The owners manual gives the exact break-in and I would reccomend doing it by the book. Alot of people blow it off and I have seen bikes with less than five thousand miles blowing blue smoke out of the exhaust.
Follow the recommended break in procedure outlined in the owners manual. Don't baby her too much, but don't pound the shit out of her right away either. For the first 200mi., go easy. Gradually increase the rpms after that. Make sure to vary your rpms a lot.
Follow the manual. Accelerate hard, downshift when slowing down. For at least the first 200 miles always vary the rpm. I usually drain the oil after 200 miles, too (lot's of nasty metal bits floating around in there). Let's hook up for a ride sometime!
heat cycle the motor... before you even ride it, warm it up and let it cool down completely a couple times, when you ride it, dont lug it around at high load, low rpm, vary the revs and the engine loads, every so often, briskly take it high in the rev range, but not WFO.. and by all means dont go take a long highway cruise to break it in, its important to let it cool off (about 1 hour running, 1 hour cooling) and its important to vary engine loads and revs... basically you are polishing the internal parts, the better the polish, the lower the friction... my buddy took some new parts and looked at them under a microscope and you can see the roughness on the surface under magnification, but a broken in part is visibly smoother under the glass.. id change the oil at 300, then at 600 miles as well... use dino oil for the first 3000 after breakin, then get some synth...
I'm breaking in an '04 1K ...... breaking in on the more aggressive side, keeping the oil fresh....... running Diesel 15W40 for the first 1500 miles or so.... going full synthetic at 2000 miles...... so far so good...... Cheers ! Les
I broke in my 05 1k according to the book and it seemed alright last year but I took it out of storage this year warmed it up and the gave it a couple of revs and now its puffing a bit of blue smoke when coming down off the rpms, I have 5000 miles on it now, any idea what the problem is and why.
have any of you used that moto usa way to break in your new k6 this year or even a k5...this is my first new bike that i have to break in and i dont wanna f it up...i like the way it sounds, cause its how ive always learned to break in car motors, break em in hard, theyll run harder later, obvi meaning not beating on them, but def pushing the pedal down...wondering if any of you had as much sucess with his method as he says it gives
no im not buying a used one, im being a new k6 600...i just asked about anyone breaking in a k5 that way also because that bike would be a year old now and theyd know how it really worked using that moto usa way
Yeh that's what I reckon , I got 620 miles on my 750 k5 and first service on Friday , I have run it medium to hard on and of giving things time to cool, but haven't gone above 8000 yet , I want to get rid of that high suspension running in oil first with all the shit in it , then I think it will be moderate to hard riding up to around 11000, then at 1000m I will give it another oil and filter change myself, then I'll ride it like I stole it, within reason, cops don't like bikers around here so they don't cut you any slack, They like nothing more than making sure you rack up points.
Talk about piss on your chips:cursing
My riding pal don't help reckons he's the king of Wheelie / stoppies but then he does ride a blade , no accounting for taste
Run that thing like a raped ape.. you will get alot of answers as to how you should break in your bike but if you want to read a good article about it, here you go .. http://mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm It really is the best way to break in your ride.