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    How long can/should you go WOT?

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    I'm at 26 hours, did the normal break in and I usually ride on a lake near my house. Its mainly choppy but I took it out today while the water was calm and had a blast. I realized I was running at full throttle for 20-30 seconds at a time. I had no issues but is there a limit to how long I should run at those RPMs?


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    Hold it till you run out of gas.


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    hah, I just about did that, I burned half a tank in 2 hours today.

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    I usually bring it down to an idle for cool down after a WOT run. If you have open loop cooling it should cool down the engine/intercooler faster
    Second cool down usually involves stopping at the public dock to clean the weeds out, and relax on the sandy beach !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxk View Post
    hah, I just about did that, I burned half a tank in 2 hours today.
    100 mile winter endurance races in glass conditions at WOT usually go through a tank in 45 minutes.

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    I gave it time to cool after a few minutes of hard driving. I was just curious, especially since it was on the lake alone for the first time. I'd hate to get stranded out there with no one around and my nearest family/friends being 40 miles away lol. Thanks for the info.

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    You really don't have to worry to much.

    I won't sit there and hold it WOT for 10 minutes straight. But WOT for 30 seconds will do nothing to it. Just have fun and enjoy yourself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxk View Post
    hah, I just about did that, I burned half a tank in 2 hours today.
    Only half a tank in 2 hours? What are you riding?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxk View Post
    ... on the lake alone for the first time. I'd hate to get stranded out there with no one around and my nearest family/friends being 40 miles away ...
    Always have a plan and know your options before you ride alone.

    Carry communications gear and know who you can call if trouble happens.

    Carry some basic repair gear so you can get your self going again. Lots of threads discussing what to carry.

    Riding alone also carries a risk if you get injured and/or thrown off. A riding buddy is a good thing.

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