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post #11 of 29 (permalink) Old 11-13-2017, 10:00 AM Thread Starter
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In all honesty, Honda really doesn't publish a set "break-in" procedure for any of their bikes. They only recommend the early oil change; but obviously you don't want to twist the thing to the throttle stop and hold it there and start doing street drags or anything (not that any of us would ever do that...).
The only thing I would caution is to "scrub in" the brake pads and tires some before going too crazy on the back roads. Panic stops on new tires and pads/rotors is not the way to get the best life out of them or stay upright for that matter. Tires today don't have the excessive mold release coating that they used to but they are still a tad slippery, especially in the wet or colder temps.
As mentioned above, drive 'er the way she's gonna git driven.
Thanks. I learned a long time ago about the slipper tires. And I caution all my friends on how to break-in the new pads but again thanks for the reminder.

As far as riding it as I'm going to use it. I don't think so. I will try very hard to ride like Lee for the first mile or two after that anything goes.

I am going to try and do the back roads for the first couple of hundred miles. But I do have to cover just over 500 miles that first day and
I hoping to be on the road by 12:00 if I'm lucky.


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Why such a big rush . WORKING CALLING ?????

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In all honesty. I can't stand an empty garage. And as stated in another thread my wife said I could trade up to a 2019 when they come out if I really want to.


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In all honesty. I can't stand an empty garage. And as stated in another thread my wife said I could trade up to a 2019 when they come out if I really want to.
Clone her and you will be a rich man . I could see the add now . " For sale wife that says if you don't like your new motorcycle go buy another" Of course keep the original .
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Enjoy the new ride and be sure to share some pictures with us. You are probably crossing Tennessee on your way to Georgia and US 64 is not a bad choice.

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Nice guess. My route is 64 all the way to Memphis then 78 to Bimingham then 20 to Atlanlta. Is this a nice route to break in the bike ?


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My 2014 manual says pay extra attention to how you ride during the first 300 miles. During this period, avoid full throttle starts and rapid acceleration.

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My 2014 manual says pay extra attention to how you ride during the first 300 miles. During this period, avoid full throttle starts and rapid acceleration.
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Nice guess. My route is 64 all the way to Memphis then 78 to Bimingham then 20 to Atlanlta. Is this a nice route to break in the bike ?
I would suggest 64 to Chattanooga, then cut down to the Atlanta area. I never suggest riding through Atlanta to anyone.

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I would take it easy and obey the secondary road speed limits until 100 miles. This should help seat the rings and wear off the release agent on the new tires.

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