If it wasnt winter and not very cold out, what was the purpose of also draining the coolant? I appreciate the initial oil drain, but did the coolant drain actually make a meaningful difference in your breaking it..in...???When I bought my bike,. I trailered it home, drained out all the oil and coolant , then rode it in first gear at redline for 10 minutes.....I recommend that everyone do this as I think this is the only way you can really know that's its truly broken in..
nothing to do with with your break-in on the Bandit. I'm sure you know about the 2001 and 2002 Bandits?? Oil Burners......I do a variation of B.
lots and lots of accel/decel, no steady rpm. no extended high rpm, (if you look in the manual for our bikes, it says no extended, not NO high RPM on break in.)
I didn't change the oil till 1k, at which time I went full synth. and 2-3k intervals from then on.
My bike burns 0 oil, leaks 0 oil, and runs like a raped ape.
My 2001 Bandit, on the other hand, I broke in super gently, according to the suzuk manual, and that bike burned oil. After an engine rebuild, I broke the 'new' engine in according to 'B' option, and it never burned or consumed a drop of oil. (well until that cadillac cager killed my bike and almost me)
YMMV, as always.
It really sucks for those w/o The Red bikes engine. They probably need to baby their engine.Ran the bike (hard) on day #1 the way I'm riding it on day #146 (which is today).
No issues... 6k miles later.
(psst, nobody tell the other colors... the RED fz09 doesn't have a REDLINE limit) :director:
When I bought my bike,. I trailered it home, drained out all the oil and coolant , then rode it in first gear at redline for 10 minutes.....I recommend that everyone do this as I think this is the only way you can really know that's its truly broken in..