Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Central Tablelands, NSW, Australia
I bought this as a scratching bike that I don't have to detune with my right hand on crappy roads. It has been a successful experiment. My motor gets a caning to within 1000 rpm of redline quite a lot and just loves it, rings getting nicely seated and it's running better all the time. The old thinking about higher rpm (within manufacturer limits) "wearing" more is not as relevant as it was in older tech engines (well, four strokes anyway...)
Keep the oil and filter clean and I doubt you can harm it...
"Between two evils, I'll always take the one I've never tried before..."
Shiro Nakama #069
Suzuki: RF900 x 2, DRZ400E, DL650L2 ABS(sold), SV650SK9 ABS
Honda: CB750F2, VFR750/RC36 x 2, VTR1000 x 2
Yamaha: GTMX80, MX125, Virago250, Virago1100