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    Break-in


    I thought I'd bring up the old break-in argument again. Only this time I come armed with info! In the past I've always preached about the benefits of a "hard" break in, typically lasting about 150 miles. My opinion was formed after reading various articles by Kevin Cameron and Nick Ienatsch (quoting Rob Muzzy), as well as personal experience. I felt compelled to pass this info on in hopes that people wouldn't blindly follow the owners manual, which I believe is a cover-your-ass cop-out on the manufacturers part. So here, finally, is someone that has written what I consider a concise yet definitive explanation (with pictures!) of proper break in
    procedures. Let the arguments begin!

    http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

    Paul

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    Paul,

    I guess we'll have a great time breaking in the new racebike...right.

    Year round riding / racing, here we come!

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    Paul, you're moving too?

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    I don't totally agree with the break-in advice you referenced, while I dom't think there is much wrong with the advice, it is my understanding that the purpose of break-in is heating/cooling cycles and surface hardening of the metals and the complete cooling between sessions should be stressed

    [Edited on 9/24/01 by RandyO]

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    I dunno....the pictures show the proof, and what he said does make sense. I'm going to beat the snot out of the first brand new bike I get, and see how it works! Actually, I may be trying that out on a new TL motor before I get a new bike...cuz I don't ever want to get rid of the TL!

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    Paul, you're moving too?
    Well, the Air Froce stipulates that their officers move every three years, which for me is November. I should be hearing within the next week or two what my next assignment will be, but it's looking like Los Angeles with a move date of ~February.

    That is, of course, if we're not at war in which case they may delay all moves! We'll see...

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    Well that sux dude (for us). It was kewl ridin' with ya and all that jizznive.

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    Paul,

    Debbie will miss you.

    Wink Wink....
    Bwaaaaa haaaaaa haaaaaa!!!!!! :o

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    Paul,

    Debbie will miss you.

    Wink Wink....
    Just when I'd started to forget about that night, you go and bring it up again!

    That was truly a night to remember. I just wish I COULD remember it!

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    Just found this in one of my bookmarks.. check it out....


    http://members.tripod.com/~ultimategixxer/techtips.html

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