I got hold of my 954 on the 24th, picked it up in my van and drove it home. the very next morning, I had organised a break in session on a dyno with one of the more reputable tuners in Sydney (and the only one I know of who is anywhere near me)
anyway, anyone who has ever read the motoman break in article will have an idea what I did.
This tuners is method is similar, but slightly different.
When I called him to ask him to do it, I was sort of sheepish about it, thinking he would call me nuts - but his response was "have you been talking to someone I know?"
Turns out he breaks in several of the race bikes he tunes with this method.
Anyway, the procedure involved 2 oil changes, and 3 dyno sessions.
the first session was about 20 minutes (plus warm up) he basically added varying loads to the dyno and reved the engine progressivley from idle to 4000rpm, through the gears, but getting to the 4000rpm marl grdually (so the first one may have been 2500rpm, then 3000rpm etc..)
dump oil - AMAZING how much crap is in there after only about 20 km... I REALLY would not want that crap floating in my oil for another 980km!
2nd sessions lasted a little longer than an hour, and over that time, once again he worked the bike through the gears and the bike was being taken to the red by the end of the session. The clock now had 60km on it. Oil was once again dumped, and once again, more crap Iwould not want in my engine for another 940km...
final dyno session and it was bassically just 3 runs on the dyno to check the power.
A healthy baby 954 with 136.3 rear wheel HP SAE corrected @ 30 degress C,with a peak of 71.2 ft/lb torque @ 8000rpm.
He is also the same guy that does the dyno figures for the aussie bike mags (2 wheels and AMCN) as he is independant, and less likely to sway figures - my bike had 9 more rear wheel hp than the 2 Two Wheels blade (road break in with about 2000km on the clock) and about 7 hp more than the AMCN blade (road break in with about 1000km on the clock) And yeah yeah yeah, same dyno, same day etc people can put oyur hand up all you want, but there wont be rear wheel hp made up on a few degrees C and a different date.
Anyway, Very happy with my blade
and I highly recommend anyone buying a new bike to break in on the dyno, and to change oil at the 20km and 60km mark (mineral oil) as I have seen what comes out with my own eyes (and have some pics that I'll post whenI find the camera)
Anyway, there ya have it