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Old 10-14-2009, 06:34 PM   #1
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BMW F800GS Break-in recommendation

I am picking up an 800GS this Friday. I'm sure this has been discussed before however I did not see any post.

Any suggestions? I normally ride the bike like I'm going to ride it all the time.

When I bought my KLR everyone had ideas on how to break it in.

The only thing I did was change the oil a few times before I hit the 1K mile mark.

Don't know if that was of value or not.

My ride home from the dealer is about 100 miles, mostly mountain roads with alot of twisties. I figure for the first ride that this would be good, alot of shifting and alot of on and off the gas.
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Old 10-14-2009, 07:57 PM   #2
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lots of info here:
http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=453887
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Old 10-14-2009, 08:53 PM   #3
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Thanks Darren
Pretty much I will ride it home and run it pretty good on the way. As I said the ride is a good one, up long hills and down long hills. Might change the oil when I get it home.

What is everyone using for oil?
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:36 PM   #4
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Wouldn't even worry about doing the oil until the 1k (600mile) service. I asked my dealer what i shoould use and he was fairly adiment i leave it in there so he can see how the engine is running in if there are problems, but after that ive started using motul big twin oil on their recomendation.
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Old 10-14-2009, 09:49 PM   #5
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Just change oil frequently. I use synthetic, but that is debateable. The Rotax engine is bomber. If you change oil at 3K miles intervals you will have no issues.
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Old 10-15-2009, 12:18 AM   #6
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Just change oil frequently. I use synthetic, but that is debateable. The Rotax engine is bomber. If you change oil at 3K miles intervals you will have no issues.
Or you could just follow the manufacturer's schedule and save some money.

Hey, we haven't had a pathetic oil thread in a while!
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