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Hey, Guys. First post, but I'll skip my intro for now.

I'm new to Ducs, but have 250,000 miles on Japanese bikes. I've always believed in breaking in my bikes a bit on the quick/hard side...after a couple of hundred miles of going through many heat cycles and varying the rpm alot. No lugging as well.

Anything I outta know about Ducs?

I am totally in love, by the way. My last bike was a ZX-12R. It feels remote and soulless by comparison. I'll never go back. Bella! 8)
 
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Welcome to the club, you are right you will never go back. Enjoy and ride safe.
 

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Congrats on the beautiful new S4R! I can only imagine how in love you are. I love my 750 but I lust over the new S4R.
 

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gongratulations!

Break in is a personal choice.

Either by owners manual, or some other way, it is your bike.

Enjoy,
Skier
 
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Yes...it IS my bike. I do like the sound of that... :)

Thanks for the welcome.
 

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Ride it like you stole it and own is behind you with a really big gun. With in reason of course. The first two years is the best time to give her hell.

Enjoy the new ride.
 
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I'd say abuse it as much as possible without straying TOO far from the recommended RPM maximums.

Congrats on the bike .. the S4R is a smack ride.

Make sure it's got a yuasa battery in it ..
 
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Don't worry - I'll break it in for 'ya. When can I pick it up?
 
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Avoid highway rides at a constant steady RPM.
Dont lug the engine at really low rpms.
Shift a lot, work the mechanics.
Keep the RPMs moving. I even rock the throttle a little.
Dont redline it, but dont baby it either.
Change the oil sooner rather than later.
 
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