Well.... personally i think the first 500 just use the bike very conservative with once in a while user some rpms over 7K but easy. This is important to sit the piston rings on place.
You can send your oil off to Blackstone Labs and for a fee they will indicate how much of the wear additives are left and how much longer you can run the oil. The full report is about $35 and also shows particulates.if you use approved oil and filters the factory intervals are fine.
A lot has changed with our understanding about how long synthetics and filters last. Getting a magnetic drain plug (if you can find one) isn't a bad idea. People have been getting 30K out of stock internals on sport bikes with no problems.
I was over changing my car oils at 3K... pretty stupid to waste all that synthetic when studies have shown that it is working perfect at 10K or more. The filter is actually the weak link. Most filters will only go 10-15K in cars.
That is the conventional wisdom, but some brands engineer their engines to require some level of abrasion to properly seat them. That could be by using a lower viscosity oil, allowing the metal particles to circulate for a bit, or actually adding wear additives. I don't know what Kawasaki does, and each model may be different, but it seems to make sense that the folks who made the bike would know best.I think early oil changes are more important than how the bike is broken in, because of the tiny metal particles in the oil early on.
When I picked my bike up ('14) I was told by the mechanic that Kawi already broke the coating at the factory and you could escentially go balls out from the get go. In order to protect my investment, I like most of those who posted went easy for the first 500 miles and an oil change. Funny beacause on my supermoto, when replacing the top end you go balls out from the get go too.Hi,
The cylinder walls are coated with a Hi Tech coating, they are not the old iron sleeves like on older engines. That means you have 1 chance to break the rings in( they seat quicker in this type of engine) If you do not seat the rings in then the cylinders need to be replaced, they cannot be honed and re ringed as nobody can do the coating on the cylinder walls, just the factory. That is how I understand it, maybe someone else knows more about it?
Mine was delivered dry. I watched the dealership put oil and other fluids in. They had a model on the showroom floor that may have had fluids in it already but mine came straight out of a crate.Also, I thought these bikes were all delivered completely dry from the factory and the dealer put all fluids in. So the oil in the bike when it's delivered to you depends on the dealer. Is that right or are they shipped with oil ?