Breaking In new 1190

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  1. garren46

    garren46 n00b

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    I pickup my new 1190 Std. Tomorrow 2/1 . Just some thoughts on some other orange 1190 owners. Break in period. Dealer told me do the recommended break in for first 600 miles. No constant revs, dont rev over 6500 rpms etc.
    I am not new to new break in , but I come from the back ground KLR 650,
    KLX 250 .. and other dirt bikes.. that I rode them like I stole them from the start... Did oil change after about 100 miles.. then another after about 500 . Never once had any issues with new motors and rings not seating.. I know there are always different school of thoughts. Just getting perspective from others on their new 1190s...First time KTM owner so just asking .... If this is in another thread sorry but was in a hurry !!! :ricky
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  2. Black Hills

    Black Hills Long timer

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    well, you are going to get a dozen different opinions on this, but here is mine:
    Break in is 90% complete (as far as ring seating) when you pick it up from the dealer. Between the dyno runs at the factory and the set up at the dealer the critical ring seating period is past. break it in as advised and you will be fine.

    opposing opinions will follow I'm sure...
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  3. Chuckracer

    Chuckracer Jerkus Maximus

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    Of course! We've had discussions and comparisons in the past comparing bikes that were broken in carefully, and the stats seem to show these bikes were oil burners. I had one.

    My advice would be 100 miles (or as much as you can stand) of on the gas/off the gas, careful shifting...then change the oil and flog her.
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  4. strider.deano

    strider.deano Been here awhile

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    I'm a big fan of heat cycles. Keep the tach moving with lots of engine braking.
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  5. Black Hills

    Black Hills Long timer

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    just from experience I have never had a bike that used oil, and they all seemed to hang in with their counterparts in a drag race (never put them on a dyno). all were broken in according to manufacturers recommendation with occasion quick bursts to redline.

    actually I didn't follow things exactly on my 990. I rode around town for the first 150 miles then hopped in the interstate for 600mi. at 85 mph. it always ran fine and hadn't started to use oil yet when I got rid of it (20,000mi.)?

    As I mentioned ring seating is done by the time you pick it up the break in period simply help other surfaced mate under less than full load.

    I'm pretty sure you can break it in any way you want and it will be fine. my only concern would be with warranty issues. if something failed and the brain tells the dealer you flogged it during the break in period it may be a reason to deny a claim? of course this could just be tin foil hat theory?
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  6. trinitydirt

    trinitydirt Been here awhile

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    Here is THE proper procedure: pick a sunny day, grab your gear- wallet, phone, camera, water, etc. Pick a direction of travel( for me this time of year in Colorado its east) and GO! Ride your new steed and enjoy! You aint going to hurt it by doing what KTM says. Shift before you see the BIG RED LIGHT and disappear into the great unknown. Come home change the oil and repeat as needed;-)
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  7. Black Hills

    Black Hills Long timer

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    best break in procedure ever!
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  8. Nowwhat

    Nowwhat I'll Go Second...

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    no no no....

    leave the phone at home.....:lol3
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  9. Katoom72

    Katoom72 Been here awhile

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    It's a KTM...carry the phone!

    :deal
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  10. OrangeDevil37

    OrangeDevil37 Been here awhile

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    you mean honda...
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  11. FuzzyDunlop

    FuzzyDunlop Been here awhile

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    Have the dealer on speed dial is my recommendation. Its the cost of awesome. :ricky
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  12. Jim Colombotos

    Jim Colombotos Been here awhile

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    hard throttle , never over 6500 rpm till 650 miles, lots of shifting, lots of engine braking .

    not sure if this is right or wrong but you asked lol
    enjoy!
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  13. t30

    t30 Dirty Biker

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    I just simply ran the crap out of mine until it reached 600 miles, then it turned into a pumpkin.

    Seriously, i ran it normally with an occasional flirt with the red light. But that's about it. I've changed the oil and it was very clean. Now I'm ready to ping it off the rev limiter if the mood strikes me. I have bought about seven brand new street bikes. I've never had any motor issues whatsoever following a normal riding method. :D
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  14. steveWFL

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    thrash it like a rented mule... next up, which oil thread :lol3
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  15. OrangeV

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    Its very strainght forward.

    Go to your owners manuel to page 72 part 9.2
    Running in the engine

    Guideline:
    During the first 1,000km (620mil) 6,500 rpm
    After the first 1,000km (620mil) 10,25 rpm

    Do not labour it uphills making the engine chug.
    Find some hilly billy terrain and work it through the gears.

    Set the shift light to 6,500 rpm and just shift through the gears.

    Try not to pussy it around and you will be fine..

    How about some photos of the big boy, youre bike that is...:D
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  16. Harold Waikiki

    Harold Waikiki oldfatdumbbrokeoutofshape

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    I rode my 1190 R today for the first time! Rode 150 miles. Bike ran flawlessly. The owner of the dealership told me to follow the owners manual for 100 miles then go batshit. This bike is so fast that I'm going to chillax for the whole 600 miles. The bike in rain mode feels as fast as my 990. The bike in sport mode feels (speed and power wise) a lot like my (sold) 2011 duc multi. I love the bike!! I'm 5'9" and 165 lbs and 53 years old. Def needs risers. I'm going to do Rox. I'm leaning too far and the bikes ergos are kind of hurting my back/shoulders. Sorry for so much off topic, I'm just pumped!! I mounted my radar detector after my ride today- in preparation for tomorrow's ride!! BTW 80+ mph in 4th at the red light at 6500 rpm's!! This machine fucking flies!!
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  17. garren46

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    Great report on you first ride.... I will also report back on mine first ride Yeah I am so stoked for tomorrow .... I probably wont sleep much. But yes on break in
    all my previous dirt bikes smaller CC other then my HDs... I just took off and rode like i stole it ... Never once did any off them have oil issues ... but being a new KTM owner just getting opinions.... Look forward to getting my
    buzz on tomorrow.....~~~~ Pics to follow




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  18. David37

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    I agree follow the factory recommendations for break-in. When I was breaking in my 950SE, I made sure to vary the speeds on the freeway from 50 - 80MPH. The worst thing you can do to a new motor is lugging it during break-in.
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  19. Doug Matson

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    I changed the oil in mine yesterday at 150mi. The screens and magnets had some stuff on them and little flakes of blue locktite but the oil was very clean. Funny thing is the manual says 3.8 lt of oil should bring the oil to the top of the sight glass but I put almost all of 4 liters in and it only shows half in the sight glass unless on the side stand then its at the top. I followed the manual and added 3lts first then ran it then topped it off but it still took 4. Love this bike but some times I think the damper is a little stiff for slow speeds.
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  20. kag

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    Break in procedures.......pull on the bitch till it or you squeal. Ok, after the first 50 miles :d
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