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Well I went and picked up my 17drz400sm today! Thought it was raining so I wasn't able to ride it yet. Anyway curious about the best way to break it in, manual says to keep it under half throttle for x amount of Time and what not, the sales person at the dealer was talking about a "hard break in" not really sure what the was and just curious, thanks!

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Another question, just took the bike out and it seems as if there is some kind of noise only when the clutch is out, like a slapping noise? Maybe I'm just not ridding the bike correct yet and shifting too early, either way deffintly have to see what that's all about 

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They are noisy motors. It's probably nothing. A keen ear can hear the difference when the clutch is disengaged vs engaged. If you are that concerned about it, take it back to the dealership.

I also suggest checking out the DRZ400 section and reading through the FAQ's.

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