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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-25-2007, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
 
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Past the 600 mile break in?

Well, I am officially an airhead... I have been riding around watching what I thought was my odometer, but it was one of my TRIP odometers. I actually now have 660 miles on my new 2006 r6...

The place I'm getting my service done doesn't have an open slot for about 10 days from now, although I'm trying to weasel my way in there this weekend.

My question is, is this a big deal? If so, should I not ride until the service? That would really be chitty.

Man, I was even planning a nice long 150 miler tomorrow to try to get to 600 miles

I'm a dumba$$.
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dont worry about it my man, just get it in as soon as you can.
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dont worry about it my man, just get it in as soon as you can.
Even if I put another 2 or 3 hundred on before then?!
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you're still keeping the RPM's low and following the guidelines in you OM right? just keep on that stuff
you're mainly looking to get this kind of stuff done on a 600 mile service
Inspect Throttle cable play
Replace Engine oil and filter
Inspect Idle Speed
Replace Final Gear oil
Inspect Brakes

I dont forsee any long term damage if you dont get it in till 800 miles... Some of the other guys will be able to tell you better.

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you're still keeping the RPM's low and following the guidelines in you OM right? just keep on that stuff (keepin your revs low and what now)
you're mainly looking to get this kind of stuff done on a 600 mile service
Inspect Throttle cable play
Replace Engine oil and filter
Inspect Idle Speed
Replace Final Gear oil
Inspect Brakes

I dont forsee any long term damage if you dont get it in till 800 miles... Some of the other guys will be able to tell you better.
That's the funny thing... I have for the most part been following the old "quick shifts, varying speeds, not over 4-5k rpm" deal. However, in my owner's manual all it says is that you should "avoid prolonged operation above 8800 rpm" up to 600 miles and "avoid prolonged operation above 10800 rpm" up to 1000 miles. This is very vague and contradictory to all I have heard.

Not to get off topic, and I know there are a million bike break-in threads. But the r6 manual only says that. And regardless, I still want to know what I should do about the service since I am now at 660... and could be nearing 1k by the time I get into the shop at this rate.
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if you really want to ride it ride it. the dealership offers the 600 mile service as an incentive, and it is highly recomended, because breaking in a bike properly means you wont run into wear and tear issues down the road.

the only thing you absolutly NEED to follow is the maintenance schedule in your OM.
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if you really want to ride it ride it. the dealership offers the 600 mile service as an incentive, and it is highly recomended, because breaking in a bike properly means you wont run into wear and tear issues down the road.

the only thing you absolutly NEED to follow is the maintenance schedule in your OM.
The 600 mile service isn't an incentive, it costs $$$...?

Yeah it's just funny because the owner's manual break in instructions are so short and imprecise. For maintenance the manual says 600 miles and then not again until 4000... so maybe if I go up to 8 or 9 hundred its not a big deal. (I hope..?)

I'm just trying to be careful, I don't want to f&*k anything up. The bike is far too hott
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I figured you got the 600 Mile service thrown in w/ your purchase.

like i said, the 600 mile mark is basically to prevent long term damage. It wont hurt anything NOW but down the road you wont know until its too late. Odds are you'll be completely fine. Persoanlly i'd treat the manual like the bible until i had it broken in properly, i also wouldnt have mistaken the trip meter for the odometer .



again, you should be fine. but it'd be pretty silly to have you're crank snap like katana pilots around 10k because you didnt follow the service intervals correctly... or if you do crazy 90mph wheelies like im sure he does.
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I figured you got the 600 Mile service thrown in w/ your purchase.

like i said, the 600 mile mark is basically to prevent long term damage. It wont hurt anything NOW but down the road you wont know until its too late. Odds are you'll be completely fine. Persoanlly i'd treat the manual like the bible until i had it broken in properly, i also wouldnt have mistaken the trip meter for the odometer .



again, you should be fine. but it'd be pretty silly to have you're crank snap like katana pilots around 10k because you didnt follow the service intervals correctly... or if you do crazy 90mph wheelies like im sure he does.

