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:D It got up to around 55 degrees today so I took the R6 out for a ride. I was good and followed the break-in procedures in the owner's manual, sort-of. They say to "avoid extended operation above 7000 RPM for the first 600 miles", but it doesn't say to keep the engine below 7000 RPM the whole time, right? ;) However, I never went above 10 grand and I made sure I varied the RPM and didn't keep it at any one spot for any length of time. I'm going to do my best to make sure this bike gets broken in well so that it will last a long time.

This bike sure is different than that heavy ass katana. :lol: I noticed that it takes a little effort to get the bike to turn in, but once it's turned, it's quite stable and very easy to keep in the turn. I always had to fight the katana to keep it turning. I can't wait to get this bike broken in and out on the track. :D
 

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Captain Morgan said:
:D It got up to around 55 degrees today so I took the R6 out for a ride. I was good and followed the break-in procedures in the owner's manual, sort-of. They say to "avoid extended operation above 7000 RPM for the first 600 miles", but it doesn't say to keep the engine below 7000 RPM the whole time, right? ;) However, I never went above 10 grand and I made sure I varied the RPM and didn't keep it at any one spot for any length of time. I'm going to do my best to make sure this bike gets broken in well so that it will last a long time.

This bike sure is different than that heavy ass katana. :lol: I noticed that it takes a little effort to get the bike to turn in, but once it's turned, it's quite stable and very easy to keep in the turn. I always had to fight the katana to keep it turning. I can't wait to get this bike broken in and out on the track. :D
Come on down to Tally and fly with the Bee!! We'll get that bike broken in correctly!! Then we'll get it out in the forest and see what it'll do!!! :dthumb:
 

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geez i tell ya..he gets a new bike out on 1 ride and already the kat sucks!! :tt:
 

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geez i tell ya..he gets a new bike out on 1 ride and already the kat sucks!! :tt:
That cause he's finally riding a nice bike!!! :sorry: :dthumb:

But that sounds great. You got the idea right on. Don't ride down the h/w at 8K but use the entire RPM range! Don't worry about it! The motor is designed to get the crap kicked out of it!!!
 

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ya, holding a new engine at a steady RPM is worse than running it up to high rpms once in a while...steady RPMs is the worse thing u can do to a new engine wether it be a bike, car or jet engine...just take it easy for a bit, running it up and down the gears and youll be fine in no time.. :dthumb:
 

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i wanted to ride today but im still here stuck at work. man these new hours blow the big one, or in some cases small one.
 

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geez i tell ya..he gets a new bike out on 1 ride and already the kat sucks!! :tt:
You mean to tell me that you didn't dock my posts for that? :lol: Seriously, it is completely different. I enjoyed the Kat for comfortable cruising, but if I wanted to cruise, I'd buy a (gasp) Harley. :lol: I don't want to cruise, and the R6 really wasn't uncomfortable. Granted, I only rode 100 miles and I stopped halfway through to visit with my parents, but the R6 really was not uncomfortable. And it actually has power when you want it, not like the poor Kat that had to be above 8K to have any power and then it ran out at 11K. Your 750 might be different than my 600, but believe me, I'm not sorry I made the switch. ;) I know you're just ragging on me, though.

Oh, and I can't remember who made the comment earlier in my research, but someone had said they read the R6 was really "buzzy" between 4 and 8K. The only time I noticed any vibration was right at 7K. The rest of the time it was fine, and it was in the 4-8K range for most of the ride.
 

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Need4Speed750 said:
geez i tell ya..he gets a new bike out on 1 ride and already the kat sucks!! :tt:
:lol: :lol: :lol: thats tight
 

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ya, holding a new engine at a steady RPM is worse than running it up to high rpms once in a while...steady RPMs is the worse thing u can do to a new engine wether it be a bike, car or jet engine...just take it easy for a bit, running it up and down the gears and youll be fine in no time.. :dthumb:
flame on if you whant but i whant to know why you shouldent keep it at one rpm range i would think that would be better then up and down with rpm's for the breakin period
 

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You want to give the engine several heat and cool cycles, for one thing. Do a search on engine break-in and you'll find basically the same thing. There are pretty much two arguments. One is to wring it out from the beginning, and the other is to take it easy for a certain amount of miles. Every owner's manual will tell you how to break in an engine. And everyone agrees on one thing, don't keep it at a set RPM for any length of time. Vary your speed constantly.
 

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okay i gotcha
 

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Here is an article that claims the owner's manual way is bad. http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

I didn't follow this, but I also didn't go too easy on the engine. I did have several bursts of acceleration followed by deceleration. I didn't change the oil after the first 20 miles because I wasn't exactly at home, but I have planned from the beginning to change it at 100, which is where it's at now.
 

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ive heard those two arguments before and i was told that on dirt you whant to beat the engines ass as much as you can the first 6 hours ( for 2 strokes at least but i dont know what is the "correct way"

i amagin the manual is the one that you should go by because they do all the testing and stuff
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bulldogdefensivetacl said:
i amagin the manual is the one that you should go by because they do all the testing and stuff
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Well, the guy in the link I posted would disagree with that. But who's to know for sure? I'm sure I was too easy on my bike for his tastes, but I also didn't completely baby it.
 

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well i havent read the other way of thinking yet (reasons why) but the extreme breakin does make sence and even though it says 4 strokes i think it applys to 2 strokes too
 

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Well, the guy in the link I posted would disagree with that. But who's to know for sure? I'm sure I was too easy on my bike for his tastes, but I also didn't completely baby it.
i was just going to say that you did like a mix of the two and that is what i think i will do when i get my bike but i have to read a little more first
 

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I put about a 1000 on mine, but it was in the back of my truck.....:lol:
:lol: Glad that you got it. Now post up pics. ;)
 

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Captain Morgan said:
Here is an article that claims the owner's manual way is bad. http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

I didn't follow this, but I also didn't go too easy on the engine. I did have several bursts of acceleration followed by deceleration. I didn't change the oil after the first 20 miles because I wasn't exactly at home, but I have planned from the beginning to change it at 100, which is where it's at now.

That is the secret to a long and happy life!! I have posted on this forum before...The manual don't mean sh!t. You know how you have been riding your bike, there are times, when I have been particularly aggressive, I will change the oil after a trip. I rode to Daytona and back one weekend and I rode the Bee 100+ every chance I got. When I got home I changed the oil, and it looked like 3000 mile oil after 500 miles. Right now, with the temps in mid 30's at night with 85 % humidity, everything outside is wet, I am changing oil once a month. Bottom line...oil and filters are cheap, engines are not. Change it at 100, 600 and 1000 miles and check it for metal and fluids.
 
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