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Break-in period for 08 GT

This was posted on K-bikes site. Dose any one knows if GT's are pre-run in a dyno before delivery???
I am piking my GT 08 in one week if weather helps. I am wondering if I need to do a break-in

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Hardest thing was keeping it below 4000rpm (per break-in instructions).



Humm, interesting. My dealer (San Jose BMW, SF Bay Area) said that there is no break-in period on a K-bike. He said every engine come pre-run on a dyno and you should just ride. Any comments?


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Ride it like you stole it! Don't baby it and change the oil at 600 miles...

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Ride it like you stole it! Don't baby it and change the oil at 600 miles...
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Today, I did just that, and had a ball.

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This was posted on K-bikes site. Dose any one knows if GT's are pre-run in a dyno before delivery???
I am piking my GT 08 in one week if weather helps. I am wondering if I need to do a break-in

Originally Posted by stefeb
Hardest thing was keeping it below 4000rpm (per break-in instructions).



Humm, interesting. My dealer (San Jose BMW, SF Bay Area) said that there is no break-in period on a K-bike. He said every engine come pre-run on a dyno and you should just ride. Any comments?

The dealer told me that they are run in on a dyno before shipping. If they survive that you ain't gonna hurt it unless you're drag it on a daily basis right after start up.

And +1 what Ted said, and he works at a dealer so you KNOW he's right!!

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The dealer told me that they are run in on a dyno before shipping. If they survive that you ain't gonna hurt it unless you're drag it on a daily basis right after start up.

And +1 what Ted said, and he works at a dealer so you KNOW he's right!!
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I loved the picks from your bike so much that I change my mind on the color. I was going to get the graphite but order silver. I love the 49 lit box. Did you paint it Aventurin Silver Metallic or left it the light silver color?
I like to pick it up next week. There is so much controversy on the break-in period. Some one say in another tread to change oil after 20 miles?

They are installing the Autocom, BMW GPSIII that I had from my LT, 49 lt box, extra power plug, order tank and side tank protectors and Motolights that I had from my LT. After will look for a tank bag and maybe a different sit for my big butt

I will ride it like I stole it

Do you have any other advice?? I went from a 1100 Kawasaki LTD 83 to the 07 LT with 10 years in between. It was a scary at first but I loved that bike. My wife dose not ride with me, got her own bike now That is the only reason to go to the GT. Me alone with more power. I know that I am going to love it. Any help will be appreciated


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Theyre ready to go from the factory. Theres a vid around here somewhere about a Discovery Channel special on BMW motorrad that shows the bikes getting a good hammering on the dyno before they ship em. They ride something like 40 miles on the dyno...every bike.


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I loved the picks from your bike so much that I change my mind on the color. I was going to get the graphite but order silver. I love the 49 lit box. Did you paint it Aventurin Silver Metallic or left it the light silver color?
I like to pick it up next week. There is so much controversy on the break-in period. Some one say in another tread to change oil after 20 miles?

They are installing the Autocom, BMW GPSIII that I had from my LT, 49 lt box, extra power plug, order tank and side tank protectors and Motolights that I had from my LT. After will look for a tank bag and maybe a different sit for my big butt

I will ride it like I stole it

Do you have any other advice?? I went from a 1100 Kawasaki LTD 83 to the 07 LT with 10 years in between. It was a scary at first but I loved that bike. My wife dose not ride with me, got her own bike now That is the only reason to go to the GT. Me alone with more power. I know that I am going to love it. Any help will be appreciated

Ahh, my powers reach far and wide!

I spent the weekend installing my Zumo 550 with XM radio, V1, J&M Integratr IV and Motolights Big Mak shelf and TechMount on mine. It's much happier with some farkles on it (or is that me). The topcase is still the stock silver, but I'm sending it out to be paint matched next week while I'm in Texas for work. So it will be the same color as the rest of the bike soon. I do like this color, it grows on me more every day.

As for advice - Enjoy the bike and all its power and handling, but stay within your limits, sometimes that racing herat is telling you more than you're having a good time. I've already given myself a couple of "Oh Sh!t" moments, and they come up much more quickly with the speed and power this baby has. Take some time to get used to it, it'll be worth it in the long run. Of course, it won't be nearly as much of a challenge passing Haybusas in the corners as it is on my 95 GS (which really pisses them off ).

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As for advice - Enjoy the bike and all its power and handling, but stay within your limits, sometimes that racing heart is telling you more than you're having a good time.
Agreed. One of the main reasons I got rid of the LT is that I was constantly pushing its limits, and still wanting more. With the GT the ceiling has been raised significantly, so we're back to what I'm comfortable pushing, rather than the bike limiting things.

The great thing is that the GT still rides just fine in normal mode, cruising along and enjoying the scenery. But when you do want a bit more, it'll get you there right now in a fury of sound and motion.

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Agreed. One of the main reasons I got rid of the LT is that I was constantly pushing its limits, and still wanting more. With the GT the ceiling has been raised significantly, so we're back to what I'm comfortable pushing, rather than the bike limiting things.

The great thing is that the GT still rides just fine in normal mode, cruising along and enjoying the scenery. But when you do want a bit more, it'll get you there right now in a fury of sound and motion.
I think that's a great description of why I changed over as well. And +1 on the toodling/cruising mode and jumping into hyperspace. I tend to bee bop along being fairly relaxed until I hit the twisties, then bump the ESA into Sport mode and haul a$$!!

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I am exited about picking the bike now It is going to be a long week. Temperature for the next weekend is high of 45. Dealer is 120 miles away from my house to North Hampton, NH, Max BMW. Thinking Gerbins, gloves and a nice cold ride home. I still have 5 feet of snow on the yard and lots of sand on the road. It will be a slow ride once I am in the mountains of Maine were my house is. It was mention possible snow on friday but hope that by saturday the roads are clean. Thank you for your help and advice


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I am exited about picking the bike now It is going to be a long week. Temperature for the next weekend is high of 45. Dealer is 120 miles away from my house to North Hampton, NH, Max BMW. Thinking Gerbins, gloves and a nice cold ride home. I still have 5 feet of snow on the yard and lots of sand on the road. It will be a slow ride once I am in the mountains of Maine were my house is. It was mention possible snow on friday but hope that by saturday the roads are clean. Thank you for your help and advice
You know that MAX will deliver the bike to you, right?

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You know that MAX will deliver the bike to you, right?
Yea!! but whats fun about that!! I have a walk out basement and the windows and door are half way up with snow in the back. About 3 feet under my windows at the front and the driveway is at 5 to 5.5 feet high due to the snow blowing. What a winter we had this year but the anticipation of good weather will make us enjoy it so much more If this weekend dose not clear will talk to Max to see if they can deliver next week.


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