Haha I can't believe I did that... I didn't realize that when you turned the bike off it didn't reset to the odometer...

Any other input/opinion/advice anyone?
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it's all crap. i get that stock oil which we like to call "manufacturing oil" out of the bike asap because of all the aluminum dust from the fresh machined and broken in parts. all that floating around in your oil is horrible and needs to be removed asap. I get the oil out of any new bike either 10 minutes (on my off-road motor builds) or 20 miles (on my street motor builds). If you've ever seen that oil you would understand why, it comes out horribly nasty, even at a short period of use.

that being said, will there be any damage to your bike: probably not. should you worry about it, probably not. just get it in as soon as you can.
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it's all crap. i get that stock oil which we like to call "manufacturing oil" out of the bike asap because of all the aluminum dust from the fresh machined and broken in parts. all that floating around in your oil is horrible and needs to be removed asap. I get the oil out of any new bike either 10 minutes (on my off-road motor builds) or 20 miles (on my street motor builds). If you've ever seen that oil you would understand why, it comes out horribly nasty, even at a short period of use.

that being said, will there be any damage to your bike: probably not. should you worry about it, probably not. just get it in as soon as you can.
I would normally agree but I just did the first service on my bro's Honda and the oil came out at 900 miles and was still nice and honey brown.

ceo... seriously... don't worry man. Just hit up the store pick up 4 quarts of oil and a oil filter. If you can't make it to powersports dealer, try Murray's Discount Auto (if you have them around) they carry Vavoline motor oil that you can use and a fram oil filter. That will get the job done. I recommend other oils like Golden Spectro and eventually something like Amsoil or Mobil 1, but as long as the motor oil carries the right API tags its fine. I normallly run K&N oil filters but again, the Fram will dot he trick.

Anyway, if you can change the oil on your car you can do bike.

Then check the following (which should also be laid out very well in your owners manual)

brake fluid
brake pads
coolant level
tire pressure
clutch freeplay
lube the clutch cable at both ends and the levers
check torque on any little bolts that you can see.
also check tightness on your fairing screws
clean, lube, inspect, adjust your chain




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yep, as gasman said...if you can change a car oil a bike is just about the same.

I run castrol GTX in my stuntbike and i've never had an issue. it doesn't have molybdenum in it so it won't burn up your clutch. my last stunter had 23k hard miles on it with that oil and hte stock clutch was just fine and the motor was solid as could be. i recommend using the m1-108 or m1-110 mobil oil filter. it's a car filter but same threadpitch and dimensions of the bike filters. has more media in it than most stock filters and works great.

just be careful putting automotive synthetics, most of those have friction inhibitors like molybdenum in them and will eat up a clutch.
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Ride it to the max at any millage. Id get it serviced asap tho.


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just be careful putting automotive synthetics, most of those have friction inhibitors like molybdenum in them and will eat up a clutch.
Please understand... I didn't say put automotice oil in it. Some automotive stores sell bike specific oil. Murrays does. They sell motorcycle oil for water cooled bikes. It was Valvoline.




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Please understand... I didn't say put automotice oil in it. Some automotive stores sell bike specific oil. Murrays does. They sell motorcycle oil for water cooled bikes. It was Valvoline.
no, but i did
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You should go to the dealer you bought it from. They always put your bike in the front of the line since you just bought it. I bought 4 different bike and they always put it first in line when it comes to a first service. I wouldn't woryy about the extra mile but don't let it go over 1k miles with out the service.
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You should go to the dealer you bought it from. They always put your bike in the front of the line since you just bought it. I bought 4 different bike and they always put it first in line when it comes to a first service. I wouldn't woryy about the extra mile but don't let it go over 1k miles with out the service.
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Change your oil immediately. Then get it to the shop when you can.



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