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Is it OK to put full exhaust on during Break-in? My ZRX1200 only has about 160 miles on it so far, but want to put the exhaust on now, is it safe, or should I really wait until break-in completion at 1000 miles??

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Hey All,
If your sticking to the break-in suggestion of 0-500 miles @ 4000 rpm and 500-1000 miles @ 6000 rpm why would you want the pipe - you cant use the power range of the bike yet-- plus it might tempt you to go nuts with it. Theres going to be people who say DO IT and dog it, its ok, the bike will take it, thats ok, but its its not their bike (big difference between broken in and broken down)I would buy it and just wait...at 1001 miles - change the oil again and tell people to watch the hell out!

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I break in all my bikes with the limits of Kawi's recommendations, but riding a bike that is so quiet scares the hell out of me! When I ride the ZX9R people almost always hear and see me, where I get noticed much less with the ZRX1200. Just want to know if it will hurt a proper break-in?

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i'm going to have to say that i think most motorists wouldn't hear an ambulance riding their @$$ with the lights on and sirens blaring.

on another note, i don't think it would hurt to wait and get a feel for the broken in bike before modifying it.


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I don't think it would hurt but I would wait until the breakin ic complete and the first service has been done before adding or changing anything.

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I probably wouldn't get the full exhaust put on until after break in and the first service (oil change). If you go with a full exhaust you'll want to get a jet kit installed and I personally wouldn't feel comfortable getting the bike jetted until I know it's been properly broken in. But what ever you end up doing.. Good luck and safe riding.
 

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A main incentive for installing an aftermarket exhaust is for a performance enhancement. If you install one now, you'll really not have much to compare it to, since you can't really even stretch it's legs yet. Take some time (and miles) and learn it's stock powerband and character, and if it feels weak, then install the exhaust.
 

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The only problem I see with it is exactly what is posted above... You just have nothing to compare it too. I put my full exhaust and jetkit on my R1 at 150 miles... Changed the oil at that point and started riding it like I always would, except I wouldn't lug the engine on the highway.

10,000 miles and she is fine. I put a full exhaust on my VFR at about 700 miles and she was fine when I sold her with 11,500 miles on.
 

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Thanks guys. Ordered Akrapovic Full System from Ivans Performance today, but it will take about 10 days before I have it, which means I will probably have it broke in by then.

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