View Full Version : break-in R6

Joseph Browning
06-15-2003, 11:53 PM
okay so I've read all the crap I could stomach from these various engine builders about break-in. So what's the real world experience on this? It's a stock 03 R6, 40 miles on it.

It seems like there's everything from "Run it through two heat cycles and change the oil" to the old "300 mile oil change, two heat cycles, 600 mile oil change, 1000 mile oil change THEN you can take it up to 10,000 RPM" gig...

tell me how/what you guys are doing to break in new motors and what kind of life you are getting out of 'em.

Steve McNamara
06-16-2003, 08:17 AM
Heat cycles are an important factor in breaking in a "new" motor. Heat it to a good temperature above 210 degrees, then let it completely cool. Constantly vary the RPM range when running the engine. Toward the two hundred mile mark I would start taking it above 10,000 RPM's, then to around 14,000. I would change the oil at around 250 miles then switch to semi-synthetic oil. Then let her rip.......
There was a good thread in the tech. section and many good points were brought up. I have had good success with the method I mentioned both in motorcycles, and performance car motors. Enjoy your new ride.......

Jim Cambora
06-17-2003, 11:14 PM
Call me 817-512-4393.