Break-In as defined by Kawaski!?!

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

Post by EvilSteve » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:22 pm


I've always just avoided lugging or redlining a motor but otherwise broken it in the way I ride it. I've received advice to follow this practice from more than one mechanic. *shrug*
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Re: Break-In as defined by Kawaski!?!

Post by Vmatti » Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:57 pm


EvilSteve wrote:
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:22 pm
I've always just avoided lugging or redlining a motor but otherwise broken it in the way I ride it. I've received advice to follow this practice from more than one mechanic. *shrug*
That has been my break-in style as well and all my bikes has been worked fine year by year...
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Re: Break-In as defined by Kawaski!?!

Post by Ninja H2SX » Wed Mar 21, 2018 10:02 pm


Redzed wrote:
Tue Mar 20, 2018 4:06 pm
Here is the official information which will be contained in your owners handbook.

There is a stepped break-in period for any new engine, to allow all mechanical parts to wear in as the engine tolerances maybe on the tight side straight from the factory.
The other translation is there is a two stepped break-in to allow the rider to get use to some insane power so he doesn't total out the bike. :D :tongue:
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Re: Break-In as defined by Kawaski!?!

Post by ghostwriter78 » Fri Mar 23, 2018 4:42 am


Guys, this isnt about engine tolerances, but about supercharger. Sure you have to go through various RPM ranges on a normal bike, avoiding lugging and redline, but how many of you had to break-in a supercharged bike from scratch?
In this particular case its about supercharger which runs 9.2x faster than crankshaft.
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Re: Break-In as defined by Kawaski!?!

Post by JonTheChron » Mon Mar 26, 2018 5:05 am


I will set power to F and shift every few seconds for 500 kms and that will be my break in. From what I read keeping a stable RPM for extended periods of time can ruin your bike.
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Re: Break-In as defined by Kawaski!?!

Post by MadeInJapan » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:00 am


Just finished break in process of my SXSE today.
I could so easily lose my driver's license riding this in the city and/or highway. Supercharger boost seems to keep increasing thanks to the quick shifter. I wasn't really able to monitor the TFT while gunning the throttle, needed to keep my eyes on the road this being my first day after the break in period xD
I went to go riding in twisty road and ended up scraping the metal part that's attached to the right foot stand. It's weird cuz when I checked the lean angles, left side which I didn't scrape was at 49 degrees, and the right side which I scraped was only at 46 degrees. Maybe the road was tilted to the left? It scared the crap out of me and I noticed myself hesitating to lean right after that lol
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Re: Break-In as defined by Kawaski!?!

Post by kman0066 » Mon Mar 26, 2018 12:50 pm


Could simply be different body position weighting more to the front or rear on one side. I wouldn't worry about it. Pegs should be dead even.
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Re: Break-In as defined by Kawaski!?!

Post by MadeInJapan » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:05 am


You know those metal arm that extend out with ball at the end? Can I cut that off or are those there for a reason?
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Re: Break-In as defined by Kawaski!?!

Post by h200hp » Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:41 am


Those are just feelers for when you lean. When you start to feel them scraping it's just to warn you that you might be getting close to the edge of your tires, dpending on road camber (slope), speed, and other factors. you can take them off, but you lose a bit of that tactile feel of scraping bits on the road.
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Re: Break-In as defined by Kawaski!?!

Post by Thunderdawg » Wed Mar 28, 2018 1:01 am


h200hp wrote:
Wed Mar 28, 2018 12:41 am
Those are just feelers for when you lean. When you start to feel them scraping it's just to warn you that you might be getting close to the edge of your tires, dpending on road camber (slope), speed, and other factors. you can take them off, but you lose a bit of that tactile feel of scraping bits on the road.
I thought that is what knee pucks were for!
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