Originally Posted by jayrex
That brings up an interesting question. What would you guys break-in your new R3 like? By the book, a mix, or hard?
Its a far too hot a potato to recommend what others should do for legal reasons, and some say you should run it in like Grandpa's Oldsmobile in 1950.
But mine's going to be ridden hard to redline, through all gears and speeds, allowed to fully cool down at least 4 times, ridden with no steady throttle openings ,
Then at 100km drop the oil and filter.(second day) which is good chance to get familiar with the bike, lube cables, pivot points etc, and set everything up to personal preference.
Then its safe to ride without worry till the first dealer service at 1000km where any teething problems can be addressed.
Proved it to myself on the last bike that it performed better being ridden exactly the same as its future use dictates.
Its a Yamaha, its designed to run like a tuned instrument