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Forewarn......long story.......but am proud of it :banban:

Newbie here. Initially got a 1100cc cruiser for a 1st bike last end of August. Was able to ride for 2 months before winter storage. By around January this year, while on winter lay away (sucks) and reading "sportbike" magazines, I got bitten hard with the sportbike. I've been itching to get one since. Man, those itch, they don't seem to get better over time. On May 14, I went on a Suzuki demo ride on a GSX-R 600. :thumbup: Nice. But I always wanted a different one.

Anyhow, finally traded-in the cruiser for the 600RR and drove my new baby on a 35mile ride home last friday, just to ensure I got the engine broken in, but I could not get myself to go over 7k rev without overspeeding badly and with new tires, I have to be very careful not to drop it on my first ride home.

I've already done the change oil and oil filter last saturday. :cheers: And I burned my knuckle on the exhaust pipe. :bitchslap: Hm, hard lessons learned.

Wasn't able to go out on saturday, but did on sunday. Boy, my butts hurt. My arms and wrist is sore, and all just in less than 1 hour of riding. :banghead: Man, what did I get myself into. The cruiser was so easy riding, and now am suffering. Nah, who cares, I love my new Red (and fast) baby.

Rode again on monday and tueday. Not much, mostly easy riding to get use to the posture and the bike. Butt doesn't hurt as much, but my balls seems to be squesh quite a bit. Haven't figured out what to do yet or where to move it to.....:headscratch: Sometimes, I still find myself leaning and putting pressure on my arms and wrist. But bottomline is.......I love my RED baby. :rocker: :rocker: :rocker:
 
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Sounds like you have to adjust to the different riding style of this bike. Your posture will eventually correct and you will be more comfortable. The seat however will NEVER be comfortable. If I win at the casino tomorrow, I'm buying a Corbin!! But you changed the oil after 35 miles? I've heard one or two other people doing that, but I haven't heard of any advantage in doing it before 600 miles.

Well congrats on the bike and enjoy the board.
 

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You will get used to the wrist thing. Just have to change your riding posture to where your not putting as much weight on your hands. So glad I dont live anywhere where I have to worry about winter storage. Year round riding baby, only way to go. But Welcome to the world of Sportbikes. It is a nice world to live in
 

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What is the reasoning behind changing the oil after 35 miles...or anything before 600 miles.
During break-in, you can never change the oil too much. I did almost the same thing, changed mine at 47 miles, then again at 622.

During engine break-in, you will get a significant amount of metal particles as the engine actually starts smoothing itself out (removing imperfections and shavings) through normal operation. There absolutely nothing wrong with changing it before 600, in fact many people recommend it.
 

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congrats on getting the fastest color!

you need to adjust your riding posture to the new bike. you need to use more of your core muscles (back, abs) to support the weight of your torso so you dont put all your weight on the bars. Also helps to grip the tank with your knees to alleviate the weight on your wrists too.

I dont think the bike is uncomfortable. I've done 3-4 hr rides and felt fine but I only weigh 120# so I think I'm the perfect fit for the bike weight/height wise.

Congrats and enjoy the bike.

I'm changing the oil at 320m (today actually) and I'll probably have 700 miles by the time I get into the dealer for the 600 mile service.
 

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Reading through the mototune break-in procedure, under the Viewer Questions section, it says that you should change the oil after the 1st 20miles.

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Q: Why change the oil at 20 miles?? Doesn't the oil pick up screen catch the aluminum bits ???

A: It's true that the screen stops the big pieces, but many areas of the engine aren't within the oil filtration system. The oil that is splashed around will circulate metal debris to the lubricated bearing surfaces. For example, transmission gears and their ball bearings are unprotected by the filtration system, and even the cam chain makes a perfect "conveyor belt" to bring metal debris up into the cylinder head !!
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There's more details to this answer afterward but it's too long for me to type. Am lazy.....

Besides, cheap enough to be safe than sorry later, I guess. I just want to ensure that my bike is taken care of, as I've done on my other ex-baby (the cruiser). Although I didn't do the same change oil as I did with the RR, and after the 1st official service, but it never did burn any much oil after 4000 miles of use. Go figure.

BTW, I've been lurking on this site for months now and everytime I see someone new with a bike, I just get envious....... lots of good people and advice here. Good place to in. :beerglass: :beer:
 

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What is the reasoning behind changing the oil after 35 miles...or anything before 600 miles.
When you change the oil on a new bike, you never get the all of the metal shavings out. Therefore, when you add new oil, there is still a measurable concentration of metal in the oil. By performing several oil changes, you keep decreasing the concentraion of metal in the oil. If you only do 1 change at 600, there are still a noticible amount of metal shavings in the oil. And so while not necessitated by the manual, several oil changes before the 1st service, especially when the bike is new, is definitely the way to go.
 

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quantumfield, very good point. I'll make certain to heed your advice and do more changes before the first official service at 600miles. Thanks.
 

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Congrats on the new bike. I agree about changing the oil soon and often. I waited and did my first change at 100 miles. Then again at 300 miles. I will give it a third change at the 600 mile service. As people have mentioned, there are still going to be metal particles floating around in there for quite some time. It can never hurt to change the oil TOO much. Oil is cheap enough :smile:

Again, enjoy your new ride. It's amazing!
 

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Yup, in this case, the Scotts Stainless Steel Oil Filter is looking like a very good choice for it. It's reuseable and washable. And is suppose to be much better than the paper type filters. Cheaper in the long run too.

What is everyone else using? Any recommendation?
 

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Grats on your new purchase. Did you sell the cruiser or keep it. I have a 600RR and a 1100 shadow, and am debating whether to sell the cruiser or not. Although, my wife will only ride the cruiser and she doesn't want me to sell it.
 
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