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Break-in - Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R 2012 Owner's Manual

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The first 1 600 km (1 000 mi) that the motorcycle is ridden is designated as the
break-in period. If the motorcycle is not used carefully during this period, you may
very well end up with a "broken down" instead of a "broken in" motorcycle after a
few thousand kilometers.
The following rules should be observed during the break-in period.
The table shows maximum recommended engine speed during the break-in pe-
Distance traveled
0 ∼ 800 km (0 ∼ 500 mi)
800 ∼ 1 600 km (500 ∼ 1 000 mi)
When operating on public roadways, keep maximum speed under traffic law lim-
Do not start moving or race the engine immediately after starting it, even if the
engine is already warm. Run the engine for two or three minutes at idle speed to
give the oil a chance to work up into all the engine parts.
Do not race the engine while the transmission is in neutral.
Maximum engine speed
4 000 r/min (rpm)
6 000 r/min (rpm)


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