Break-In as defined by Kawaski!?!

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Break-In as defined by Kawaski!?!

Post by ghostwriter78 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:37 pm


Picked up my H2 SX SE today. Was told 1000km break in at maximum 6000RPM. After initial 1000km until 6000km maximum 8000 RPM. After that any rpm.

Can someone somehow verify this with Kawa officially? i mean why the 1-6k km period?
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Re: Break-In as defined by Kawaski!?!

Post by ghostwriter78 » Tue Mar 20, 2018 6:09 pm


max 4000rpm... that barely gets the bike moving. but yeah, says in my manual too :) gotta RTFM.

I guess the info i got verbally got kinda messed up in translation :)
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Re: Break-In as defined by Kawaski!?!

Post by MadeInJapan » Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:36 pm


Dealer where I bought mine from told me there's black box on this bike, so I've decided to go with Kawasaki's recommended break in procedure. I'm still at about 1100km since it has been continuously raining here.
It was very stressful for the first 800km :bash:
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Re: Break-In as defined by Kawaski!?!

Post by cOoTeR » Wed Mar 21, 2018 2:03 am


MadeInJapan wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:36 pm
Dealer where I bought mine from told me there's black box on this bike, so I've decided to go with Kawasaki's recommended break in procedure. I'm still at about 1100km since it has been continuously raining here.
It was very stressful for the first 800km :bash:
If there is a black box and they pull it on mine it might surprise them. Lol. :D :devil: :D
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Re: Break-In as defined by Kawaski!?!

Post by H2UhOh » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:04 am


Yes there's an "Event Data Recorder" on the bike. See page 157 of the manual. I've read the entire pdf waiting for my f'ing bike. :wtf:
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Post by ghostwriter78 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:28 am


Ok I changed rev limit light to 4000rpm. Sorry but that must be a mistake. It feels like lugging. The bike starts moving at 2500rpm, so you got a margin of 1500rpm to ride bike for 800km!?!? Impossible
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Re: Break-In as defined by Kawaski!?!

Post by MadeInJapan » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:56 am


It was not fun at all during that period. I might have passed 4k occasionally to pass slow moving vehicles xD
At 4k rpm on 6th gear, speed is only 100km.
After the first 800km, I was able to take it up to 6k which was much better and I was able to stay with flow of traffic on the highway without much stress.
Another 500km til break in period is over :clap:
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Re: Break-In as defined by Kawaski!?!

Post by Vmatti » Wed Mar 21, 2018 7:35 am


H2UhOh wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:04 am
Yes there's an "Event Data Recorder" on the bike. See page 157 of the manual. I've read the entire pdf waiting for my f'ing bike. :wtf:
"Event Data Recorder
In common with many other vehicle manufacturers, Kawasaki has equipped this motorcycle with an event data recorder (EDR). The purpose of this device is to record data that assists with understanding of how some of the vehicle’s systems were performing during a short period of time immediately before and during an accident or similar event involving minor damage. Due to accident variables, all vehicle performance data may not be stored on the EDR.
NOTE
• During normal riding, data is recorded but not saved unless the vehicle is involved in an accident event.
• At no time other than in the event of an accident or similar event involving minor damage is it possible for EDR data to be stored for retrieval.
• Depending on the type of accident event, it is possible that the EDR may not record some or all of the data, or it may not record if the EDR is damaged.
• This device does not collect or store personal data or information (e.g. name, gender, age).

The EDR in this vehicle is designed to record only data that is relevant to the vehicle’s running condition at the time of an accident like, but not limited to, vehicle speed, engine crankshaft rotational speed and throttle opening, etc.
This data can help provide a better understanding for both the rider and the manufacturer of how the vehicle was performing at the time of an accident or near accident-like situation.
To access information on an EDR, special equipment and access to the EDR is required. Kawasaki will not share EDR information without obtaiing your consent, unless required by government authorities, or acting pursuant to lawful authority."

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Re: Break-In as defined by Kawaski!?!

Post by ghostwriter78 » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:16 pm


Pro tip i got from one of the very first H2 SX (se) owners: Set POWER into L mode. that way its easier to stay under 4000 RPM for first 800km.

I tried running initially with F - power mode but thats a nightmare as you have to shift every 2 seconds.
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Re: Break-In as defined by Kawaski!?!

Post by vcyclenut » Wed Mar 21, 2018 3:58 pm


i wish someone would measure clearances on build, 50 miles, 500 and 1000

I don't blame any of you for following the recommended guidelines,

but I just don't believe anything is happening after the first couple heat cycles and 50 miles. Even 4000 rpm for 50 miles is a lot of times of every bearing surface running across each other

seat rings, change oil, a few heat cycles and let er rip
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