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    GTR 215 engine break-in

    The manual isn't too descriptive. Basically I read it as saying brief accelerations with full throttle is ok, but cruise at half to three-quarter throttle.

    Does this include in sport mode? Seems like half to three quarters gives you about 50 mph in sport mode whereas it gives you about 40 mph in touring.

    Anyone else have any advice on the break in? Looks like the manual says it should last 10 hours. So Im thinking I can occassionally accel into the 60s in sport mode with full throttle and then let off. Then after 10 hours on the engine I can hold it at full throttle as long as I want?

    Just need some clarity. Thanks for the help.


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    You can break it in with sport mode..
    Just don't keep the throttle at any 1 rpm for too long.
    Run it at various rpms including wot..
    This breaks in the engine..
    Once you crank it up allow it to warm up for around 10 min before any hard riding.
    I break in my skis with 1-2 hours of running without shutting them off.
    Never had an engine issue and never used any oil....

    Don't baby it RIDE IT!!!

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    Welcome aboard the Hulk!!!

    Kick ASS ski you have...

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    my GTR was about 20 minutes 'on' the first time it went WOT.
    varied RPMs, and try to not 'slam throttle shut', or hold it WOT for any extended period of time.
    The ECU does a pretty good job of protecting your investment during break-in.

    I believe the only difference between 'touring' and 'sport' is a delay in throttle response. 'eco' mode pretty much keeps the motor 'off-boost' and leans it out for range.

    you can ride it like you stole it, just make sure you do NOt drone on any RPM for any duration. The ECU will start to 'open up' at about 5 hrs; letting you have full control of stock ECU map at 10 hrs.

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    Thanks!

    Nice, the sport mode governed under 5 hours was already really exciting. Cant imagine it going much faster haha. Should be fun.

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    It's another 10-15% more fun after the 5-7hr mark...

    Let us know what your thoughts are after she opens up...


    Rip on!!!

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    I don't understand the comment that the manual wasn't too descriptive. The manual (at least mine) was very clear that for the first 10 hours you should not run the engine at the same rpm for an extended period of time or WOT... and for the first 5 hours of that time that the ECU would limit what you could do, the next 5 are up to you. LISTEN: respect the engine... you'll need it pretty much ALL of the time after 10 hours (joke, but not joking). You read some horror stories and you have to wonder if people have treated their equipment like their life above water depended on it. Machines are machines, they require certain things, and when we think we know better than the engineers that designed the engine... we get the short-end and then feel justified to complain??? BS. Treat it right, as soon as you hit 10 hours... ride it like you stole it, and enjoy!!!! Love my GTR, here's to yours!!!!

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    What ever you doo don't use the learners key for the full 10hr break in.

    I've heard of some people that think your suppose to use it for break in.

    Your motor needs more rpm then what the learner key can give.

    Just don't sit at any 1 set rpm for too long..

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    What ever you doo don't use the learners key for the full 10 be break in.

    I've heard of some people that think your suppose to use it for break in.

    Your motor needs more rpm then what the learner key can give.

    Just don't sit at any 1 set rpm for too long..

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    Agree with wotxxxsd, especially since he said it twice (jk). Use the normal key most of the time since it gives you the biggest options of torque and power, however, if you use the learning key minimally and vary the RPM's, I don't see the difference... you can get various levels of torque put on the engine... it's all break in. You need a variation RPM and torque for the first 10 hours. Don't stick with any single plan (just control yourself against WOT and Sport mode for 10 hours).

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