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post #1 of 37 Old 11-16-2016, 09:37 PM Thread Starter
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Messed up break-in period?

Hi all. I'm fresh in the Kawasaki and Mule scene with a new Pro Fx. I hauled it home this past Saturday and went straight to riding, of course -- some of which included pegging the limiter at 47 mph and other top end stuff. Nothing to tear anything up...more just seeing what it would do. Then when the sun went down I sat down in the recliner and read the manual - specifically the part about the 20 hour break-in period at half throttle or less.........

Needless to say, I'm a little depressed at the moment. It would have been nice if the dealer would have mentioned it. At any rate, any thoughts or comments? Did everyone else here abide by the 20 hr rule, or were there some other cheaters?

Only like 10 miles on it so far, but I love it...awesome machine!
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Congrats on the new ride. I haven't listened to the break in procedure at all lol I do about 50% slow crawling around and the other 50% is on black top at about 45. I've done this since day one with zero issues to date. You'll be fine
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Shew! This makes me feel a little better! Thanks for the input!
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It'll be fine, my dealer said just drive it...just don't beat on it. I now have 2500 miles problem free. I just varied the throttle and changed all my fluids by mileage rather than hours. As the manual says which ever comes first. For me it was miles.
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I agree with everyone else, I'm sure your machine will be fine these things a smooth riding beasts.
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Sounds great! Thanks a lot to all!
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No sweat. Breaking in motorcycles I learned early on to not abuse them, but some full throttle work was essential to getting everything married up properly. These mules are beasts. No way you could hurt it that easy, or there would be no 3 year warranty. I love my Pro FXT EPS LE!

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I'm new to this forum but I have broken in a lot of machines. I agree with giving to motor some short full blast runs. It's never hurt one of my bikes yet.
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Thanks! I was wondering what the top speed is. Forty-seven MPH is pretty good !
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