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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-14-2019, 06:49 PM Thread Starter
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Bobber black break in period behaviour

First bike owned from new

Sounds like a daft subject, however what's the rule of thumb? no red lining , which I get ...


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Motorcyclist Magazine wrote an article about the myth of break-in periods. Conclusion was that (unless the bike has a 15k RPM redline) it didn’t make a lick of difference. Seems the break-in procedure is a vestige of by-gone days when metallurgy, machining tolerances, and fluids weren’t what they are today. It also makes sense to go easy on any new bike until you’re comfortable with it.

I stopped paying attention to break-in during the 90s and have yet to have a problem. YMMV.
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That will do me Mikey. Let the good times roll 😂👍👍
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I’ve had about 15 new bikes in my life and at least 20 new cars. I stopped with the break in procedure about 15 years ago. The only thing that needs breaking in are tires and brakes!
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I completely agree with Kilyung & Jaymz.

Iíve also owned more than a few new bikes and only bed-in the brakes and tires (foolish not to!)
Iíve yet to have a mechanical issue, but have always warmed up my bikes properly before setting off and donít use full throttle for the first few minutes. But once up to operating temp, I use any amount of throttle I feel like.

**Personally, I try to avoid prolonged motorway stints or fixed revs in any gear for a long period; I try to stir the gearbox + engine as much as possible during the first 1000KM. City riding is perfect for that. Then I change the oil+filter and am done with ďrunning inĒ the bike. But even during this 1000km, I use the full range of the bikes power and donít baby it, as long as itís at operating temperature.
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Many thanks guys

The bibber service intervals is good .
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I’ve had about 15 new bikes in my life and at least 20 new cars. I stopped with the break in procedure about 15 years ago. The only thing that needs breaking in are tires and brakes!
Definitely be careful with new tires. Other than that, enjoy your bike. Don't beat it to death but don't baby it either.

My personal break in procedure is to go for a ride in the country where I get a lot of stops and starts on and off the throttle.

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First bike owned from new

Sounds like a daft subject, however what's the rule of thumb? no red lining , which I get ...


Anything else ?
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Ref the new tyres bit... I once had a bike in for its annual test, and the place were a bike tyre specialist too. It was a greasy winter day, and they were just finishing off replacing the tyres on a Triumph Sprint ST. I heard the proprietor say to the guy to go very gently for at least 50 miles after he had paid and was about to leave.

Five minutes later same Sprint ST was back with busted plastic, having given it too much wellie about 200 yards away...He tried to blame the tyre fitting...

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With brand new tires you have mold release on the tires, very slippery!
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