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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 07-16-2011, 07:14 PM Thread Starter
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First ride and break in

So I picked up my FZ8 this morning and immediately rode 100 miles making sure that I varied the RPM and never above 9 grand and most of the time below 5. . Overall I am thoroughly impressed with the bike and love the midrange hit. It is smoother than I remembered and great in the twisties. Still have that burning exhaust smell but again I absolutely love it.

My plan is to keep varying the RPM's and do my best to keep it below 5 grand most of the time and never above 10 for the first 500 miles and then after that let her rip... I know break in procedures vary greatly and the topic is almost as bad as talking about oil but what have you done or doing and has anyone seen any issues?
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-28-2011, 01:32 PM
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I go very conservative on the break-in. Put the first 130 miles on never going above 7000 rpm then changed the oil with 10-40 Yamalube dino oil. Went the next 130 miles never going above 8500 rpm then changed oil to Motul 300v 10-40. Then went next 400 miles staying below 9000 rpm and changed oil again with Motul 300v. Then at that point I considered her fully broken in and ready to go - and she goes!
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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-28-2011, 03:31 PM
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Drove mine up over 10,000 rpm from the first ride, just never held it wide open for more than a second. Changed oil and filter used 20w50 Yamalube dino oil at 1000 km. Now its vrooom ,vrooom all the way up to red line, yahoo.

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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-28-2011, 09:20 PM
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Changed oil at 500 miles for Repsol 10/40, then again at 1000 with the same and again at 1500. Then switch to full synthetic and change at 4000 and every 3 after that.
With regards to thrashing, I did keep it below 6K for the first 500, then below 7.5K for another 250, then the gloves came off. I believe that modern engines are built so well, that prolonged breakins are unnesesary as long as you flush them with regular oil changes. I have found that if you "baby" a motor too long, it will not want to rev as freely as one that is worked well.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-29-2011, 02:03 AM
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I'm probably the only one in the universe who followed the owner’s manual break-in recommendations:

0-1000 km (0-600 mi) Avoid prolonged operation above 5800 rpm. After 1000 km (600 mi) of operation, the engine oil must be changed and the oil filter replaced.

1000-1600 km (600-1000 mi) Avoid prolonged operation above 6900 rpm.

I’m now at 1000 miles so “Now its vrooom ,vrooom all the way up to red line, yahoo.”
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