2013 wr450f break in questions
Posted December 14, 2013 - 06:04 PM
Posted December 14, 2013 - 07:21 PM
Warm it up with no throttle for a couple of minutes.
Ride it with no constant rpms, with occasional really hard throttle, especially down hill decompression.
I do this three times for 20 min, letting it come to stone cold in between.
Then change the oil and filter, and ride as normal.
Posted December 15, 2013 - 04:19 AM
There is a section in the front part of your shop manual that gives the procedure. Basically it is a 3 part process. Warm it up and ride easy for a few minutes. let it cool. Repeat the process 2 more times using more throttle each time. Engine is broken in after 30 minutes according to the manual. I went 1.2 hours for break-in, then changed the oil (last night actually). Leaving in a few minutes to ride. Put the FMF on yesterday and changed the mapping. BIG difference!!
Posted December 15, 2013 - 08:30 AM
all you need to know
hard acceleration, followed by closed throttle deceleration, repeat, repeat & repeat
change oil at 20 miles (about an hour)
continue with above for another hour
your bike is run in
done 3 bikes like this (i brand new, 2 with replated cylinders and new pistons & rings)
all 3 have been excellent
none use oil, even the DRZ which has 10K mile on it now since rebuild and it doesn't use a drop of oil, likewise an SV1000 which has 18K on it and doesn't use any oil.
Latest bike to get this treatment is WR450
it now power wheelies in fourth, which it didn't do ever before (and I got it with 232 miles on the clock, so it wasn't exactly worn out when I had it)
You will get 200 different answers on here, from follow the manual, to ride it like you stole it
Mototune way is proven
Ultimately its your bike and do whatever you feel is best for it
Edited by GuyGraham, December 15, 2013 - 08:37 AM.
Posted December 15, 2013 - 05:13 PM
Posted December 17, 2013 - 01:05 PM
Sorry for posting something thats been discussed already too lol I thought I had read everything, figures the faqs had the answer the whole time
Banned for life!
Posted December 18, 2013 - 12:53 PM
Warm up, ride hard but not too long and stay off rev limiter. About 15 minutes. Come in and check spokes, oil level, adjust bars, etc. Ride harder and longer with similar cool down. Repeat until out of gas. Change oil, check everything over, set up suspension, etc.. Have fun.