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With all the new bikes being purchased have not heard much about the break in period.

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

Kind of an interesting theory.

No I did not break it in that way. Scares me to much

When are most doing their first oil change hard to believe the book calls for 4,000 miles.

Yep I bought a metalic red 08 ABS about 2 weeks ago traded the 03 in for it.

I pretty much babied it for the first 50 miles then started riding pretty normal

Figure I will change the engine oil and rear axle oil at 1,000 miles or so.

Struggled some with the decision but I am glad I did. Have not been able to ride much since but have put about 600 miles on it.

Come on warm weather and green grass
 

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Follow Owners Manual. Most say take it easy the first few hundred miles
 

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I am not as wise as people on the internet....so I always follow the owners manual for all my vehicles.

Have yet to ever have an engine failure....in fact the engine always seem to be going strong while the rest of the vehicle deteriorates around it.

Now...on to the......:popcorn:
 

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What harm can there be in a 1000 mile engine and rear end oil change? I waited til about 1500 and then did both. I was very pleased that I did, as both the engine and the rear end were dark. I did another change again at 4000 and now a 3rd at 8559. The oil is your engine's life blood, and I don't see anything wrong with transfusing it while all the internal parts are mating up inside. On the other hand... The environmentalist wacko's will claim I'm waisting resources!

I'd do it again too! It's my money and my investment. I'm fairly confident that I will also stick with a 4000 mile engine oil change schedule from now on. Some people go with the 3 month or 3000 schedule, just like with their cars.

It's your choice, but if you read many car manuals, they say 7000 miles for an oil change, and I don't know anyone that does that.
 

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I changed my oil and final drive at about 500 miles and kept the PRMs down and varied the speed (didn't use cruise control) for the first 1,000 miles, I do that with all my new vehicles and haven't had a problem yet. Then I have a friend that gets on a new bike and see how fast it will go right away. He has never had a failure either, but I wouldn't buy a used bike from him !!!!!!!!!!!:eek:4:
 

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The service manager where I bought the wing suggested that I ride it like normal, just don't bounce it off the rev limiter for 500 to 1000 miles. Did have the lubes changed at 600 miles. So I did not worry about a 'break in procedure'.
 

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I did my first change at 500 miles. The next at 2000 and then at 4000. Every 4000 after that. I seem to get better milage than most of the other wing riders I talk to. Not as good as some I read on here but average 42 solo and 40 two up.
 

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When I purchased my '04 I rode it 720 miles from the dealer to the house mostly on back roads just like normal. Changed the oils at 1000 miles and went on a synthetic engine oil schedule of changing between 3500 to 4000 miles with Mobil 1. Coming up on 60,000 miles and no problems.
 

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On all new cars and bikes I put a hdd magnet on the oil filter and stay below 3000 for the first 600. I change the filter at 600 and ride normal then mobil synthetic oil and filter at 2000. run it like you stole it after 2000. New oil and filter every 5000 . Your oil changes may vary...THUNDERWNG
 

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my dealer said ride it like you stole it. I rode normal until 4000 mi. just like the book says. Brought it to the dealer, and I'll be doing oil changes as prescribed for the life of the vehicle. No probs here!
 

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With 6 miles on the odometer, I was at triple digits in 4th gear, shifted and went to indicated 125 then back down shifted to 4th and let it decel back to 65, then repeated the process.

Same with airplane engines, Put in a new engine, Go out and at full power climb steeply until engine temps get to high, then level out and let it cool a bit.

I always get many miles out of an engine. 224,000 on present engine.

JMHO :cool:



 

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I am on my second GL1800. The first one was traded at 190K miles, and you guessed it the oil was changed the first time at 4K miles. The bike is still running with the new owner. The 07, oil was changed at 4,400 miles and is currently showing 68K. These engines aren't babies, to be coddled to death. Get out and ride it.
 

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did my first oil change shortly after 4,000 miles

next oil change the odometer was a little past 12,000 miles

the most miles ever was a little over 10,000 miles between changes

guess i screwed up but it still runs
 

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On all new cars and bikes I put a hdd magnet on the oil filter and stay below 3000 for the first 600. I change the filter at 600 and ride normal then mobil synthetic oil and filter at 2000. run it like you stole it after 2000. New oil and filter every 5000 . Your oil changes may vary...THUNDERWNG

What is an hdd magnet? I like the concept. Please enlighen... :thumbup:
 
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