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Up to 500 miles keep below 5700 rpm.
" " 1000 miles " " 8600 rpm
Then keep below 11500 rpm
And then the usual stuff like don't let the engine labour at low revs, and vary the engine speed ie don't sit on the Motorway at constant speed for miles on end.
 

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lol didn't take long for this subject to come up again :) and again the same dude is quoted :)

if you read any forum for any bike you will find a link to this guys stuff

i have read all his stuff and i can say he does know how to put an argument.

note: i am not saying he is right or wrong and i'm keeping my opinion to myself on this one. All i will say is changing the oil and filter early cant do any harm whatever method you choose to use.
 

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lol didn't take long for this subject to come up again :) and again the same dude is quoted :)

if you read any forum for any bike you will find a link to this guys stuff

i have read all his stuff and i can say he does know how to put an argument.

note: i am not saying he is right or wrong and i'm keeping my opinion to myself on this one. All i will say is changing the oil and filter early cant do any harm whatever method you choose to use.
I like to think that a happy middle ground is where the best results lay. Yes you don't want to overburdern a still tight motor and gearbox, but you also need the high revs to help bed the rings and what not.

Not to conservative, not to reckless :D;)
 

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I'm not saying that there's a right or wrong way to run an engine in, but i've seen enough program's on satalite telly about high performance car and bike engines, and with modern engineering, materials and extremely tight tolerances, there doesn't appear to be the need to "bed in an engine" like in the old days. I have seen both an Audi RS8 and MV Agusta engine taken up through the rev range and red lined to ensure they meet running standards before the vehicle was then packaged and shipped out. So my view is ride it as you would any other, just don't labour the engine at constant speed in one gear for any length of time to start with ( avoids glazing of the cylinders ) and don't have it bouncing off the limiter for the first X amount of hundred miles, just to keep within warranty requirements. Enjoy, as i will be, once it arrives.

These are just my views and i have no technical authority to back them up. :)
 

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Dekker has answered.
:)
That said, I believe in hard usage from day one.
I tested the rev limiter on the way from the dealer and have done some acceleration tests (VBOX) during the first 1000km. Confirming that it really does 0-200km/h under 9 secs. :)
But as I have no desire to loose my driving licence most driving is quite easy for the Gixxus and *well* inside the factory recommandations for "run in".
 

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Up to 500 miles keep below 5700 rpm.
That's going to kill me but I will follow the manual. I believe the people who design and build your engine know exactly what is required. No need for me to second-guess them.
 

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Stromer wrote.
That's going to kill me but I will follow the manual. I believe the people who design and build your engine know exactly what is required. No need for me to second-guess them.
5700rpm is good for 82 mph so it's not too bad :)
 

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To me the most difficult to assess is what (max) acceleration to apply.
"They" say a new engine better runs in without excessive accelaration.
 

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oops i may have gone quicker than that, to be honest i just ride as i always do the bikes are so fast now you have trouble keeping them in the upper revs anyway!!
 

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Rode a Norton last year that had only been built the day before and they said ride it like you would normally just don't thrash it!
 

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Rode a Norton last year that had only been built the day before and they said ride it like you would normally just don't thrash it!
Who is they? What do the engineers who design and build the engine say? That's who I would listen n.
 

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Nice roads! They look in pretty good condition too, over here your likely to find a broken surface around a bend waiting to catch you out :(
 

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It's the only road here onto a mountain that's quiet good u just have to watch out for people with bikes. Surprisingly this day wasn't as much bikers as usual. Other roads here are a disaster u can't record or drive nicely - too much shaking bcs of broken surface (and too much police and too high penalties for speeding.):(
Miss good old days(pedal to the metal);)>:D
 
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