The two schools of thought are to A) follow the manual, B) run the engine hard (the "mototune method"), personally I think both are wrong.
I trust the method used in the aviation world for the better part of the last 8 decades, including military engines, very high dollar general aviation engines, and even higher dollar aviation race engines. Its tried, true and helps with reliability and performance.
1) allow engine to warm up (to touch)
2) avoid extended idle
3) avoid high temps
4) keep the engine under load
5) vary RPM's
6) do not "lug" the engine
7) do not use "engine braking"
The purpose of an engine "brake-in" is simply to seat the rings, most of this takes place in the first 3-4 hours of the engines operation. In order for this to happen you need to keep the engine under load so that the rings stay pressed against the cylinder walls.
I typically run engines in with the RPM's in the 60-80% range for short periods of time (5-10min), followed by "cooling periods" down in the 40-50% range, then repeat over and over for the first few hundred miles.
BTW, where did you get your Wee? Ive been looking for an ABS 07 here in Burque for a while but no dice, so Im waiting for the 08's.
Last edited by Petrolglyph; 08-16-2007 at 06:31 PM.