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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 10-11-2010, 06:24 PM Thread Starter
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I did my first oil change at 505 miles and just wanted some input on getting on the highway . ... I plain on riding at 6,000 to 7,000 rpms for extended periods of time... 70mph seem to slow i'm a 85 mph rider and like going long distance.. Can i do that now or should i wait and put more miles on it before i beat the snot out of it..?????????
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I'd give it a few hundred more until you start really going... At 7k, mine is just now getting that fully worn-in feeling!
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You're at 505 miles now? Don't wait any longer to use your full rev range. Just try to keep varying loads and rpm's... I gave it a good gradual break-in and was doing acceleration runs up to redline by 100 miles instead of by 20 miles. It does get even getter by 7000 miles.

http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
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I started using all the rpms since the first 40 miles were on it.... now i want to go for some long rides with all day riding at Highway speeds ... just wondering if that would be ok with only 600 miles on it.....
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Flog it man, what are you waiting for? Ride it like you stole it.
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I just meant that its important to continue varying the RPMS and not go out at 6k for two hours straight.... (as if there were a place to do that here. )
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