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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-14-2011, 02:18 PM Thread Starter
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So I live in Dublin and I'm 19 years old. Got my 2010 ninja 250r back in november and it was my first bike and I didn't have any past experience with bikes.

I love riding it and all but it hasn't been easy trying not to go over 4k rpm for the first 500 miles. I can't go over like 60mph so highways are out of the question. I've reached 460 and I'm gonna take it in for it's first service this week. It doesn't have to be 500miles exactly, right?
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I thought it was 600 mile service. It doesn't matter though you can take it in now no worries. Are you from Dublin Ireland?

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I thought it was 600 mile service. It doesn't matter though you can take it in now no worries. Are you from Dublin Ireland?
The manual says first service is at 500miles.
No I'm actually from Kuwait
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The manual says first service is at 500miles.
No I'm actually from Kuwait
Let me rephrase. Do you live in Dublin Ireland, or a different Dublin? If you live in Ireland you would have the FI version as opposed to the carbureted version which would be the reason for the different service interval.

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Keeping it under 4k RPM's is only a recommendation. I varied my RPM's, speed and amount of acceleration etc during my break in period and the dealership said I did very well with the break in. It is nearly impossible to keep it under 4k as anytime I went over 40 it was already over 4k. You should be fine... and Welcome to the forum!

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Let me rephrase. Do you live in Dublin Ireland, or a different Dublin? If you live in Ireland you would have the FI version as opposed to the carbureted version which would be the reason for the different service interval.
Oh lol yeah Dublin Ireland. I forgot that the US has like 3 or 4 Dublins. And yeah I do have the FI version. What's the difference though? Don't know much about bikes
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Keeping it under 4k RPM's is only a recommendation. I varied my RPM's, speed and amount of acceleration etc during my break in period and the dealership said I did very well with the break in. It is nearly impossible to keep it under 4k as anytime I went over 40 it was already over 4k. You should be fine... and Welcome to the forum!
I do go over 4k every once in a while but I don't stay above 4k I try go lower. I live in the city and I don't need to go over 4k cause at the top gear I'll be doing about 60kph when I'm at 4k rpm and the top speed is 50kph. But it sucks not being able to go on highways which would speed up the process of breaking it in.
How high can I go? I was just told it's best to switch gears up and down a lot in the break in period so the parts wear in or something.

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Im kinda glad I got a used bike (with less than 2700 miles on it) cause all this breaking in talk is confusing LOL :-) BUT LUCKY YOU!!!
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It's not really confusing, just a pain in the ass and I still have another 500 miles to go lol. Maybe that's not much, but on my bike, and the fact that I can't go on highways, it really is!
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