I did not follow the Kawa break in. After about 150 miles I started bringing her up to about 6,000rpms and then after about 300 miles to 7,000- 8,000. Changed my oil at 500 miles (dino) and it was still golden. I never rode it at a constant rpm for more than 3 minutes and stayed off the highways. At 4,000 miles, just did my 2nd oil change (full synth) and it was a little "dirty", but she is running great.