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Motorcycle Break in period? #4853263
08/28/18 11:39 AM
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maverickfhs Offline OP
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I have few questions for a 2015 CBR300R motorcycle which has less than 300 miles.


Questions are below.


1- I am planning to take a trip of ~450 miles, since bike is still in break in period, should I avoid it or I can do the trip?


2- Should I change the oil before the trip or after I come back from the trip just do both oil and filter change?


Is there anything I should be careful being in break in period? thumbsup


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Re: Motorcycle Break in period? [Re: maverickfhs] #4853271
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Flip a coin twice to decide for both matters. Whatever you do, you will be right.


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Re: Motorcycle Break in period? [Re: maverickfhs] #4853275
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If it were me, I'd change it now after the initial 300 miles before doing another 450 miles. Then I would change it again after the trip and consider it effectively broken in and treat it to normal change intervals following the trip.

Go easy on the acceleration and top speeds would be my only other advice.

Re: Motorcycle Break in period? [Re: maverickfhs] #4853278
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Mototune break-in!


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Re: Motorcycle Break in period? [Re: maverickfhs] #4853338
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Change oil & filter after your trip. Don't baby it and don't beat it.


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Re: Motorcycle Break in period? [Re: maverickfhs] #4853342
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I ride and drive like a grandpa, so for now I plan to ride it as-is and then drop oil and filter after I am back.

Thanks all thumbsup


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Re: Motorcycle Break in period? [Re: maverickfhs] #4853353
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Enjoy the trip! thumbsup

Re: Motorcycle Break in period? [Re: maverickfhs] #4853464
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Does Honda still want you to check the valve clearance at 600 miles on a new bike?


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Re: Motorcycle Break in period? [Re: MotoTribologist] #4853465
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Originally Posted By: MotoTribologist
If it were me, I'd change it now after the initial 300 miles before doing another 450 miles. Then I would change it again after the trip and consider it effectively broken in and treat it to normal change intervals following the trip.

Go easy on the acceleration and top speeds would be my only other advice.
This .


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Re: Motorcycle Break in period? [Re: maverickfhs] #4853487
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As other has stated Don't beat it or baby it. Change oil when you return. Ed


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Re: Motorcycle Break in period? [Re: MotoTribologist] #4853543
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Originally Posted By: MotoTribologist
If it were me, I'd change it now after the initial 300 miles before doing another 450 miles. Then I would change it again after the trip and consider it effectively broken in and treat it to normal change intervals following the trip.

Go easy on the acceleration and top speeds would be my only other advice.


This.

But I would change the oil @ 300 miles regardless, I am a believer in early oil changes in new engines.


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Re: Motorcycle Break in period? [Re: maverickfhs] #4853544
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If you have a lot of freeway miles, then take an off ramp every 20 miles or so, then run thru the gears to get back on. Much safer than trying to very speed on busy 4 or more lanes.

Rod

Re: Motorcycle Break in period? [Re: maverickfhs] #4853574
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I have heard a Kawasaki dealer say that the warning label on the tach was just to keep new riders from killing themselves on the way home.

Re: Motorcycle Break in period? [Re: maverickfhs] #4853753
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The bike is 3 years old and still on the original oil and filter? I'd change both before the trip, especially since it's a small bike that will probably be at 7000rpm plus most of the trip.


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Re: Motorcycle Break in period? [Re: maverickfhs] #4854005
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Originally Posted By: maverickfhs
I have few questions for a 2015 CBR300R motorcycle which has less than 300 miles.


Questions are below.


1- I am planning to take a trip of ~450 miles, since bike is still in break in period, should I avoid it or I can do the trip?


2- Should I change the oil before the trip or after I come back from the trip just do both oil and filter change?


Is there anything I should be careful being in break in period? thumbsup


1. Take the bike on a trip

2. Change oil before and then at the 1000 mile mark again

3. Keep RPMs within respectable range (owners manual normally will tell you what that is.


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