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I have been hiding in the bushes eavesdropping in this forum for awhile now. I could no longer resist the urge so I pulled the trigger and bought new a 09 Green Versys today. I will be picking it up on Friday or Saturday. I did a lot of research and came to the conclusion that for the money this bike is hard to beat. I have had many bikes in my life but I will be 48 in Sept. and decided on something more practical. The pros far outweigh the cons from what I can tell from all my research. Never got to ride one yet but I am stoked about trying it out anyway. What do you guys think about the motoman break-in method?
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I like the motoman method but being new(last time 25 yrs. ago) to riding it was necessary for me to be broken in more gradually than perhaps the bike. I stuck loosely to the manual procedure and relearned how to ride well slowly. Remembering to squeeze the tank between the knees and thighs as I became more aggressive. Mainly hold on tight and don't let her jump outta your hands! I didn't lose my license the first week and I'm still alive to ride another day...lets all be careful out there eh! Sometimes its more important to concentrate on driving, than where the revs are at!

Nice colour choice by the way, I'm green too!...ENJOY...and don't forget to weigh in on the fastest colour poll thread

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Congrats on getting the fast green one and welcome aboard!!


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2009 Lime green Versys
Baldwin reg. saddle w/lime grn. thread and gel insert
Hepco & Becker crash bars
Givi side carriers w/ E21's
Fenda Extenda
Motowerk foot peg lowering blocks & mirror extenders
cut tail fender
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Alaskan Leather Pillion 1 buttpad (trip use only)
Sw-Motech 20mm riser

Versys gone..replace with Victory Hammer
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What do you guys think about the motoman break-in method?


I think the full throttle / engine braking pulls, and keeping the RPMs varied while cruising is good for the rings. From what I understand, the manufacturer break-in rev limit is more to seat the valves; rather than much to do with rings, bearings or the like. I differ from Motoman about changing the oil so frequent and soon while new. If an oil filter cant protect you til the 1st service @ 600 miles, then what good is it?

I'm flogging mine a bit, just not spending any appreciable time over 4krpm until my 1st service. Then it's riding as normal.

Oh, and welcome. I'm new too, just picked up my green '09 this Monday ;-)

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