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New 2012 F4r owner...would like input.

Hey guys. Just picked up a 2012 f4r with 670 miles on it. I love it. A couple of questions though. I notice the bike has some lag in the fueling. Is this caused by the ecu for break in purpose? If so how do I derestrict the bike for full power?

Also noticed that the sport mode will light up but does not stick. Could this also be due to the break in period?
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I also own a 2012 F4r. The lag in the fueling could be because Sport mode is off, however Ive read a lot of people prefer sport mode off. It is a little confusing to get it to stick though. You have to start the bike and then hold the start button for a few seconds wait for sport mode to appear and then let go and then press it again. At least thats how I got it on and havent messed with it again. I really like the throttle response on sport mode, even though its sketchy and very uncomfortable. If you get an open road in front of you after a red light it gets pretty intense.
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There's a reason why restrictions are put in place for the break-in period, why would you want to push the engine and have it result in costly maintenance and problems in the long term?

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There's a reason why restrictions are put in place for the break-in period, why would you want to push the engine and have it result in costly maintenance and problems in the long term?
Nonsence ! ? Care to share ?

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Hey guys. Just picked up a 2012 f4r with 670 miles on it. I love it. A couple of questions though. I notice the bike has some lag in the fueling. Is this caused by the ecu for break in purpose? If so how do I derestrict the bike for full power?

Also noticed that the sport mode will light up but does not stick. Could this also be due to the break in period?
Typical bad MV fuelling mate, welcome to the forum, have you had the latest fuelling maps done by the dealer?

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Since you claim it be nonsense, why don't you educate me instead. Always open to learning new things from experts.

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The whole break in period thing has been done to death. I agree with donsy though that modern 4 stroke engines should be broken in the moto man method. I asked the head mechanic at the mv dealership this when i bought them bike and he told me the same thing, that they make every engine run through all the rpms including redline before they ever assemble them on the bikes. I was told to never baby the bike.
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Since you claim it be nonsense, why don't you educate me instead. Always open to learning new things from experts.

Three things, no-one claimed to be an expert but you had a good go anyway , I just thought I'd have a go also.

Then, it sounds like the gent either messed with his mapping and is obviously still struggling with it, so that could be his problem, I can't find the easy dash instructions for the R, but the F4 one I have might help, maybe some of the other guys will chip in to help the guy with his dash set-up.

Lastly, read this, he's an real expert - http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

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The whole break in period thing has been done to death. I agree with donsy though that modern 4 stroke engines should be broken in the moto man method. I asked the head mechanic at the mv dealership this when i bought them bike and he told me the same thing, that they make every engine run through all the rpms including redline before they ever assemble them on the bikes. I was told to never baby the bike.
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Well, you did state that what I said was "Nonsense" and therefore it was quite clear that you know more than me, which I think is very possible.

Now...I have no idea who Pat McGivern is but he does need to get a new web site designer to bring him out of the early 90s. With that being said, I cannot deny his engine break-in logic but even he's unsure of why engine manufacturers still require a break-in period for new vehicles. Is it warranty related or some other reason, who knows, might just be old habits that no one wants to change. I think it would give manufacturers an easy out if you did not follow optimal usage instructions and tried telling them that Pat McGivern said it did not matter.

Anyways...this Pat McGivern guy has some interesting reading material so as stated earlier, always open to learning something new


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you had a good go anyway , I just thought I'd have a go also.

Then, it sounds like the gent either messed with his mapping and is obviously still struggling with it, so that could be his problem, I can't find the easy dash instructions for the R, but the F4 one I have might help, maybe some of the other guys will chip in to help the guy with his dash set-up.

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