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Old 04-22-2005, 05:57 AM   #1
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Default Re: Ducati Monster 620 Break-In

As long as the bike is up to operating temp when this happens and your not lingering I would not worry about it in the least. What is the Red Line? In addition to this I very seriously doubt the dealer has any way to tell that this has happened and even if they did I would think it would be very very hard to deny you warranty claims 10k miles down the road. Just my 2 cents enjoy the new bike and keep the shiny side up.



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Old 04-22-2005, 06:10 AM   #2
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Default Re: Ducati Monster 620 Break-In

Running it up a bit won't do any harm. Everyone has their own method of break-in, but riding it too easy is worse than revving it up once in a while during those early miles.
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Old 04-22-2005, 06:25 AM   #3
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I'm no mechanic or Ducati pro (not even close actually) but it's my understanding that as part of the quality control process before a motorcycle leaves the factory, all their engines are redlined. Therefore to me it seems that an occaisional, exhuberant twist of the throttle above the recommended rev range during the break-in period will not hurt the bike a bit. I agree with the previous poster that babying the bike too much during break-in can possibly be bad for the bike's cylinder walls. At least that's what I've read. Just my 0.02 cents.
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Old 04-22-2005, 06:39 AM   #4
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Here is another point of view on how to break a bike in: http://motorcycleinfo.calsci.com/index.html#BreakIn
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Old 04-22-2005, 07:05 AM   #5
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Yeah, I'd havta agree with the rest of the comments here... you havn't done anything wrong.



The only comment I'd make is that you really do want to let the bike warm up properly before beating it. I have a Buell which has an often deserved rep for being an oil burner but mine doesn't cuz I broke it in properly and never thrash a cold engine.



P.S. So how do you like the power band on that Duc? I'm leaning towards getting a Multistrada 620 this spring.
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Old 04-22-2005, 07:17 AM   #6
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Shock horror. Just to think somebody buys a new bike and then revs it more than recommended fills me with AWE. Nobody has done this before. How dare you.



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Old 04-22-2005, 07:18 AM   #7
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Wow, an oil thread and now a break-in thread! We haven't had one of these in quite some time.
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Old 04-22-2005, 07:23 AM   #8
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Another helmet/Harley thread for you Buz??
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Old 04-22-2005, 07:53 AM   #9
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This could make a guy miss KPaul.
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Old 04-22-2005, 07:55 AM   #10
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Like others said, warm it up, ride it home from the dealer, but avoid highways or heavy traffic, try and get it through the rev range. After about 20-40 miles change the oil and filter to get out all the metal guck. Then go out and ride it like you stole it. ***** footing it isn't going to seal those rings.
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