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Help with Versys break in please

Hello. This is my first new bike, could someone please tell me how to properly break in the bike, no one goes by the manual anymore because of updated technology and I was not home when my bike was delivered so just looking for some help on this. Thanks.
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Yes, so in other words, ride normally and change oil around 50 miles and I should be ok? I read about the hard break in but just didn't know what to believe out there, thanks.

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Ride normally as you would a fully broken-in engine, without any concerns. Gradually run it harder and faster through its paces, varying loads and rpm's regularly. Do the first oil change after the first day of riding. You'll be glad you did when you see what comes out. Use a quality 10W-40 non-synthetic motorcycle oil for the first oil change...
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Ride normally as you would a fully broken-in engine, without any concerns. Gradually run it harder and faster through its paces, varying loads and rpm's regularly. Do the first oil change after the first day of riding. You'll be glad you did when you see what comes out. Use a quality 10W-40 non-synthetic motorcycle oil for the first oil change...
Great, thanks and I appreciate the reply.
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I took in all the different opinions, as well as the manufacturer's recommendations, and came up with the break in drills I do on my new bikes.

The reality is if you are an average rider, you will never put enough miles on the bike to ever realize if your break in method had any impact on the performance or longevity of the engine.

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I will be breaking in my bike too as soon as the weather warms up a bit. In changing the oil at 50 miles should the oil filter be changed as well?
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I will be breaking in my bike too as soon as the weather warms up a bit. In changing the oil at 50 miles should the oil filter be changed as well?
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Thanks! Spring please hurry up.
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