How fast did you break in a motorcycle?

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How fast did you break in a motorcycle?

#1 Unread post by scooter12 » Sat May 18, 2013 10:13 pm

See, my wife has a little over 100 miles on her Honda Rebel.. Had it 6 months.. She wants to break it in right, but don't ride enough.. I don't say anything, because I don't want to hurt her feelings, but a bike required riding to break in properly. My 250cc scooter was broke in within 1 month. Changed the oil.. Her motorcycle without breaking it in, the oil will go bad. Can you all give me tips on what to do? Thanks
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#2 Unread post by Johnj » Sun May 19, 2013 12:05 am

The things you can do is change the oil every three months...and invite her to go with you every time you ride your scooter. :lol:
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#3 Unread post by MmeMagpie » Thu May 23, 2013 8:35 pm

Does she even like riding? It's a serious question. I had 100 miles on the odometer in the first 2 hours I owned my bike, and logged about 700mi/month ever since.

Help her find some ladies riding groups. Show her some nice, country roads and take her out for lunch.
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#4 Unread post by BRUMBEAR » Fri May 24, 2013 8:47 pm

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#5 Unread post by skilzox » Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:16 am

After 20 plus years as a factory Honda motor cycle tech , at pre delivery inspection and road test , trust me , most new bikes have already seen the upper rev range before the customer gets it .

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#6 Unread post by ZooTech » Sun Sep 06, 2020 5:56 pm

skilzox wrote:
Sun Sep 06, 2020 4:16 am
After 20 plus years as a factory Honda motor cycle tech , at pre delivery inspection and road test , trust me , most new bikes have already seen the upper rev range before the customer gets it .

Not to mention a lot of manufacturers, such as Kawasaki, dyno their bikes right off the assembly line and record the baseline with the VIN barcode. Most break-in recommendations come from Legal, not Engineering.

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