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Break-In ?

What are the break in procedues ?

I'm a KLR guy and rememberer something keep revs under 4k for 500 miles

Is the Versys the same ?

What about stator output ?,,can you run heated gear ?,,Aux Lights ?

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What are the break in procedues ?



I'm a KLR guy and rememberer something keep revs under 4k for 500 miles



Is the Versys the same ?



What about stator output ?,,can you run heated gear ?,,Aux Lights ?



Thanks


The answer is somewhere between those two very similar advice videos.

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Just ride your bike and don't maintenance any speed curve for long.

The bike output should be able to handle standard Aux fitting.

enjoy your ride- Be safe.
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I highly recommend you follow the break in instructions in your manual.
Failure to do so may cost you if there is a warranty issue that crops up.

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I highly recommend you follow the break in instructions in your manual.

Failure to do so may cost you if there is a warranty issue that crops up.
How could they possibly know whether or not the procedure was followed?

The way my dealership explained things to me, don't lug it and don't wring it out for the first 500 miles. Fasteddie has a 50 mile procedure that seems to have served him well.

Both of the videos (from fairly reputable sources) say that the whole break in thing with modern manufacturing is essentially bunk.

But, I mean, you aren't hurting anything by following any particular procedure... Kind of like going to church when you don't believe in a god, right?
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My dealership say this when they bring motorbike to me:
First 800km don't go more than 6000rpm, second 800km don't go more than 8000 rpm.
I read whole manual before first ride, and I see that manual say first 800km maximum 4000rpm second 800km max 6000 rpm.

So I use middle:

First 800km no more than 5000 rpm, second 800km no more than 7000 rpm.
Everything is OK with bike, I change in breaking period a lot of time gears. From 1-6 and from 6-1. Going to place where is really low traffic, and then from 1-6 and from 6-1 about 20 minutes riding like that, and than normal ride.
Near my home it is little hill where I can ride uphill in little bigger rpm, and for downhill I use only engine braking.

That is how I drived my baby in breaking period

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The whole break-in process is a hold over from when manufacturing tolerances were ‘about there should do’ and dino oil was best one could get. These days it is more about the rider learning the bike and lawyers trying to reduce liability.

Personally, I’d warm up the engine by riding conservatively for about 10 min, then ride it “like I stole it” for an hour or so. Hard acceleration and engine braking, with many full throttle pulls to the red line. Then change the oil and filter, using full synthetic MA2 rated oil (like Motul 7100) and a good filter. Also add a magnet to the oil drain plug while it is out.

Then enjoy a healthy engine that runs strong and clean.

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Anyone remember when Castrol was the oil to avoid during a rebuild break-in? Something about it being too slippery, if I recall correctly.

Not sure, though... That was before my entry into the profession.

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As you can see, there’s a “range” of ideas on how to break in an engine.

Personally, I’d follow the manufacture recommendations.

That served me well with my Yamaha FZ6 that I owned from new, 2006 - 2019. Covered 46,000 miles and the engine never missed a beat. Sold it to buy the 2015 Versys 650 LT earlier this year.

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