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46rocketrod

Good morning you cool cats. I've got my down payment in for the tenere and I believe time has stopped due to the enormous amount of time it is taking for it to be shipped (I'm in Arkansas).  I was informed by my dealer that I would have to  break in the engine when I got it and it being the first new motorcycle I've ever owned (I'm on my 12th used bike) I'm curious of the best methods to achieve a perfect break in. Anyone have any input on this? thanks 

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Totti

There numerious different conspiracy theories about breaking in a new engine.

I would advise You to do as the owner's manual says.

 

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Colddog

Don't lug it till it chugs, don't hold it to the rugs, vary the throttle, after the first oil change, run'er like ya stole'er!

That's the words passed down by an old time mechanic.

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GPSAT

Ryan at Fortnine.ca has a great break in video.

 

Engine Break In

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Rich TT

Welcome firstly!

 

Great advice from colddog.

 

I did pretty much that. Use the rev range within reason (no actual major need to go above 5 to 6k anyway as there's tons of go at that point), use the gears, don't do loads of fixed speed highway and generally use everything. Gears, revs, brakes and suspension. I gave mine out a work out in the Pyrenees on a boys holiday with 10 miles from new with this mantra.

 

It's an awesome bike I promise.

 

Rich

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Aarslikkerdanny

This guy provides "evidence" that there is no difference between "rough" and "careful" brake in periods,..

 

 

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ScorpionT16
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55 minutes ago, Aarslikkerdanny said:

This guy provides "evidence" that there is no difference between "rough" and "careful" brake in periods,..

 

 

 

This, and the F9 video are what people need to see. Everyone has their own opinion, not backed by anything. Do "so and so because that's what I've done for years and nothing has gone wrong". MC Garage busted a lot of myths with facts and numbers, and F9 explained why the manual says what it does. Yet people still believe their method is best, good news is, both work and its your bike end of the day. 

 

On that note, does anyone know what the redline even is on the T7? I can't tell from the obscure dash, guessing 10k rpm

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Cruizin
7 minutes ago, ScorpionT16 said:

 

This, and the F9 video are what people need to see. Everyone has their own opinion, not backed by anything. Do "so and so because that's what I've done for years and nothing has gone wrong". MC Garage busted a lot of myths with facts and numbers, and F9 explained why the manual says what it does. Yet people still believe their method is best, good news is, both work and its your bike end of the day. 

 

On that note, does anyone know what the redline even is on the T7? I can't tell from the obscure dash, guessing 10k rpm

Doesnt seem to have much after 8 k, so I havent gone over that yet. Not sure if i will ever need to. 

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ScorpionT16

Also based on those videos, these bikes are already cycled through at the factory hard, can even see the T7s been run through in this video passed the 30s mark

 

 

From MC Garage comment #1 "After 20 plus years as a factory Honda motor cycle tech , at pre delivery inspection and road test , trust me , most new bikes have already seen the upper rev range before the customer gets it ."

 

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TimmyTheHog

well, according to the dyno chart that you can find in the tech section, T7 see its max power @ 9K RPM.

 

With that in mind, I wouldn't push it past the "limit" is set ~ 9500 to 10K.

 

Then again, with my personal style, max of this bike will see is ~8 with most its life living down sub 5K...

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sbeck09

There is now so much evidence available showing that a soft break-in is unnecessary. A big part of that is because (to my knowledge) every single production motorcycle is run briefly at the factory as it rolls off the assembly line.

 

You have to seat the rings. Building cylinder pressure by getting into the power band is the best way to do this. That's why most racing engines (high $$$ and at the limit of the parts) are usually broken in on the dyno. Nobody is saying that you have to run it at 9k, but don't baby it. Just ride the damn thing. I plan to take out the frustration of this waiting period on the bike on my ride home. haha

 

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Aleksandar13
23 minutes ago, TimmyTheHog said:

well, according to the dyno chart that you can find in the tech section, T7 see its max power @ 9K RPM.

 

With that in mind, I wouldn't push it past the "limit" is set ~ 9500 to 10K.

 

Then again, with my personal style, max of this bike will see is ~8 with most its life living down sub 5K...

And I'm sitting here averaging 47 mpg UK measures... Searching for that 10500rpm redline 🤣🤣

Soon to get rid of the 9k dip in power with some intake mods ans fueling 🤤👍😅

Sorry about the off topic start.. Ride it like you stole it and it will be amazing 🏍️💨🤓😅

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SKIPNOMAD
50 minutes ago, ScorpionT16 said:

Also based on those videos, these bikes are already cycled through at the factory hard, can even see the T7s been run through in this video passed the 30s mark

 

 

From MC Garage comment #1 "After 20 plus years as a factory Honda motor cycle tech , at pre delivery inspection and road test , trust me , most new bikes have already seen the upper rev range before the customer gets it ."

 

I just love that video!

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TimmyTheHog
25 minutes ago, Aleksandar13 said:

And I'm sitting here averaging 47 mpg UK measures... Searching for that 10500rpm redline 🤣🤣

Soon to get rid of the 9k dip in power with some intake mods ans fueling 🤤👍😅

Sorry about the off topic start.. Ride it like you stole it and it will be amazing 🏍️💨🤓😅

I am an old dude inside this millennial's body 😛

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