Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: U.S. Rocky Mountain West
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Most of the critical engine break in happens in the first 25 miles (40 km). By then the piston rings have taken a 'seat' against the cylinder wall, and other metal to metal surfaces have begun to wear in together.
At this point just ride the bike like normal. There is no need to 'baby' it. I would however recommend not cruising at steady speeds/rpm's for at least another several hundred km's... you want to vary the rpm's by working through the gearbox and different throttle positions, as well as doing a fair amount of deceleration by engine braking. Finally, I'd recommend doing an oil & oil filter change soon... you don't have to wait until the first service at 1000 km's. I did the first oil & filter change at 250 miles on my CBR250R.
Also it's always a good idea to read through the Owner's Manual... lots of good info that you'll need to know about your new bike.
“Machines never lie.
Success will always come if they’re really good.
So let’s show the world what we’ve done.
Then they can see the real Honda!”
- Founder Soichiro Honda at the inception of the Honda Collection Hall.
Former Factory Test Rider/Technician
Last edited by MotoMike; 08-15-2014 at 02:26 PM.
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