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Just got a 3up pineapple spark. Can't wait to ride it! Any suggestions on break in time or how to properly do it? I know the Manuel says 5 hours but I've seen people saying around 10 hrs? Thanks
 

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I'm doing 10hrs and then will take it up the butt and bring it to the dealer for the first oil change at 25hrs. I don't want to give them any angle to deny any claim if I ever need something.
Just don't run it full throttle long and don't bounce it off the rev limiter. I have 3hrs on mine now and its sooooooooo boring doing a break in.
 

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I read the article and it makes a lot of sense. But does the break in operation vary from a street bike to a sea doo? Thanks
 

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it depends on who you talk to. one group will say " Run it like you stole it" and the other "Go by the book". I choose to Go by the book.
 

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I'm doing 10hrs and then will take it up the butt and bring it to the dealer for the first oil change at 25hrs. I don't want to give them any angle to deny any claim if I ever need something.
Just don't run it full throttle long and don't bounce it off the rev limiter. I have 3hrs on mine now and its sooooooooo boring doing a break in.
i dont think you need to baby it

ride it like normal

but i agree i wouldnt be bouncing it off the limiter or running it WOT for long periods of time

but apart from that. go nuts.
 

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you need to mix hard running in too, need those high revs to properly seal the piston rings against the cylinder walls...

Just don't lug it, and don't spend all the time at the top. Work it good ;)
 

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varying speeds is key, no entended idle nor extended WOT, brief full throttle (WOT) acceleration NOT from idle is good, then close the throttle...do several times during break in to seat the rings...modern engines break in nice if you just dont abuse. Watch the weight limits of pasengers too....easy..and keep eye on fluid levels and temps especially during break-in
 

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Well ,followed everyone's advice and varied the break in. Got 5 1/2 hrs on it now so maybe next weekend I will head to the ocean and try some wave jumping.
 
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