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post #1 of 11 Old 08-10-2019, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
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Sure would like to ride my new bike

I just got back last night from a 2 day bike acquisition mission in Georgia, got this new 2018 gsxs ( woo hoo ! ).
Always a fun event. Haven't ridden it at all yet, just removed the tank stickers and getting ready to replace the white crap on the chain with something that won't gum up everything nearby.
Oh dear, was that thunder I heard?

My bike: Current weather: Maybe tomorrow...
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Your going to love that bike, got the same color


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Didn’t you already have a GSXS?
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Didnít you already have a GSXS?
Yep, I had the exact same model and traded it in on a gsxr, which I like but miss the gsxs for its comfort and general ease of operation, plus I want to do the exhaust and reflash since I like to tinker.
Lately I sold my ktm 1290 so decided to return to the gsxs
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Yep, I had the exact same model and traded it in on a gsxr, which I like but miss the gsxs for its comfort and general ease of operation, plus I want to do the exhaust and reflash since I like to tinker.
Lately I sold my ktm 1290 so decided to return to the gsxs
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I finally got to ride today, tried in the AM and started getting sprinkled almost immediately, came home after 18 miles and ominous clouds.

Went again about 7 PM and now have a big 56 miles on the odo

Hate these fricken break in miles, but nice to be reminded why I like these bikes !
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The break in is a long debated subject ... best article I read in one of the bike mags, Sport Rider or Cycle World, etc. had a great comparison. Took 2 brand new 4 cylinder bikes, zero miles, and one they broke in according to manufacturers recommendations, the other rode flat out with no concern for “keeping it under 6,000 rpm”. After X amount of miles, they disassembled both motors and took various measurements of wear. There was no discernible difference between one or the other.

It was the best conclusive article on the subject I have seen. So don’t be so kind to your new bike! Gas it and enjoy!
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I think the break in period does extend past the motor. The biggest part is the Rider.
Some people just don't run in the tyres, and ride with careless abandon. Suspension is another thing that beds in after a fair while.
The 'getting-to -know-you' period is to be enjoyed and careful running in keeps the 'just new' feeling of 'something more is to come' that little bit longer.

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Yeah, I like to take a middle of the road approach between the factory warnings and the ride it like you stole it school of thought, I won't hit redline much for the first couple hundred miles anyway.

I also find it's annoying the bike usually doesn't run and shift as well until it has a thousand or so miles on it, though.

I wouldn't even buy a new bike if I could find a decent used one when I want it., but my taste in bikes makes it hard to do.
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Yep, I had the exact same model and traded it in on a gsxr, which I like but miss the gsxs for its comfort and general ease of operation, plus I want to do the exhaust and reflash since I like to tinker.
Lately I sold my ktm 1290 so decided to return to the gsxs
Congrats and welcome back... Quick question? Which version of the 1290 did you have?

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2013 Honda F6B
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