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Dear Friends.
I am new owner of Warrior 06 and would like to get advise from more expirienced riders in regards to engine brake-in technique.
I read a lot on the web, but there are controversal opinions about this issue, some says igonore the manual and drive it hard likehttp://mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm, and other says to follow the manufacturer manual.

Could you please share your opinion
Thank you in advacnce.
 

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First of all welcome to the site... you will learn all you want to know here...
As far as break in goes, be easy on the tire for 50-100 miles and then ride like you will ride every day that you climb on it...
 

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quote:Originally posted by Farid

http://mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm


I'm a firm believer in his method....That's exactly what I did....Easy warm up for about 2-3 miles then hammered it going hard and letting the engine decel in every gear. with a couple of miles of "rest" time in between each session of that. continued that for about 20 miles. I believe the first 25-50 miles is the most critical.

Ride it like you stole it and the rings will seat nice and tight.
 

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Use the tips in the link, they work great. I used the manual when the bike was brand new and when I changed to HC pistons I could see that the rings had not sealed perfectly. The HC pistons was broken-in on a dyno. And when I installed the 110" kit I could see that the rings sealed perfectly. For 110" kit I used every trick in the link.
 

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yea some people say follow the manual, but after i had a engine built for my gsxr, i asked what to do for the break in....the builder told me to take it to the drag strip and use it for what he built it to do. i think the whole 500 mile thing is more of a manufacturer safety net so newbies dont just go out and hammer on a new bike.
 

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I road mine like I stole it. It has 26k on it now and is fine.
 

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I have 1200 miles on mine. I was told take it easy for the first 100 miles. Then it is all good. So, now I ride it like I am on an R1.
 

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i tried to behave for the first 1000 kilometres like the manual told me. it worked for 10 kilometres and i started hammering it.

48000km so far and no problems with performance or oil
 

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Thanks for posting this info. I've got a new Midnight on order and I'm learning about the Warrior as fast as I can. I'm coming from a Honda VTX1300 which I've only owned for about 6 weeks (it hasn't been a great experience) and I'm trading it on the Warrior.

I will definately use this break in method. It makes a lot of sense.

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I also came from a vtx 1300. Boy was that the right move. Good luck to you and be ready for a big smile that you just can't get rid of when your riding. I used that break in method on 3 of my bikes and they all ran or run like crazy! None of this take it easy stuff at all.
 

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I've had my 2006 warrior for about 4 days now, and I've got 250 miles on it. I've been running it hard, in spurts, with lots of engine decel. I should be through the most critical stages by now.

Don't forget to change your oil early. Like after 50-100 miles. Don't wait until 600 miles. Personally, I'm planning on using conventional oil until 1000 miles or so, then switching to amsoil synthetic 20w50.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Pyre

I've had my 2006 warrior for about 4 days now, and I've got 250 miles on it. I've been running it hard, in spurts, with lots of engine decel. I should be through the most critical stages by now.

Don't forget to change your oil early. Like after 50-100 miles. Don't wait until 600 miles. Personally, I'm planning on using conventional oil until 1000 miles or so, then switching to amsoil synthetic 20w50.


Good plan.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Pyre

I've had my 2006 warrior for about 4 days now, and I've got 250 miles on it. I've been running it hard, in spurts, with lots of engine decel. I should be through the most critical stages by now.

Don't forget to change your oil early. Like after 50-100 miles. Don't wait until 600 miles. Personally, I'm planning on using conventional oil until 1000 miles or so, then switching to amsoil synthetic 20w50.


Yep, I agree as well....My first change was at about 75 miles. Stuck to dino until I think about 2K miles then went to mobil 1 v-twin....Could have changed sooner though.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Farid

Dear Friends.
I am new owner of Warrior 06 and would like to get advise from more expirienced riders in regards to engine brake-in technique.
I read a lot on the web, but there are controversal opinions about this issue, some says igonore the manual and drive it hard likehttp://mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm, and other says to follow the manufacturer manual.

Could you please share your opinion
Thank you in advacnce.


I haven't had the opportunity to try something like this because I always buy new.. but when I read this a few months back, it actually made perfect sense to me.
 

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Dear All
Thank you for sharing your opinion. Will try to follow your advice.
Good luck to everybody and safe ride.
 

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I'm at about 300 miles now. I've quit worrying about break in riding and I'm just riding like I would normally. I notice the bike starts easier now and my gas milage has gotten better. I used the tips from the link above.

Shifts are pretty loud but they get better when the bike has been run for a while. I'm looking forward to 600 miles so I can replace the gear oil with synthetic. I think that will help.
 

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quote:Originally posted by Pyre

I'm at about 300 miles now. I've quit worrying about break in riding and I'm just riding like I would normally. I notice the bike starts easier now and my gas milage has gotten better. I used the tips from the link above.

Shifts are pretty loud but they get better when the bike has been run for a while. I'm looking forward to 600 miles so I can replace the gear oil with synthetic. I think that will help.



Still change with regular oil at 600. You should stick with that until around 1500 miles, then hit the synthetic.
 
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