Re: newbie bike...
16:1 is to much oil. Check out the type of oil you are using and see what the suggested amount is. You are suppose to use non-synthetic oil for break in. I have used both and havn't had problems. When you are breaking it in vary the throttle and ride it hard in short bursts. This will help everything get seated correctly. It will probable only take 2-3 tanks to get fully broken in and you probable only need 1-2 tanks of 24:1 then you can move up to 32:1 or what ever is correct for your type of oil. Make sure the engine is under load when you are breaking it in. Letting it just sit there running wont cut it.