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    BEING NEW TO THIS PLANET I would love to know what peoples break in experiences are. Please give me advice about what steps to take and what ones to avoid. I am picking up a new TLR this week and this is my first new bike with 0 miles on it. I want to do it right because I hope to keep this for a while.

    Thanks in advance.

    Also thanks for all the great comments on my post 2 days ago.
    I'm so slow I think I'm first!!!!!!!

  • #2
    LMAO at your sig line

    1. Warm up bike
    2. Beat shit out of brand new bike
    3. Change oil/filter
    4. Enjoy new beast

    Read up on Motoman's Break-In It will all make sense soon
    I'll be heading to the dyno after my rims get here I'm hoping for 128-130 hp

    Congrats too!
    TLOTM:
    May 2003
    August 2004

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    • #3
      Ride it in the twisties. Roll on the throttle, use some rpm, up to 7,500 or so. Load the engine to seat the rings, then let it rev down unloaded to cool. Twisty roads are great for this.

      I bought my TLS used with 2K miles. They guy never rode it and the oil smelled gassy when I changed it. Took it up the mountain and rode it. End of problem.

      Do not drag race the thing in the 1st 500 miles but then again, do not baby it either.

      Modern engines are very durable and tight these days. You won't hurt it by riding it with a bit of gusto.

      Enjoy your new bike and welcome to TLP!
      "The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore, all progress depends on the unreasonable man." - George Bernard Shaw

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      • #4


        The important thing is the cooling cycles and loading/unloading the engine. Don't take it to redline, but don't lug the motor either. Also, don't stay at a certain RPM for extended periods.

        I had to do most of my breakin on the highway, so I'd do quick speed bursts then slow down. I probably looked like an idiot to the cages around me

        Oh, and don't wait until 500 or 1000 miles to change the oil, I changed mine at 100, 500 then 1200.
        SOLD! 2002 Suzuki TL1000R - Blue/White
        Two Brothers Exhaust - YAFMS Remap - Ohlins Rear Shock - FSMD Undertail - Rear Hugger - No-Cut Frame Sliders - Custom Airbrushed Solo Tail Cowl

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        • #5
          Great response you guys are all great to newbies!!!

          I will keep that in mind and break her in good.
          I'm so slow I think I'm first!!!!!!!

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          • #6
            Motoman's web site

            http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

            You'd think a "mod" with awesome powers like SD would post the link.. But NOooooo.. I have to do it...
            I've got a huge penis, You've got a huge penis, even Tim over there, yup you guessed it, huge penis. Good, now that that's out of the way, let's go ride

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            • #7
              Bill


              If you'll notice the time stamp, it was 5:41 this morning after a long night at work I did what I could:dunno

              TLOTM:
              May 2003
              August 2004

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              • #8
                Originally posted by TLSBill
                Motoman's web site

                http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
                Yup, I'm with TLSBill. Did a hybrid combo of this technique and the 'Zook method. All's fine and dandy.
                2001 TLS
                Full M4, PCII, K&N Air Filter, SS Lines, 16T Front Sprocket, 180 Rear, HammerIT DB Screen, NWS Hugger

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TLSBill
                  Motoman's web site
                  http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
                  Personally, I don't agree with motoman .. and I've been breaking in A LOT of motors the last two years. I do mine the way "The Crusher" said and they look pretty damn good when I pull them apart.

                  (one might ask .. "Why are you pulling them apart so often if your break-in technique is so good?" I would offer a two word answer .. "Ferrea & JE")
                  MRA Rider Rep; '99, '03, & '05 MRA SuperTwins GTO champ; Big Stick Racing

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