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Here's a question..... How are you 04 owners breaking in your bike? I keep hearing conflicting opinions... When i get mines,, I'm pullin' out the dealer sideways! I'm gonna ride it like I stole it !
 

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Whom would you believe, the engineers who built it or somebody else?
Or to put it in other words, why should Yamaha instruct you to do it wrong?
 

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interesting enough I was reading through the manual for my '04 last night. Under break in all it really suggests is avoiding "excessive load" and "Prolonged high RPM running and excessive heating" with in the first 1600km. I don't see this as being all that different form the "Mototuneusa" method. Surely this opinion is open for conjecture (as i'm sure it will be). Mototune suggests several controlled "Pulls" @ 60% 80% and 100% with cooldown periods in between. Woiuld this not seem be simmilar with Yamaha's manual? Or at least acceptable.
 

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Treat her like a new girlfriend, no bad behaviour for the first bit, be gentle and polite...

Then after a while get her drunk drag her out the pub by her hair and take her home for a good rough shag in the wrongen !!!!!!!!!!

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

SORRY COULDN'T HELP IT....
 

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mark49 said:
interesting enough I was reading through the manual for my '04 last night. Under break in all it really suggests is avoiding "excessive load" and "Prolonged high RPM running and excessive heating" with in the first 1600km.
Very interesting, is there no mention of keeping the rpm's below a certain level for x number of miles? If not then go ahead and ride the bike like normal, just don't go on any top end runs.
 

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Greg Crowe said:
Very interesting, is there no mention of keeping the rpm's below a certain level for x number of miles? If not then go ahead and ride the bike like normal, just don't go on any top end runs.
From the manual
0-600mi Avoid prolonged operation above 7000rpm
600-1000mi Avoid prolonged operation above 8000rpm
 

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Juerg said:
Whom would you believe, the engineers who built it or somebody else?
Or to put it in other words, why should Yamaha instruct you to do it wrong?
You speak as if there is only one correct way to do something . Afterall , The space shuttle was built by the top engineers in the world but look what happened . Even they need a lesson in real world conditions every once in awhile >g< Something that would be a good compromise for everyone's riding style had to be decided on to put in the manual that's all . dosen't mean it's the best or the only . If you have a major problem (which is extremely rare ) they are gonna try to F^#k you on warranty anyway no matter how you treat it .
 

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Juerg said:
Whom would you believe, the engineers who built it or somebody else?
Or to put it in other words, why should Yamaha instruct you to do it wrong?
It's a conspiracy!!! The :fork engineers really work for the "other" manufacturers and want your R1 to be down on power when you dyno them/race them.:lol :lol :lol

I will be using their method anyway.

As for the English lesson...

I.E. means "for example", but I have no clue what the letters stand for!:blush
 

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RIDE IT LIKE YOU PLAN TO RIDE IT AFTER ITS BROKEN IN. JUST AT LESS FREQUENCY. IN OTHER WORDS RIP IT BUT NOT THE WHOLE TIME YOU ARE ON IT. IT HAS ALWAYS WORKED FOR ME. TAKING IT EASY HAS A TENDANCY TO MAKE YOUR BIKE SLOWER . BUT TO EACH HIS OWN. I RIDE MY 04 LIKE ITS BROKEN IN ALREADY AS I DID MY 03 AND HAD NO PROBLEMS. BUT ALSO I USUALLY PUT 1000 MILES ON MY BIKE IN 3 DAYS SO MY BREAK IN PERIOD IS VERY SHORT. I HAVE NEVER HAD A PROBLEM USING THIS METHOD.
 

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Don't ride 'em at all. Just set them up in your living room and put caution tape around it so no one will touch it.:sneaky
 

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downtown said:
English lesson:

What is i.e... (like in greg's post above)

Thanks.


id est

adv : that is to say; in other words [syn: i.e., ie, that is]
 

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rydfree said:
You speak as if there is only one correct way to do something . Afterall , The space shuttle was built by the top engineers in the world but look what happened .
The Space Shuttle was built by the lowest bidder, and a certain percentage of the bids had to be awarded to "minority" bidders regardless of their skills or affinities.

I don't think the space shuttle is a good analogy.
 

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You speak as if there is only one correct way to do something
Did I write this or is this your interpretation?

If you just read, without interpretation, then I just said "don't do anything the instructions forbid".
As I am still waiting for my 04 R1, I had not chance to see those instructions so far and what is forbidden.
 

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In my eyes the mototune method still does not make any sense, specially not the "only in the first 20 miles" and "if you don't abuse it it will never bring full persormance".
This is just nonsense and if I find such nonsense I get sceptical about the whole thing.
 

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R1_RX1 said:

As for the English lesson...

I.E. means "for example", but I have no clue what the letters stand for!:blush
Incorrect :finger "for examlpe" is "eg"
 

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My buddies 600rr says to avoid prolonged rpms but doesn't limit it to a certain level. All of these bikes are designed in the same basic way yet you have different break in pereoids for different manufactures. What gives?

I will ride it in short durations at all different rpm levels for the first few hundred miles then change the oil and then do the same basic things for the next few hundred miles then change the oil and let fly.
 
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