in a nasty crash;
Excessive oil burning;
Poor mileage and power;

and most importantly, WILL void the warranty on a new bike.

And yes, they CAN tell if a bike was over-revved and not broken in properly.

If you are not responsible enough to follow a simple break-in procedure, odds are you are not ready to own a bike. Think about it.

I have come to terms with the possibility of dying while riding, life has a 100% death rate. I would rather live having fun and end up dead in a motorcycle crash than never do anything fun because it's dangerous and I might get killed. No one makes it out alive anyway. - From a friend on another forum, used with his permission.
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or you could buy a slightly used bike that's already broken in.

But yes, the break-in period is critical to the life of the engine

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 08:46 PM
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The most important thing you can do to ensure your new bike has a long life is to follow the break-in procedures. The first 500 miles is a bit of a pain in the ass, but I just rode every single day and got that under my belt in less than a month. After the first 600 miles, you wanna get your first service and if you're impatient you could probably just start riding it normal after that.

Believe me, after riding 40 mph for a month, going 65 (or faster) on the freeway will give you a new appreciation for your bike
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-31-2013, 09:59 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks I really apreciate the tips but ima buy used as my first bike then maybe by then end of the year ill upgrade to a 300
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