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I was thinking today i have 10,000 miles on my 6 month old bike and wonder how long this engine is going to last. I did not break it in great well pretty shitty acutally. i remember with 26 miles on the OD i was riding the hell out of wheelies and i took it to the track with little over 350 miles LOL engine hurt?

How many of you really followed the break in procedure?
 

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I followed the Cycle World break-in procedure, which is like a more gradual version of the motoman break-in. I took mine to a trackday with around 600 miles on it (slow group [:I]).

I don't know how long your engine would last, but it seems that your break-in is similar to motoman's. So it might be ok assuming motoman is right and assuming you've been changing the oil promptly. Maybe you could do us a favor by letting us know how your motor goes so we know whether it's good to use the motoman break-in. :)
 

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So after you hit 26 miles, you were riding it as if it were already broken in? If so it'd be interesting to see how long it lasted.
 

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I kept it ubder 6000 for the first 600 miles ... many people here have just got into right out the door and I have yet to hear of any ill effects
 

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Motoman break-in is not the mainstream way to do it, but the way it is explained it kinda makes sense, so I guess you could look at it in a sense that there is no wrong way to do it, you just chose another way to break it in. If you are really worried about your engine, give it a dyno test. If your HP is where it should be or exceeds it, the engine should last a long time.
 

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At the rate you are going I would say your bike has four or five good years left with proper maintenance. Most bikes are totaled way before the engine gives up.
 

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yeah, you bike should get atleast 75k miles on it as long as you do the proper maintenence....
 
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