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ROUGH RIDER



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PostSubject: 1,000 MILE BREAK-IN?   1,000 MILE BREAK-IN? EmptySat Mar 15, 2014 5:40 pm

Am I reading this owner's manual correctly (lousy manual by the way) stating that the break-in period is 1,000 miles???

Never heard of such a thing in a motorcycle.

Maybe 400-500 miles but a 1,000?

Is this the consensus of the forum members?

Hey. great forum!

Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: 1,000 MILE BREAK-IN?   1,000 MILE BREAK-IN? EmptySat Mar 29, 2014 11:18 am

Yeah I feel the same way.  I bought 2 TW's, one had 300+ miles and the other had 900+ miles.  I considered both to be broke in enough to ride however I felt like.  If you're asking because you just got a new one, my only recommendation would be to change the oil a lot in the first 1K miles....first time at 100 miles.  You'll see lots of shavings around the filter for the first couple of times but that's normal.  Have fun!
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PostSubject: Re: 1,000 MILE BREAK-IN?   1,000 MILE BREAK-IN? EmptySat Jun 14, 2014 12:29 pm

Guess I'm checkin in too. I had forgotten about this forum until the other day when R80RT reminded me.  Had to get him to send a link.   Lots of great photos here..  I'll be back more often
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