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So i just bought a very lightly used 08 1k. Just upgraded from my 06 750.

Now ive been driving in the different modes a bunch. When in A mode, I really feel its not pumping out the power it should be for a 1000. When i test drove a 05 1000 it was very prone to wheelie.

Dont get me wrong, my 1k is very fast compared to my 750, but im surprised it does not power wheelie. I only have about 800km on it right now. Would break in have something to do to it?

I know some may flame me for driving a new bike hard. But when i rev it up high its very temporary. But when braking in a bike i like to bring it up and down in the revs and constantly keep changing gears and just all that jazz
 

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if you put a k5 1000 and a k7 side by side the k5 has way more bottem and mid power, the k7,k8 has more top end. gear it down a tooth in the front and buy an exhaust and power commander to get rid of the cat convertor. makes a huge difference. as far as breaking it in I stay close to what the manual says for 1000km, change the oil then start riding it to full rpm and down again.
 

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Thanks for the reply. i was wondering if it was something like that for a difference. Just did an oil change 5 min ago at 787km. i have a jardine exhaust but i don't imagine that does much
 

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Don't be riding it hard until its broken in

You will regret it

You'll lose power FOREVER as your engine will not function at its peak.

Powering it trying to wheelie is the last thing you should be doing furing the break in period.
 

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I just got back from a ride doing more so of suggested break in but putting out some harder throttle for a very brief time again. I really dont know if i believe that whole you loose power from being hard on it during break in.

when i broke in my 05 600 i seriously bagged the crap out of it but i did an oil/filter change at 500km, 1500km. and something just over 2000km. The bike was awesome for power ran great with no issues.

With this 1000 im not bagging on it. just seeing its power by slowly wrapping on the throttle through 1 or 2 gears and then slowing down gradually.
I cant see how that would hurt the bike, It never hurt my 600 what so ever
 

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im not trying to brag but we have owned many many high performance vehicles and bikes and have broke everything in pretty hard, and have never had one single problem with anything. we race everything weve owned on the strip and all of the stuff has ran very strong!!
 

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whatever : )

I REALLY REALLY think the first 1,500 miles must be done not rough, like never red line it.. maybe 1k miles only.. but atleast 1k miles of oil running thru and the parts getting broken in at lower rpms..


I think my engine runs clean/great due to me breaking it in correctly.

It might of ran just the same if I didn't break it in correctly , who knows though. It could be running stronger, could be stronger at 50k miles when a incorrectly broken in one is running weaker.

I just go by what the manufacturer says.
 

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Im glad someone agrees with me that a bike can/should be ran hard while break in.

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I think my engine runs clean/great due to me breaking it in correctly.
Im not sure if im thinking of the right person but i thought you bought your bike used at the point it was past break in?
 
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