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 »

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 »

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 »

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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#5 Unread post by skilzox »

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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skilzox wrote: Sat Sep 05, 2020 10:16 pm 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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#7 Unread post by catster »

MmeMagpie wrote: Thu May 23, 2013 2:35 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.
Agree. It might be a reason. Maybe she even doesn't want it.

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#8 Unread post by Campos »

Most experts consider the first 500 miles as a reasonable and sufficient break-in period. The reasoning behind this practice is that keeping revs relatively low helps the piston rings seal against the cylinder bores properly.

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scooter12 wrote: Sat May 18, 2013 4:13 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
A new motorcycle's breaking-in period lasts for about the first 500 - 1000 miles on the road. This procedure is typically what manufacturers and enthusiasts call the technique for operating the bike when it is new.

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A new motorcycle's breaking-in period lasts for about the first 500 - 1000 miles on the road. This procedure is typically what manufacturers and enthusiasts call the technique for operating the bike when

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