Join Date: Jul 2017
Location: Escondido, Caifornia ( 36 Miles north of San Diego )
I have about 24,500 MILES on my 2018 G310GS currently and I ride the **** out of it. It sees 75 to 80mph every day. I have taken it across the entire USA and back from California to Georgia and back. I have never been slow with my bike except for its first break in. I am 64 years old and when I was young my father who was an aircraft and rocket specialist told me something I live by to this day. After you break it in drive or ride it as hard as you will during its life. If you drive it easy it will set the rings and cylinders to an easy pace and will develop a wear pattern that you should drive or ride easy throughout its life, otherwise run it hard and let it set a higher wear pattern within the cylinder and that way you can drive it easy or hard with out any ill affects. I have never had a bike or car I own last less than a couple hundred thousand miles. The dealer has been doing full checks on my bike at every service and recording the data for me. My valves are still well within tolerance with no adjustments, my pistons and cylinders show no signs of abnormal wear ( checked with a bore-scope ). My chain has yet to be replaced, my first set of tires wore out at 18000+ miles, and I just changed my set of rear break pads and they still had wear left on them. I say break it in, and beat it up, it can take it. This little bike likes high revs don't be shy with it.
But this is just my opinion.
( 24 years in the aerospace industry doing high precision calibration and metrology, 20 plus years building and rebuilding autos, trucks, aircraft, and motorcycles, and working with tolerances that range into the millionths of an inch ( .000005 ) and I still don't know squat.