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I would avoid redlining the engine during break in.
You as the rider must feel fully confident in your ability and the ride.
very true sungod. i have no need to redline and wouldnt anyway, i respect my bike very much and have a very strong desire to treat him well. i never ended up going for that ride today. on startup it flooded bad and the front plug was wet so i cleaned the deal up and got it started but that was all. it began raining at the same time. tomoro i will go for a longer ride and will continue to ease into things for a couple hundred ks. ill give it a bit of stick but in a controlled sense. no lugging and not letting it get to hot. i dig what FH was saying "dont mother it" i wont. a nice controlled ride.cheers
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Oh. Of course.
Your riding this thing on the road.

Ok. So far this year 60 motorcyclists killed on the roads in Queensland.

And we're the best riders in the world.

You now have a motorcycle that's the equivalent of a Ford GTHO Phase 1.

Helluva good strong engine. Piss poor brakes and suspension.

Ride accordingly.
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Oh. Of course.
Your riding this thing on the road.

Ok. So far this year 60 motorcyclists killed on the roads in Queensland.

And we're the best riders in the world.

You now have a motorcycle that's the equivalent of a Ford GTHO Phase 1.

Helluva good strong engine. Piss poor brakes and suspension.

Ride accordingly.
Yeah mate, the brakes are piss poor and theres not a lot can be done there. in certain articles etc i have seen a later model set-up with the rear cog on the right and a disk on the left. do you know much about that type setup. unfortunately im a dummy when it comes to fabricating etc. i dont retain information as good as most.
its good to go fast, its better to know you can stop.
its great that you give your input, i appreciate stories and sharing your knowledge with me. cheers
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