Ride it nice, not full throttle,,,,,,,, and change your oil every two rides. Put aleast 10 hours on it before you ride it hard!!! B)Originally posted by spincr4hire@Sep 28 2004, 01:48 PM
on breaking it in? It will have the HRC kit installed.
Of course Dave is right!!! Everyone has there own advise or thoughts on how to do something. The only thing I really sugest is not to go full throttle when you first ride that thing. Everything else is trail and error. But, like Dave said, they do come already some what broke-in!! B)Originally posted by Ride_Red626@Sep 28 2004, 01:57 PM
See, Rico and I were replying both at the same time, and we both have different "theries".
I also forgot to add that they come somewhat broken in straight from the factory because every bike is started and ran hard one or two times on a dyno to make sure it runs well before it is even boxed up to be sent to the states.
I believe in the 15 min ride and engine cool down. That's what I did.......Two 15 min rides always let it cool down even if you have to wait over night then three to four 30 min rides letting it cool down all the way. Change the oil aleast once. then your ready to tear it up. I broke all my bikes in this way and I've had no problems.Originally posted by trxjwb@Sep 28 2004, 03:11 PM
Myself I lean toward what Rico said, I rode mine soft for about 5 or 6 rides, that were about 15 min long. I let it cool completely down between rides. After that I rode the piss out of it.
I have had pretty good bikes, and I have done this with all of them, I guess its really personal preference!
Congrats on the new bike you will love it, I dont think I will ever get a 2 stroke again!
I do believe in the slow down method. Letting the engine slow the bike down on it's own its called back pressure. When doing this to a car it lets the rings seat. I would think it would be the same thing for the 450R. Nice choice of words Wayne64SS.Originally posted by Wayne64SS@Sep 28 2004, 05:44 PM
beat the balls off it, but dont go WOT, vary speeds and gears and throttle position as much as possioble. i like to get into 3rd or 4th bring the bike almost to redline then just back off the throttle and let the motor slow the bike down ... do this in many gears at many throttle positions while accelerating.. (like one time do it at quarterr throttle then half then 3/4 etc) Hope this help. the main thing is not to ride it slow cause then it will be slow forever and will prolly burn oil
Yep, I'm pretty much a message board whore...Originally posted by carson@Sep 29 2004, 08:36 AM
Spinc - from seeing you on other boards I assume you will use it for xc racing..