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PostSubject: New Guy Here??   New Guy Here?? I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 27, 2009 9:25 pm

I just bought my bike TODAY affraid I just what to know how or what is a good way to break my new bike in??
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PostSubject: Re: New Guy Here??   New Guy Here?? I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 27, 2009 9:42 pm

hooksup2 wrote:
I just bought my bike TODAY affraid I just what to know how or what is a good way to break my new bike in??

Ride it. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: New Guy Here??   New Guy Here?? I_icon_minitimeSat Jun 27, 2009 9:49 pm

Like Bill (Honda-silver) said, Ride it !!! I think you just shouldn't give it full throttle for about 300 miles. The SWing has a very easy break-in period so just don't race it and you should be fine.
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PostSubject: Re: New Guy Here??   New Guy Here?? I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 28, 2009 7:52 am

hooksup2,

No question - ride it.

And, welcome to the forum.
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PostSubject: Re: New Guy Here??   New Guy Here?? I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 28, 2009 8:50 pm

its all been said just chill out and slowly get used to it at your own pace and enjoy (see i can do sensible)
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PostSubject: Re: New Guy Here??   New Guy Here?? I_icon_minitimeSun Jun 28, 2009 10:21 pm

mr fish wrote:
(see i can do sensible)

Just do as he says ... not how he drives the SWing. Razz
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PostSubject: Re: New Guy Here??   New Guy Here?? I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 29, 2009 1:03 am

A couple of years ago a motorcycle friend with a lot of mechanical knowledge told me that you should do the exact opposite of what the owners manual said re breaking in engines. I thought he had lost the plot until I started to search the Net and found several references to what he suggested. Eg http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

I'm not saying I know anything about the topic and have not tried it one way or another, but thought I would mention it.
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PostSubject: Re: New Guy Here??   New Guy Here?? I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 29, 2009 7:52 am

It all depends on if you want to keep it ,I know a lot of sportsbike riders who thrash from day one because the engine seems to free up and run faster than one thats been run in properly but they only keep them for a year or two .
The mechanics that used to work with me used to say "run it in gently if you want to keep thrash it if you want fast" I personally would suggest run it in as per manual theres plently of time for fast after that Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Break-R in...   New Guy Here?? I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 29, 2009 8:01 am

This has really opened my mind ... I have always heard the slow break in was necessary... now that link in the motor mag... just the opposite is recommended. Article makes sense, sounds like it is based on good science. I know I would be reluctant to go against "Manufacture Recommends". But the fast break in might be the best way to go. Interesting.... I predict that this is going to be a hot item for a few days. Kinda like the dark side tires debate. Thanks for asking this question Wing guy.
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PostSubject: Re: New Guy Here??   New Guy Here?? I_icon_minitimeMon Jun 29, 2009 9:01 am

My suggestion (and manual's) is to take it easy for the first 300 ml, basically "avoid full-throttle starts and rapid acceleration". The good news is that you need to get used to the bike anyway and that you'll have 300 ml before you know it. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: New Guy Here??   New Guy Here?? I_icon_minitimeWed Jul 29, 2009 10:43 pm

Take it easy for the first few hours, vary the speed often, don't cruise long distances at one speed. Basically follow Honda's recommendation, their engineers probably know something about making their engines last for a long time. Honda mills didn't get a reputation of long service life for nothing.
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