Well I am going to have to punk around for another week, until I get the money to buy more oil and a filter, but then I am going to follow that FAQ. I bought the bike 'cause it's fast and I hate to think that it'd would be any slower than someone elses 600.
Well I have had my 03 zx6r since last Friday and have only managed to put 202mi on the thing. I have been following factory break-in rules, keeping my bike at or below 4000rpms but this means even in the top gear I am limited to freaggin 48mph and my acceleration is even worse. Plus I will have to wait until I put 1000mi on the bike before I can go above 6000rpms, SHEEZUS! I am tempted to jump to the break-in rules given on this site, but the dealer told me when I got the bike that if I didn't follow the factory rules I would kill my horsepower later on in the bikes life, how true is this? There are few things worse than being on a brandnew 03 zx6r and driving it like a late model scooter.
The article makes no mention of when the engine will be broken-in because it is hard to say. Some test the compression to check if the rings have seated. When they are, you can safely use synthetic oil and break-in is done.
Follow the break-in guidelines, gradually increasing the engine load toward redline. After that, ride the bike as you would. It may not be broken-in just then, but surely will be at 1,500 miles.
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