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Running in - Break in

I know this has been beat to death like oil and yes I've searched both here and on Google. Does anyone have input on this beyond an opinion? Meaning has any legitimate organization done any actual testing? For example, two brand new bikes one following the manual/factory recommendations vs ride it like you stole it or the Motoman break-in compared at different intervals on the dyno and then ridden for thousands of miles.

Why on earth would the manufacturer tell you to break it in a certain way if it could potentially be harmful?

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I have a this dilemma at the moment. Taking delivery of my new F3 800 soon and trying to decide how to run it in. I don't think I'll be able resist thrashing the nuts off it but that said I don't want to jeopardise my warranty so I may have to take it steady for 600 miles.
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The only thing you don't want to do is maintain constant RPM and load for extended periods. If you run it like you ride it, you will be fine. Just don't do a 600 mile highway drone.

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The greatest reason for the run in period is to run in the tyres, brakes and you.

Could you imagine if manufacturers told you it's run in already and just give it the beans from the showroom, some idiots would be skidding off at the first corner they came across and then blaming the manufacturer.

Even the most experienced of riders need to acclimatise themselves to a new bike especially if coming from a different engine size or type, or style of bike but most will have worked it all out within a couple hundred miles and by then the tyres and brakes are bedded in to.

I wouldn't go around bouncing it off the rev limiter but I wouldn't pussy foot around it either

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I know this has been beat to death like oil and yes I've searched both here and on Google. Does anyone have input on this beyond an opinion? Meaning has any legitimate organization done any actual testing? For example, two brand new bikes one following the manual/factory recommendations vs ride it like you stole it or the Motoman break-in compared at different intervals on the dyno and then ridden for thousands of miles.

Why on earth would the manufacturer tell you to break it in a certain way if it could potentially be harmful?

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If you want to do what is best for the business to put the most money in their pockets follow their guidelines.

IF you want to do what is best for you have to break the bike in hard there is no other way.


You can be the guys you see all over the net selling their bike with only 1k miles on it if you fail to break the bike in right. You will have low hp, burn oil and have a crap bike forever so you do your best to hawk it off to get another shot of breaking in your bike right.
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Out of few bikes I own, the F3 was the first and only I broke in at the track. I rode it medium hard but not as a maniac. So shifting up and down as you do at a track obviously but not trying to beat my fastest laps.

And so far this has been the only MV I have that I did not have to turn in with a problem. I own 2 F4's and a Brutale besides the F3. All the ones I broke in as per manual, I had leaks, radiator problems, electrical issues, etc, ect. So I am not being gentle ever again on a new bike.
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The only thing you don't want to do is maintain constant RPM and load for extended periods. If you run it like you ride it, you will be fine. Just don't do a 600 mile highway drone.
I totally agree with Chuck,stay away from motorways if possible and find some mountain roads,on and off the throttle,don't baby it so the motor can settle in on all the rev range.Keep it revving and under load.


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There's formulas/theories out there telling you exactly how to increase your rev range with miles and blah blah blah. I agree with Mitch and Chuck. Keep it under load as much as you can (0%/100% throttle), and slowly increase your rev range over the first few hundred miles.
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