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Jan 18th 2019, 06:16 PM   #1
 
  Apr 2016
  Bremerton

  Husky Tx300 '17, Ktm Duke 390 '18 (sold concours 14, drz400, crf230, xr250 crashed gsxr600)
Break in ride (less than 65mph)

Plotted. a 260 mile loop from brem to kingston to Shelton and over to manchester through gig harbor

Got myself a 2018 duke 390 and being restricted to 6500rpm is just the worst. So I'm gonna try and get to 600 miles as fast as I can and unlock the other 4500 rpm

If weather is good monday I wanna do a loop around the peninsula (backroads to hansville then out to dewatto and then Gig harbor and port orchard), only problem is i cant go over 65 during break in so....itll be all backroads and barely speeding but if that sounds fun and the weather isent horrible ill probably leave fairgrounds around 10am.

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Edited by Stricmic000 on Jan 18th 2019 at 06:47 PM
Jan 18th 2019, 06:54 PM   #2
 Buckwheet's Avatar
 
  Jan 2016
  Tri-Cities, WA

  Aprilia, Honda, Suzuki & Triumph
Schweet ride!

Would love to ride one again, preferrably at ORP.

This forum provides good documentation of service history if ever required (haha).
Good to hear you’re adhearing to the break-in “rules”. Or, are engine rpms automatically limited by program? Cheers!
Jan 18th 2019, 06:56 PM   #3
 
  Apr 2016
  Bremerton

  Husky Tx300 '17, Ktm Duke 390 '18 (sold concours 14, drz400, crf230, xr250 crashed gsxr600)
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Originally Posted by Buckwheet
Schweet ride!

Would love to ride one again, preferrably at ORP.

This forum provides good documentation of service history if ever required (haha).
Good to hear you’re adhearing to the break-in “rules”. Or, are engine rpms automatically limited by program? Cheers!
ORP?

lol no service history at all yet! its not limited but I don't wanna blow it up...it also sucks at high speed so I don't wanna go down the freeway that bad anyway
Jan 18th 2019, 07:00 PM   #4
 
  Apr 2016
  WA

Huh, I picked up an RC390 when they came out in. Once it was good and warm it got full throttle pulls to 10.5k.

But yeah, terrible bike for the highway. Not to say I have not done 350 mile days back to back on the RC390. Fun bike.
Jan 19th 2019, 08:12 AM   #5
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Nice! I rode those and a Yamaha R3 and chose the R3, which I found smoother and more refined for the type of riding I do, and put a handlebar kit on it to raise them up. The 390 would have been my choice for tossing around in 'spirited' riding though.
If I was in your area that sounds like a fun ride! Glad to hear you are breaking it in by the recommended procedure! Got to slowly wear those mated machined surfaces together.
Jan 19th 2019, 12:54 PM   #6
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  Jun 2016
  Poor Tortured

  2013 Kawasaki Ninja 1000 Harlequin
if this turns into a "proper break-in" thread.......

synthetic oil, anyone?

or how about 9mm vs .45?

lol.

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Jan 19th 2019, 01:31 PM   #7
 
  Apr 2016
  WA

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Originally Posted by Sentinel
if this turns into a "proper break-in" thread.......

synthetic oil, anyone?

or how about 9mm vs .45?

lol.

loves the interwebs
Jan 19th 2019, 03:51 PM   #8
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  Jan 2016
  SeaTac

Don't forget 'The Google's' too!
Jan 20th 2019, 04:11 PM   #9
 
  Apr 2016
  Bremerton

  Husky Tx300 '17, Ktm Duke 390 '18 (sold concours 14, drz400, crf230, xr250 crashed gsxr600)
Weather is lookin good, cold but good for tmw

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Jan 20th 2019, 05:22 PM   #10
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  Jan 2016
  Tri-Cities, WA

  Aprilia, Honda, Suzuki & Triumph
ORP is a fantastic track for the KTM 390’s.

Oregon Raceway Park

I noticed track day events by both 2Fast & MotoFit.
Jan 21st 2019, 07:51 AM   #11
DGA
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  Jan 2016
  PDX

  An Ape and a Husky
Awesome bike, congrats. It's hard to stay under that RPM with a bike that likes to rev... I'm not sure how those KTM singles are, but if it has a bit of torque on the lower end, it should not be too hard.

I try to get at least 100-200 miles on a new bike/engine before changing the break in oil for some synthetic and flogging it mercilessly on the track. I've usually changed the oil again after that. I've not really had an issue with engine longevity, or anything else really.
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