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Breakin for new bikes

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Here's a site i found when researching alternative motorcycle filters.
It's a good read on motorcycle breakin procedures.

to summarize: vary the rpm's for the first 50 miles, then change oil/filter. Ride hard again for next 100-200 miles, change oil/filter. then it's good to go...

This is how i broke in my 1992 zx7 to get it ready for the track. I had a few weeks to get a showroom bike to track readiness. I started racing it at around 250 miles on the odometer.

I also did this with my wife's 2003 Chev Suburban. The oil change tech thought I was nuts to be changing oil/filter at 100, 500, then 1000 miles.

here's the oil filter cross reference:

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well i wont be going that route with my bike.

Im changing at 500 miles and then every 2k after that.

with cars...esp commuter vehicles (non sports cars).....theres is no need to change the oil before 3k. changing the oil on ur 03 chevy at 100,500,1000 was just a waste of $$$ and time. not to mention most vehicles ....2000-present....dont have a "real" breakin schedule...they are set to go for the most part straight out of the lot.

the only car that I have made a hard attempt to breakin over the past 5 my 02 M3....didnt want to chance messing that up....esp with the high winding motor....and my thoughts were burned through its first oil setup after only 1500 miles....than after that it has been fine.
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