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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 ??
 

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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 ??
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?
 

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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.
 
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