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    Your Opinion On Breaking In A New Motor

    Bought a new 2014 V-Star 1300 Tourer with 4 miles on the odo. (I put on 3 of those miles on a test ride)

    On my past bikes, all carburated, I just rode normally, avoiding extremely high revs, and when
    driving on the highway, varied my speed.

    The (Online) manual states not to put an excessive load on the motor, & to
    avoid prolonged operation above 1/3 throttle in the 1st 600 miles.

    It then states 600 to 1000 miles, avoid prolonged operation past 1/2 throttle.

    Having never owned or ridden a Fuel Injected bike, I'd like to hear the opinions of those that have
    broken in a F-I engine.

    Thanks,
    Mahoney, COB.

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    That has pretty much been the standard recommendation for 30 years or more, sometimes expressed in RPMs for bikes that have a tach.

    Why would you think that what Yamaha says in the manual is NOT a good idea ??
    Don't believe everything that you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy Rider View Post
    That has pretty much been the standard recommendation for 30 years or more, sometimes expressed in RPMs for bikes that have a tach.

    Why would you think that what Yamaha says in the manual is NOT a good idea ??
    I didn't say I thought it wasn't a good idea, I asked what others have done.

    My 2nd to last bike I owned, had 1 mile when I picked it up. I just rode it normally, being careful to vary my speed
    on the highway, and not running it up to the rev limiter.

    It died after 9 years & 128,7XX miles. So it would appear I didn't do much damage, did I?
    Last edited by mahoney; 03-11-2017 at 07:27 PM.

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    Not sure why you think an FI bike would be different. You are breaking in the motor not the carburetion.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AloRaptor View Post
    Not sure why you think an FI bike would be different. You are breaking in the motor not the carburetion.
    I hadn't thought of it that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mahoney View Post
    My 2nd to last bike I owned, had 1 mile when I picked it up. I just rode it normally, being careful to vary my speed
    on the highway, and not running it up to the rev limiter.

    It died after 9 years & 128,7XX miles. So it would appear I didn't do much damage, did I?
    Well what you DID isn't that much different than the recommendation either.
    Don't believe everything that you think.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Easy Rider View Post
    Well what you DID isn't that much different than the recommendation either.
    I guess you're right.

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    Follow Manufacturers recommendations..............always!
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