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Hey fellow riders,

Long story short, the salesman told me these bikes (2014 f6c) don't need a break-in given the latest engine technology. I've ridden it to 250 miles and I swear I've noticed a loss in acceleration power under WOT. When I first go the bike (upgraded from a Kawasaki 650 Versys) I couldn't even do a WOT run because I felt like I was going to get thrown off the bike when I cranked the throttle. Well after a few weeks of riding I decided to open her up today several times and never once got the butterflys in my stomach feeling of that hard pull like I felt the first couple days after buying the bike.

Am I crazy? Did I screw up the engine/pistons/compression by doing a couple WOT runs before the 300 mile break in? (I read the manual today, turns out there is a break-in period)

I love my new Valk, but I'm scared I just bought a bike with engine issues or did something wrong in the first few miles.

Razor
 

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I highly doubt you did any damage to the engine. The computer baseline is probably a little messed up since you ran it pretty hard. I would disconnect the positive battery terminal for about 15 mins to make the bike's computer go back to the factory settings. I would ride the bike normally for a few weeks for a proper breakin and then try it again. This way the baseline will be setup correctly and you should get the power back.
 

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I highly doubt you did any damage to the engine. The computer baseline is probably a little messed up since you ran it pretty hard. I would disconnect the positive battery terminal for about 15 mins to make the bike's computer go back to the factory settings. I would ride the bike normally for a few weeks for a proper breakin and then try it again. This way the baseline will be setup correctly and you should get the power back.
Hey thanks for the suggestion! I?ll do that tonight. Really appreciate it.
 
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