in my defense, many people don't follow the manual. for example, oil.wow... there is such a thing as a dumb question. >_<;
not even, I know most just use computer simulations for that stuff and only break out the physical when doing certifications and limited real world apps.what they also don't read is how Honda wants you to ride the bike in order to follow the RMS verbatim. you can absolutely go 8000 miles if you follow their operation guidelines. but lets be realistic... wind tunnel testing on a dyno just isn't real world.