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post #1 of 31 Old 11-28-2015, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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Running in the Bike

I have ordered the new bike and hopefully it will be here in a couple of days ( I got the Blue one with the fairing, the fastest one btw ) and never having a new bike before i was wondering how you guys ran in your bike.

Just simply riding it easy and without red lining it and going through the gears and rev range for a thousand k's keeping the highway k's to a limit or does any one else have any other ways.

Also how does the bike feel when new and after the run in period or a period of time, does it all feel like it has freed up a bit ie gearbox, brakes suspension or just the same,

I'm probably just asking the obvious here but would like any other opinions as i do only get one chance to do it and would like to do it right
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A controversial question. This is a good place to start:
Break In Secrets--How To Break In New Motorcycle and Car Engines For More Power

The most important ride is the first one; so plan it well.

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I have ordered the new bike and hopefully it will be here in a couple of days ( I got the Blue one with the fairing, the fastest one btw ) and never having a new bike before i was wondering how you guys ran in your bike.

Just simply riding it easy and without red lining it and going through the gears and rev range for a thousand k's keeping the highway k's to a limit or does any one else have any other ways.
Just follow the manual. The engineers who design and build your engine know exactly what is required. There is no need to second-guess them.
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Cheers guys a big help and peace of mind
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Good thing about this bike is that it's plenty fast enough in the lower revs to be entertaining.
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Everyone talks about the engine but I'd like to add be careful of the brakes.
Mine were awful when taking the bike out of the show room.

Shiney pads and shiny discs, I was used to one finger stopping power with my previous bike. I over shot the junction and ran 4 feet out into the road leaving the car park!
They were good enough if you used your whole hand, and now they have bedded in I'm much more pleased with them, just go careful until you are used to them
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Should've used the rear brake instead.
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It was nearly front brake, rear brake, feet down, jump off and get in front of it. A couple of seconds of an OH Sh!T moment.
Fortunately, no traffic and no one saw me so no harm done

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.....no one saw me so no harm done
That's the most important one!
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Makes you wonder if the Dealer even did a test ride before delivery if the brakes were that bad initially?
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