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    Fx sho - break in

    Hey guys, I should be recieving my new FX SHO in a couple of days.

    What is the right way to break it in?

    So far the dealer told me to keep it on low revs for 10 hours. Is that it?

    I have also read on some forums that you should give the ski the occasional boost and vary the revs.

    Is there no concensus on which way to do this? I do not want to damage the ski but on the other hand I do not want to lose power in the long run.

    On one post I even read that the first 30 minutes are the most important, what is up with that!!?

    Cheers!


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    Very interest in this too, i am in the same situation, i have to pick up the ski this weekedn and i already have the riva e1 and a type-rs blow off valve sitting at home lol so i need to know the break in too plzzz helpppp ??

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    I read the first hour and 1/2 is key. It's similar to breaking any other motor, don't use the cruise, fluctuate your rpm's and don't romp on it. Try and keep it under 5k rpm's.

    I'm a noob too and if I'm wrong about breaking in, some please advise.

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    Per manual- first 5 mins at trolling speed, then next 30 minutes at less than 5000 rpm, then for next hour less than 6000 rpm.

    Gotta tell ya, that last hour is a biatch ... I think i found myself going just a little higher than 6000 rpm on a couple occasions... hard not to see what this thing is capable of.... I think I made it at least 30 minutes below 6000...

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    Ok, there you have it.

    I'm not an engineer, nor do I work for Yamaha but does anyone know what Yamaha does for testing their engines prior to installation. Is it a cold test or do they run them for a certain period of time under certain rev's to determine reliability?

    Just a dumb guy

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    You are right just downloaded the manual. Thought it would be more complicated. Seems like you are ready to go after 2 hours!

    http://www.yamaha-motor.com/assets/s...erSHO_1642.pdf

    Quote Originally Posted by GlockSHO View Post
    Per manual- first 5 mins at trolling speed, then next 30 minutes at less than 5000 rpm, then for next hour less than 6000 rpm.

    Gotta tell ya, that last hour is a biatch ... I think i found myself going just a little higher than 6000 rpm on a couple occasions... hard not to see what this thing is capable of.... I think I made it at least 30 minutes below 6000...

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    Yep...do it by the book. Many on here will tell you not to, but you will invalidate the warranty if you don't. Just remember to vary the rpm's after the first 5 mins.

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    here's another description. has been posted here some time ago, but i couldn't find the discussion thread.

    http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmoeller View Post
    OMFG!!! THAT IS WRONG, ALL WRONG "G!" Yamaha knows best. Get an old lady to ride it, tape her to the seat and let her treat it like a rascal scooter for 30 hours. That is perfect!

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