It's odd, really. The MOM threatens imminent gloom and doom if you rev too high during break in, but doesn't say anything about varying the RPM's. The shop guys say the important thing is to vary the RPM's and not worry too much about high revs. Then there's this motoman character who says you absolutely must ride the bike like you stole it from the moment you roll out of the dealership or your motor will be an oil-burning slug for the rest of its days. :dunnoFilip75 said:main thing is to VARY your RPMs (don't ride at constant speed for too long)
Normally manufacturer suggests riding it soft (under 4000 RPMs) for first 500 miles. I talked to the service people at my dealership and THEY told me not to worry about staying under... as long as I VARY the RPMs.
Nostradumbass said:Basically, when I add it all up I'm left with the conclusion that break in procedures are about as scientific as voodoo witchcraft and all of the "experts" are picking their favorite pet theory and preaching as if it were gospel.