New to Kawasaki Versys
After about a 30 year break from motorcycling I went out and purchased a new 2018 Versys 1000 LT. I did rent bikes here and there a few times last year but now looking forward to doing some light touring on my own Versys.
I am 6'2, 49 years young (minus some back pain and joint pain, LOL) and was happy to find a bike which fits me. I rode her home last weekend and only have 40 miles right now.
Any suggestions on proper engine break-in?
From what I read in the Kawasaki manual and from YouTube, there seems to be difference of opinion on proper engine break-in.
Kawasaki - manual states not to go above 4000 RPM for the first 100 miles or so and then start to take the RPMs a bit higher as the mileage goes up.
YouTube - mostly states to ride the bike on streets normally in every gear. Up shift\down shift but NOT to red line and not to hold on one RMP for a long time like for a example a highway ride. Do this for the first hour then allow the bike to cool off and do it again, all this to allow the piston rings to seal properly.
Rode home on streets for an hour shifting to every gear up and down taking to about 6000 RPM in all gears but the 1st.
Have not had a chance to ride since getting her home.
Thinking about taking the bike out for another hour ride and wanted to get some advice from you good folks on what approach did you take for engine break-in period.
I am very excited to be back ridding on my OWN bike again!