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break in period question..

during the first 500 miles what does 4,000 r/min rpm translate 2 in mph

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It depends on which gear you're in, of course. Also, gear for gear, the RPM will result in the same speeds after the first 500 miles as during those first 500.
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It depends on which gear you're in, of course. Also, gear for gear, the RPM will result in the same speeds after the first 500 miles as during those first 500.
Okay so, what aprox speed would the Versys do at 4K RPMs on 6th gear, on a normal sunny day, flat road and a rider of about 160lbs.

The other day someone posted a picture of the tach while they were riding, not much details were given, but the versys speedo read 49mph at 3K RPM.

I would at assume that at under normal conditions, nothing extreme, the Versys would do 60mph at 4K RPM on 6th gear.

Hope that helps...

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More like 50.

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for me 4000 rpm = 55mph on flat level ground in 6th gear.
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Take this for what it's worth. I work at a dealership that has been in business for 35 years selling the same lines. We have never seen an engine/tranny failure due to improper break-in. Neither have we had oil leaks, vacuum leaks, caliper failure, or fuel system problems due to improper break-in. Now that being said, I have seen 2 recent ID-10-T situations where sport bikes were bought & raced the same day. Needless to say, that didn't workout well. The last 2 bikes I had I ran them like I drove them on a daily basis from the start. I have had no problems.
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I can concour with that....

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Take this for what it's worth. I work at a dealership that has been in business for 35 years selling the same lines. We have never seen an engine/tranny failure due to improper break-in. Neither have we had oil leaks, vacuum leaks, caliper failure, or fuel system problems due to improper break-in. Now that being said, I have seen 2 recent ID-10-T situations where sport bikes were bought & raced the same day. Needless to say, that didn't workout well. The last 2 bikes I had I ran them like I drove them on a daily basis from the start. I have had no problems.
I can concour with that 100%....

I once heard, technology is so high and engines are so well cut these days that the engine comes already broken in from factory, that used to be more of a factor on Henry Fords days no now.

As long as you don't abuse your engine doing 80 miles on 1st gear right as you roll out the dealer, if you don't do that, you should be fine.

My last two new bikes I rode them normally from day one, exactly as I would ride it everyday after and so far those have been the most two realiable bikes I have had.

I would not be too much concern about keeping a new engine under 50 all the time. As long as you don't push it too much on the lower gears, you can pretty much go as fast as you want on 6th gear.

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I agree with these ideas.

I don't break anything in anymore. I wait until the engine is warm then I enjoy myself. I won't throttle a cold engine.

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I agree with these ideas.

I don't break anything in anymore. I wait until the engine is warm then I enjoy myself. I won't throttle a cold engine.

Agreed.
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Okay so, what aprox speed would the Versys do at 4K RPMs on 6th gear, on a normal sunny day, flat road and a rider of about 160lbs.

The other day someone posted a picture of the tach while they were riding, not much details were given, but the versys speedo read 49mph at 3K RPM.

I would at assume that at under normal conditions, nothing extreme, the Versys would do 60mph at 4K RPM on 6th gear.

Hope that helps...
4,000 RPM in 6th is 56 MPH INDICATED, but only 52 MPH ACTUAL.

For "break-in" - RIDE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT - then change the oil and filter at 600 miles and again at 1200. That's how I broke mine in, and it works GREAT, burns NO oil, and gets 55 MPG.
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for me 4000 rpm = 55mph on flat level ground in 6th gear.
Hey, I got the same indicated speed even when I'm going down a steep hill. So I tried it while going up a steep hill...still the same.... what gives??
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Hey, I got the same indicated speed even when I'm going down a steep hill. So I tried it while going up a steep hill...still the same.... what gives??
Your bike is defective. You need to contact the NHTSA immediately and complain.


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Hey, I got the same indicated speed even when I'm going down a steep hill. So I tried it while going up a steep hill...still the same.... what gives??
You must not have the optional CVT.


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The thing I have read to watch out for during the breakin period, more than the RPM limit, is running at the same RPM for long periods. Most everyone seems to agrees that you need to exceed the 4,000 RPM for short periods during the breakin period.

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[QUOTE=hacktracker;23344]You must not have the optional CVT.

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OH NO! Not the dreaded CVT?!?!?!!?!?
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You must not have the optional CVT.

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OH NO! Not the dreaded CVT?!?!?!!?!?
i got my v with cvt......they are hard to find....if u locate one go for it !!!......just twist & go !!!!
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put it through its paces

Ride the bike as you plan to ride it after break in, just try to avoid staying at the same RPM for an extended period of time.
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