"5) Some say within the first 20 miles (make sure you warm up the engine) to accelerate a few times pretty hard. Loading the rings is not a bad idea."
I have a nice LONG downhill two lane just about a mile from where I live.Within the first 20 miles I always take my new bikes and start at the top,open her up firmly but gently to about 8-9K rpms,then shut the throttle and let her engine brake down through the gears and such.I do this about 4-5 times.Each time increasing the rpms by about 1k.Then just cruise and accelerate briskly during the first 100 or so miles.At around 150 miles I'll change the oil and run her on up to about 10,11K a few times and back down.Using brisk but smooth throttle applications.After a day or so of this,I change oil again and basically,that's it.Up and down the rev range increasing rpms each time.Within about 4 days she's at 600 something miles.Then it's ride her like she's broken in.Never had any engine issues doing it like this.Plenty of power.
I think the worst thing one could probably do at the beginning is drive in too low rpm ranges.That's what I've read and it makes sense.Give er the gas,but just don't ask too much at the first.Gotta feel the motor working it's way to glory!They run these motors up to the limiter on a dyno before ever clearing em for sale.That's what that bar code is.YOUR motor info,in case something happens.
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