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Old September 9th, 2019, 06:17 PM   #1
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Aloha!

Long-time rider, but took a break for a while. Back in the saddle with a 2019 Ninja 400 abs. I am struggling through the break-in 500 miles. It's a challenge to not crank it .

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Old September 9th, 2019, 06:26 PM   #2
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Old September 9th, 2019, 07:17 PM   #3
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Old September 9th, 2019, 08:04 PM   #4
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Hello Bill, it's good to meet you. Are they still clinging to those archaic break-in specs?
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Old September 10th, 2019, 03:10 AM   #5
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Old September 10th, 2019, 03:30 PM   #6
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Old September 10th, 2019, 03:42 PM   #7
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Hello Bill, it's good to meet you. Are they still clinging to those archaic break-in specs?
Thanks All. Yes Under 4K for the first 500. Change oil and filter. Then under 6K for the next 500 miles

Oh my, I can't do it. In order to do 60 mpg, you have to go over 4K. I rode to work today. One way requires 15 minutes at 70. Another has a 55 single lane zone where cars do 60. I tried on the way in. I slowed down so an old lady in a Nissan Versa could pass me. Humiliating! On the way home I just road it gently but got up to 60 when necessary.
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Old September 14th, 2019, 06:19 PM   #8
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Old September 15th, 2019, 06:19 AM   #9
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You know, on a new bike, a few people around here would say that 20 hard laps at a race track, then change the oil and the filter and your break-in is done.

You can ride harder than the manual suggests - just do the 1st oil change sooner.
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Old September 16th, 2019, 05:10 PM   #11
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Welcome!

You know, on a new bike, a few people around here would say that 20 hard laps at a race track, then change the oil and the filter and your break-in is done.

You can ride harder than the manual suggests - just do the 1st oil change sooner.
Did this!
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