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Run it hard but don't float the valves or run it on the rev limiter.Dump the oil out after a hour or so,it's cheap insurance.

Run it on regular 10/40 a few oil changes before you switch to a synthetic blend.This method seems to seal the rings and eliminate any possible oil burning.

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Hard as everyone said but that doesn't mean winding the hell out of it to the rev limiter. Throttlejockey and crfx rider were right. I also read Motoman's break in method and have used it. The key is putting a hard "load" on the engine to seal the rings. Make sure the bike is throughly warmed up. Also, drop the trans fluid after an hour or so. Everyone I know who broke them in hard doesn't have an oil burning problem. We burn virtually no oil. We changed the oil after the first half hour and it was full of particles. We then did it after another hour and it was still full of particles but not as bad, which you can see on the oil filter. We typically change the oil after each day of riding or racing, with the oil filter every second change. We were also changing the trans fluid after each ride but since we stopped using the honda trans fluid, we change after every two rides. We switched to what we believe is the best trans fluid, Silkolene's CompGear. Ester based synthetic blend gear oil at 9.99 a quart. It's worth it though. Trans shifts smoother by far. Have used it for years in two strokes and after the shifting became a little knotchy using Honda's product, we made the change back and felt the difference.

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