Let us know how it goes!That should be a fun 20 mile ride you got planned. My know my dealer was basing that on past experiences with Yamaha but this new bike may not fit the normal process since they are just getting it off the ground. I plan to ride the 25 miles home from dealer. I got 4k saved from selling my 1988 Super Magna 750 V4 so I will also need a small loan for the difference. I feel anything around 150 is like a non-event. I sure hope Geico classifies it like my CTX for insurance. Honda had a lower interest rate 2.99
I asked the dealer about the tires and he said they would probably be Bridgestone or Dunlop but not sure what series. I'm ok with that. I like and used Michelin for my riding around here and I don't ride in the rain but could get caught in it. I ride when cold so a tire that works well cold would be good so I might rethink what I will need after wearing down the stock ones without going nuts on the power. I see me having a tire jar/piggy bank for frequent deposits to cover replacements.
Like to hear your definition of a "Proper redline break-in the first 20 or so miles". I will be taking backroads home so I can vary the throttle and gears . I, myself, don't plan on wheelies but if that happens I will keep them to a few inches at most. Michelin dual compound tires are known for good wear and are priced reasonable.I will have to load mine into the truck and bring it home in order to do a proper redline break-in the first 20 or so miles. I will wear the stock tires out and switch to Michelin Pilot Road 3, which holds up the best wear for road and wheelies, super fast warm-up , and great in the rain. Pretty good in the turns.
This thread http://www.yamahafz09.com/forum/6-fz-09-general-discussion/154-breaking-new-bike.htmlLike to hear your definition of a "Proper redline break-in the first 20 or so miles". ...
Thanks for posting the link. That was interesting. Might try it this time. I am an old dog but can learn. In the past I would run a new bike up and down though the lower gears and avoid the top two if a six speed I have never been a synthetic oil fan so that part is fine (don't chide me people who like synthetic oil, it's a free country...lol). low mile oil change makes sense too. I better get a filter when I pick the thing up.This thread http://www.yamahafz09.com/forum/6-fz-09-general-discussion/154-breaking-new-bike.html
has this link Break In Secrets--How To Break In New Motorcycle and Car Engines For More Power that Doug is likely referring to.