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Just picked up my 790 yesterday ( beyond happy !) apart from keeping to the recommended rev - range during the running in period (600 miles), the dealership also said neither to use the quickshifter or remove the db killer (baffle) until the first service at that 600 (ish) mile mark. I was too excited at the time to question either request and frankly I really don't mind as its such a joy to ride but I did wonder if anyone else had been told the same and if so what were the reasons ?
 

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I was never told this
I used the quick shifter a lot, it's a joy and part of the fun of this bike
when you mention remove baffle what slip on do you have fitted?
the standard exhaust is a major job of cutting to remove baffle and is very hard to look neat, the Akra can easily be removed

playing with the exhaust will change fuelling slightly but I doubt it would have an adverse affect
 

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Ok so I've just been up to the dealer to pick up the stock exhaust (the one I had fitted is the Akrapovic) and asked them for a bit more detail and to be honest it sounds like they're just being a bit over - cautious. I got a broad answer that its "better" for the engine to keep the baffle in (until the 1st service) and regarding the QS he said it's designed to work best under load (changing up) and since the engine's not being put under heavy load during run - in it's better not to use the QS.

Quite right there's nothing in the manual about this either so I reckon its just them being overly careful. Reckon I'll get the 600 on the clock pretty quick anyway !
 

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Ok so I've just been up to the dealer to pick up the stock exhaust (the one I had fitted is the Akrapovic) and asked them for a bit more detail and to be honest it sounds like they're just being a bit over - cautious. I got a broad answer that its "better" for the engine to keep the baffle in (until the 1st service) and regarding the QS he said it's designed to work best under load (changing up) and since the engine's not being put under heavy load during run - in it's better not to use the QS.

Quite right there's nothing in the manual about this either so I reckon its just them being overly careful. Reckon I'll get the 600 on the clock pretty quick anyway !

he is correct the quick changer works better under load

the akra baffle is easy to remove instructions are on the 790 forum or I can copy you if required
 

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I was told that the quick shifter was disabled until first service, but coming off a striple that had one installed, I used it almost instantly by accident shortly after leaving the dealer. When I checked the menus it was enabled and didn’t seem to have done any harm. I did try avoid using it for the first few weeks just in case.

Hadn’t heard the baffle one before though.

thread with baffle removal

https://www.790dukeforum.com/forum/...ccessories/78-akrapovic-exhaust-baffle-2.html
 

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Apologies for the thread revival!

I've just had my first service done, so does this mean I can finally ride the duke like it's meant to be ridden?

It says dont exceed 6000rpm for the first 620 miles (which I followed) then dont exceed 9800rpm after this... but till when. Isnt that the redline? Also it says avoid fully opening the throttle but doesnt that just apply to the first 600 miles?

Never had a new engine before so bit confused.
 

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You are past the breakin stage now so she's fair game - wide open, run it to redline, etc.. No restrictions.

The Factory set the RPM limit to flash at you on the dash around 6000rpm for the first 1000kms (620 miles) then it self adjusts to 9500rpm I believe but you can adjust that yourself now to start flashing at whatever rpm you want in the menu.

Condensed version - feel free to ride it like ya stole it (once CSS is fixed and it's not leaking) :)
 

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Still waiting on the outer css getting fixed. It needs to be done through the warranty and that department is closed for another couple weeks due to everything that's going on haha just my luck. The leak is minimal to be fair so been told to enjoy it now shes had the first serviced :) will just need to keep an eye on the level for my own piece of mind
 
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