I stumbled upon this site when looking up gearing calculators for my new blade, there is some great info here on breaking in a new bike, and if you look around the site there seems to be a lot of useful information there. Well written, very straightforward. Hope someone finds this of use, I did search and couldnt find any mention yet. Cheers. Break in procedures: http://www.rogueracing.org/breakin.htm Gearing (specifically for a fireblade): http://www.rogueracing.org/gearing.htm EDIT: Sorry wrong section I had two windows open. Mods please move this to Technical and Troubleshooting Torque, or wherever you see fit.