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Just had my '12 zx6r delivered yesterday! Now I just need to get the hell out of Afghanistan so I can ride it!!!!!!! Cant wait! Any advice on breaking it in? I'm leaning towards the hard break in myself so far but I'd like some input. Thanks!

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Nice. Keep your head down and your ass up!! Hooah.
 

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i'm a hard breakin believer myself.
Remember new tires can be a little slick. be carefull for the 1st 25 miles.
Don't redline it or brake extremely hard. No top speed runs for 250 miles. 140 is OK. :smile
Vary engine speeds. Go thru the gears up and down.
Go ahead and twist the throttle. You want to seat the rings.
Don't get a ticket. OK?
Change the oil & filter at 150 miles. Use dino, a blend, or full synthetic. Your choice.
Change it again at 500 miles if you are going to do your own 600 mile checkup. Keep the receipts for maintenance records. Write down your maintenance in your owners manual. Future buyers like to see this stuff.
The 1st checkup is simple as long as you have stands and some metric tools.
Otherwise hand your bike over to the dealer and cross your fingers.:rolleyes
Change the oil & filter every 2 to 3 thousand miles and your motor will last a very long time.

if you can wait at least a week before starting the mods, it would be better.
If you have the storage place at your house, try and keep those OEM parts you are replacing. You will be reinstalling them when you sell the bike. non-modded bikes sell quicker and for more money in most cases. You can part out the go fast goodies you bought.

Everyone has a break-in philosophy. This just happens to be mine.
Enjoy the bike.
 

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Since you have the time, get it dropped of at a dyno shop and let them break it in properly on the dyno. Just my suggestion.
 

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The manual states no more than 4,000 rpm for the first 500 miles..........how the hell does one accomplish that? I just keep mine below 9k for the first 600 miles, then change the oil and ride it!
 

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The manual states no more than 4,000 rpm for the first 500 miles..........how the hell does one accomplish that? I just keep mine below 9k for the first 600 miles, then change the oil and ride it!
It's kind of funny because every bike Kawi produces gets tested at the factory up to redline.
 

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Thanks for the info gents! The guy I had ride it back to my house kept it @ 55mph the whole way back, maybe 80 miles. If a dyno isnt too expensive I might just do that. I want to pick up a M4 GP full exhaust, hotbodies fender eliminator, frame sliders and an integrated tail light. I really want to get the Jardine GP-1 exhaust it looks absoloutley amazing but I have yet to find reviews or even people who own that exhaust yet. I still have some time to kill out here maybe 1 or 2 months tops. I got about 9 months left in the Marine Corps and time cant go fast enough!!!
 
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