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I know everyone has different thoughts on how to break in your engine but I was wondering on your thoughts for oil type during break in.

I have heard and read to not use synthetic based oil but to use mineral oil for the first hundred miles or so. Supposedly it helps to smooth out the cylinder walls better and ensures a better seal for the piston rings.

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The oil that came in the bike is correct.
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Crate motor may have been dry???

Although crate motors I have seen from Japanese brands were filled, since they come off the engine assembly line heading to final vehicle assembly lines.
Crate motors just get redirected to packaging.

No oil fill takes place on the vehicle assembly lines I have witnessed. Coolant and brake fluid fill does, but not oil. Even shaft final drives and ATV differentials are pre-filled before going to vehicle assembly.

I would say any high quality oil will be just fine. Run what you plan to run.

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The oil that came in the bike is correct.
My new motor is being put in today so it will be about .5 liter short once installed due to oil cooler being drained. Being really OCD so don't want to mix oils. Would rather drain oil and replace filter to start out fresh. Then put couple of hundred miles on engine and do another oil change.
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New bikes are delivered with synthetic oil. I would go with a high quality synthetic.

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Crate motor may have been dry???
Not sure if dry. Will find out once dealer is open.

Usually run Motul 300V 5w-40 on my F3.
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My understanding is that mineral based motor oil is thinner than synthetic so maybe that would account for the "smoother" cylinder wall break in. I have a friend who's into that kind of stuff and he said it doesn't matter as long as whatever you are using is high quality.

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I bought a Harley 48 Sportster about 5 years ago and it was filled with mineral oil for break in period (I think 500 miles) by the dealership. But that was a different animal altogether. I asked my dealer out here who has a top shelf mechanic for MV and Ducati what he thinks and he said break it in with synthetic. Glad to hear your new engine is finally in!

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Went with synthetic.
Thanks for all the advice and opinions.
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