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Mine was a used on but I had no idea of how many miles or hours were on it. The nubbings on the tires were still on it so there were not very many of either.

I kept the speed down and varied it from around 4 mph up to 8 mph and then short burst up and over 30 mph. I tried not to run at just one speed for too long, either a low speed or top end.
 

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Always break in a new motor.

Always do a thorough warm up before riding.

Follow the manual, and make sure to change out all the oils diff's and all.

Break in oil get very dirty quickly.
My rear diff oil was filthy at 100 miles.
 

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Thanks Guys for the info... I'll follow the manual for the break in period then.. As of right now she only has 3 hours run time and those have been pretty slow riding. Of course varying the speed but nothing hard.. Once the 20 hours are up I'll do the fluid changes as suggested...
 

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I鈥檓 more of a break it in like I intend to use it guy, However I do give some consideration to a new engine.. I like to keep the rpms variable, but I鈥檓 not in the 5MPH club. I鈥檝e learned my own methods over the years that aired a bit of a hybrid I suppose...
 

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If it鈥檚 really new, you can feel the lack of power. Take it real easy until that first break-in happens. Mine was about 20-30 min into running it. The rings needed that initial seat. After that, I rode it fairly normal, but avoided full throttle for the first 20 hours. Mine is totally tight and right too. No oil use or anything. I did the full 20-hr service... valves, oil, filter, both diffs, and alignment.
 

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I have now 16.5h and 304km should i whait to 20h before i bring it to yamaha for service.(need to have them to fix it for warranty)
You need to check with your dealer, different countries different rules. But if they say to bring it in then I'd bring it in to have them take care of it.
 

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I figured that from your post but they may want you to get the full amount of hours on the Kodiak also before they service it.

Here in the US a lot of the vehicle manufactures are offering a lifetime oil change on trucks and cars, however the newer vehicles also come with a oil change reminder that will pop up as far as how you drive and time. Some dealers are refusing to actually do a free oil change if that light isn't lit up on the dash even if the vehicle owner wants it changed because they might be going on a extended trip. If they want the oil changed before that light comes on they have to pay for that service themselves with no reimbursement.

What it comes down to is that there are some strange rules out there as far as warranties and service requirements and you need to know and follow them.
 

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On all three of my current kodiaks, both dealers said essentially the same thing. Don鈥檛 go out right away and wide open throttle but you don鈥檛 need to grandpa it either. Just vary your speed and do normal riding. 馃し馃徏鈥嶁檪锔 I think if it was a critical break in regimen, they would do it at factory before the odometer was slapped on. I changed my oil at 100 miles, clean. I changed the diffs at 200, clean as can be on both 450s. Only probably 10 miles on the 700 so far but I plan to wait a little longer on the diffs.
 

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20h service done 284鈧 oil change valv adjustments.and next service 3mounths 1300km 80h whatever comes first.really 3mounths why?and the shop made an note to the yamaha import in finland about the turningsignals that dosent work its an box on the right side that needs to be changed.but they dont get a new before dec.so i cant drive my kodiak in traffic for 3 mounts.i really think yamaha needs to pay me back something from the atvs price when they sell non working product
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20h service done 284鈧 oil change valv adjustments.and next service 3mounths 1300km 80h whatever comes first.really 3mounths why?and the shop made an note to the yamaha import in finland about the turningsignals that dosent work its an box on the right side that needs to be changed.but they dont get a new before dec.so i cant drive my kodiak in traffic for 3 mounts.i really think yamaha needs to pay me back something from the atvs price when they sell non working product
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20h service done 284鈧 oil change valv adjustments.and next service 3mounths 1300km 80h whatever comes first.really 3mounths why?and the shop made an note to the yamaha import in finland about the turningsignals that dosent work its an box on the right side that needs to be changed.but they dont get a new before dec.so i cant drive my kodiak in traffic for 3 mounts.i really think yamaha needs to pay me back something from the atvs price when they sell non working product
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I lookt in the service book and the second service is 3 months 160h/1300km why should it be after just 3mounths if i dont get up to the h./km
 
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