+1 to this.Welcome, and no way. There is not one topic we, as motorcyclist agree on. Things like break in, oil, and tires really mean endless debates. All good, but my break in, my tires, and my oil are best. I KNOW they are.
This bike does smooth out with a break in. That will happen around 4000 miles..For mine, anyway.
Agree 100%, break in is very painful me for me to do 60 mph. The sun comes out around here and friends of mine that have bikes want to ride at a "spirited pace".I find this break in period monotonously agonizing. I am planning to keep mine for a while as well and also following the owners manual about the rpm limit for 4,000 for the first 500 miles and then 6,000 until you reach 1000 miles. With max rpm of 4,000 I top out my speed at 60 mph...I barely keep up with traffic and Im on a 1000 cc bike! Im sure this bike will deliver once through the break in period but for now I miss my old GS500 where at least I could wail on that and get it over 100 mph
P.S. With temps finally coming up and snow disappearing in PA I have been able to get up to 260 miles on the ODO as of today
The only thing that I thought wasn't so smooth on mine was the clutch. I thought it was a bit chattery within the first 150 miles or so other than that it seems really smooth. Not sure I really even need to mess with mine unless I can do something to get better fuel economy. During break in I am only at like 33.4 mpg.I dont think break in was complete, on mine, until 4000 miles. Its a much smoother motorcycle than when it was new. I cannot comment on power since mines been goofed with, but its now a smooth motorcycle, When new, not so much.
What does he charge and what is the turn around time?I'll bet economy improves. Mine will do the 33 now, but only if I'm runnign hard. I dont think thsi motor likes the low rpm's used during the break in process.
But, ignore it. You'll be sending the ecu to Ivan, anyway. After using his reflash, I consider it mandatory for this bike. Kawasaki shoudl include his remap in the price of the bike.
Its rare to find a mod with zero drawbacks, but his ecu remap fits the description. Only drawback is its not free. Most of the vibration is caused from the ignition timing..which Ivan fixes.