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Hello all,

I was wondering how long your respective dealers told you to break in the bike. How high can I go on the speedometer and for how long? I wasn't told anything as my dealer was in Quebec and speaks French.
 

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My dealer told me to go about half throttle at most on my bike. For the 300A that was more then enough for my city riding.
 

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I ride mine the way it happens each day. No babying on my end at all. It's a Honda, built to be on the road for a lonnnnng time. Check the fluids and tire pressure once a week and you should be okay, however; don't follow my advice............I'm no expert :), I just like to have fun and ride.
 

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I think the break in period is actually 300 miles, with an oil change at 600 miles. I believe that's in your owners manual too.
 

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It's 300. Look it up. I'll wait here.
You know, the funny thing is that I actually did look it up.
And do you know what? You shall wait no longer!

I'll let the picture do the rest of the talking, I even marked it for you for your convenience :smile2:
 

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You know, the funny thing is that I actually did look it up.
And do you know what? You shall wait no longer!

I'll let the picture do the rest of the talking, I even marked it for you for your convenience :smile2:
That's just showing when the first oil/filter change is due.

The question is if there is an established "break-in" period stated in the manual... meaning, take it easy, vary the revs, use all the gears, etc.

I don't recall there being one, but that doesn't mean there isn't one.
 

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That's just showing when the first oil/filter change is due.

The question is if there is an established "break-in" period stated in the manual... meaning, take it easy, vary the revs, use all the gears, etc.

I don't recall there being one, but that doesn't mean there isn't one.
As I've allready explained, the "break in" prosess is until it's very first service. So for you guys with your mph, it's at 600 and not 300. The end.
 

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As I've allready explained, the "break in" prosess is until it's very first service. So for you guys with your mph, it's at 600 and not 300. The end.
Oh, I get it lol.

But he was claiming it was 300, and in the manual, so I thought the manual might have defined a separate break in period (though I didn't recall there being one) aside from the first service.

You and I are on the same page here.

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I'm at work. When I get home I will check my book. I swear I saw it in there as 300 miles.
If it's not there, I will apologize. If it is, I'm expecting three VERY sincere apologies from you people!!! :)
 

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My dealer told me to be gentle through the first tank of gas, but when I filled it up again, to let er rip... I still babied it until after the 600 mile service, then that same day took it on a 4 hour mountain ride with speeds up to 85mph(rebel 300 no abs). The rebel handled it like a champ!
 

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As I've allready explained, the "break in" prosess is until it's very first service. So for you guys with your mph, it's at 600 and not 300. The end.


As I've already explained, the "break in" period is 300 miles. And it's in your manuals. I'll let the picture do the rest of the talking.

So for you guys with your mph, it's at 300 and not 600. The end.
 

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Jr,

An additional thing that I would add to Honda's break in protocol would be; Don't Lug The Engine.

With the new Rebel being a bike that many first time owners will be riding it will be natural to lug the motor until one gets used to the torque available. If it doesn't feel quite right drop it down a gear and apply a little bit of throttle.

Kenny G
 

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Don't Lug The Engine.

With the new Rebel being a bike that many first time owners will be riding it will be natural to lug the motor until one gets used to the torque available. If it doesn't feel quite right drop it down a gear and apply a little bit of throttle.

Kenny G
Very true. As I understand it, this is the most important thing to remember during break in. Good point.
Second would be to vary your rpm's. Try not to ride at one rpm for long periods of time.
 

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Indeed the manual says 300 miles, but my dealer told me to just follow it till 600 mi service to be safe.
That's what I did, and no issues thus far. I'm sure 300 miles might be good enough, but why gamble?
 

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Since no one is actually reading, or at least understanding what I'm trying to say, it is this:
Yes the manual may actually say 300 miles as the bike's break in period, but this is not what I'm talking about!
I'm talking about the fact that you're recommended to have the break in period until it's very first service, wich means at 600, and not 300!

But what the h*ck ever, it's your bike, ride it like you stole it, I at least treated the period until it's first service as it's break in period, as in better safe than sorry...
 

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Dude, Honda, the bike's manufacturer and the one who would have to foot the bill if something happens under warranty, recommends 300 miles. And I'll bet you a million US dollars that they built some breathing room in there too, so it's probably less.

I'm going to take Honda's word and ride it like it was made to be ridden. I'm all about safety, but 600 miles is overkill. It's a 2017 Honda, not a 1977 Yugo.

But yeah, if you want to go 600, or 6000 which is even safer, then be my guest. Ain't nobody stopping you.
 
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