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  • s1d
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    Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by Gunslingin_Ridr View Post
    Been a long time since I messaged here, probably more than 4 years. Want to let you all know, my 2015 model has served me very well and is still performing greatly.

    I wanted to know what parts of new gen Duke 390 can be retrofitted to the old 2015 gen Duke? Help will be greatly appreciated.
    The adjustable levers

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  • Gunslingin_Ridr
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    Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

    Been a long time since I messaged here, probably more than 4 years. Want to let you all know, my 2015 model has served me very well and is still performing greatly.

    I wanted to know what parts of new gen Duke 390 can be retrofitted to the old 2015 gen Duke? Help will be greatly appreciated.

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  • kevingarnier
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    Re: KTM Duke 390 - Owners Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by faizan.ali View Post
    Thanks for the explanation. The fuses are there but I wasnt sure which ones are the additional ones. The image provided by you makes it clear. However, did not see a blown fuse so I guess there is some other issue and it would require a visit to asc.
    Hi faizan,

    How did you finally resolve this issue? Do you remember any details?

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  • kevingarnier
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    Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by Rohith Rot View Post
    No Bro ECU unit is fixed TO the petrol tank, not under it. Please look at square silver box above the engine block and it is right beside the spark plug input. that is the ABS box.
    Hi Rohith Rot,

    Are you still using the duke 390? i need help on the same issue? any leads can help

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  • The Pain
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    Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by vkuchhal View Post
    Thanks for sharing this ,but the image is not soo clear. on Zooming in,, the numbers get distorted.
    Can you share a higher resolution pic.
    Hi i tried to upload it full resolution but it failed. Attaching a hopefully better image
    Attached Files

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  • vkuchhal
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    Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by The Pain View Post
    Labor rates at the service center
    Thanks for sharing this ,but the image is not soo clear. on Zooming in,, the numbers get distorted.
    Can you share a higher resolution pic.

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  • The Pain
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    Labor rates at the service center

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  • dreamgrowls
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    Anyone tried the autofy anti theft lock on duke 390? If yes, need more info on this please.
    Last edited by dreamgrowls; 08-27-2020, 07:37 PM.

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  • s1d
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    Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by Veeral View Post
    Replies in the quoted message.
    i think i mentioned it earlier too.. but let me say it again, did you get the throttle body, injectors cleaned. i remember your tank was filled up some crap. did you change the fuel filter ?
    try removing the fuel injector and see if its spraying fuel when you thumb the starter.

    sometimes continuously trying to start the bike might flood the engine and prevent it from starting.. remove spark plug and hit some compressed air into the cylinder and let the fuel come back out and evaporate.

    and then the valves.. like i mentioned earlier, if the valves aren't closing properly i.e. either due to bad timing, or too less of valve clearance then the bike will not start due to lack of compression. i suspect this could most likely be the cause.

    a bike basically requires these 4 (and in the right quantity at the right time) to fire up:
    -air
    -fuel
    -compression (which many forget, on a 4 stroke bad compression fix could be as simple as getting the valves back in spec... many think the fault is worn bore/piston rings which is not always the case)
    -spark.

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  • kiran2508
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    Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by Veeral View Post
    [ATTACH]254631[/ATTACH]
    Originally posted by Veeral View Post
    Checked all the fuses individually, all of em look fine. Checked the spark plug as well, it is giving spark. Unable to find the issue [emoji3525]
    Going by the pic you've posted earlier of the state of the fuel! I highly doubt your throttle body and injectors are choked! I mean I do agree there is fine fuel filter after the fuel pump outlet from the tank, but it can only do so much if with this level contamination. Along with bike being parked for so long.

    One way to solve this, get a compression test done, are you hitting 8psi-12psi+ compression and do you have current through the Spark Plug? then it's 90% guaranteed to choked injector and throttle body.

    If you do find the injectors choked, remove them and the best way to clean it is take a 9V HW battery, couple it with injector to turn it to ON state and valves open up, spray some injector cleaner in reverse from outlet to inlet direction. There are ton of videos on YT showing on how to do it
    Last edited by kiran2508; 07-24-2020, 08:59 PM.

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  • B7ACKTHORN
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    Originally posted by Veeral View Post
    Checked all the fuses individually, all of em look fine. Checked the spark plug as well, it is giving spark. Unable to find the issue [emoji3525]
    Checked fuel pressure? Check your fuel lines, and check the injectors if they're spraying fuel. Remove the injector and check. If all these parameters are fine and still the bike doesn't start, I'd strongly suspect valve timing. Keep trying and keep your observations posted.

    Cheers!
    VJ

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  • zestbiker
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    [MENTION=24497]Veeral[/MENTION]
    Caution is the byword now-do give a serious thought to whether you will continue to invest time,money, emotions into the machine or decide to let it go after getting it running-KTM's can be a perplexing nightmare to sort if/when they start to go bad.

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  • Veeral
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    Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by B7ACKTHORN View Post
    Start off with checking the fuses of the fuel pump and all the fuses in the fuse box. If you have a bust fuse, the bike won't fire up. Secondly, unless you haven't changed your oil for 15 years, the oil won't turn to jelly and in which case the engine won't even spin even if the starter motor tries to, and at the least, the bike will fire up. We have a bike that doesn't fire, so it can be either bad fuel, no spark or no fuel pump pressure, as simple as that. Start off by inspecting your fuses first, then check if you have spark coming at the spark plug and that the plug cap is properly inserted and locked to the spark plug and with these two things checked and ticked off, check the fuel line or proper fuel feed to the injectors. Good luck. Keep your observations posed.

    Cheers!
    VJ
    Checked all the fuses individually, all of em look fine. Checked the spark plug as well, it is giving spark. Unable to find the issue [emoji3525]

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  • Veeral
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    Replies in the quoted message.

    Originally posted by s1d View Post
    does the bike 'crank' or is it just silent as you try to start it ? Any clicking noise ?
    YES THE BIKE DOES CRANK PROPERLY, JUST DOESN'T FIRE UP.

    check all fuses.
    CHECKED. ALL CLEAR .

    could also be a bad starter relay, if it is not cranking at all. Or a bad starter motor.
    also check all fuses.. and i am assuming the fuel pump, its connections were done properly.
    I CAN HEAR FUEL PUMP WORKING FINE ON TURNING ON THE IGNITION.

    did you check if the spark plug is indeed producing a spark by grounding it to chassis ? a bad ignition coil might be responsible for no spark
    CHECKED. SPARKING FINE.

    If it does crank, then i would suspect the valves are not closing properly and needs to be looked in to.

    Vacuum will read around 11 at idling iirc. but in your case the engine doesn't fire up.

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  • B7ACKTHORN
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    Re: KTM Duke 390 - Ownership Reviews and Experiences

    Originally posted by Veeral View Post
    Update : Installed new fuel pump, new spark plug, new air filter & charged battery. Still bike won't start I've screen recorded the torque app readings while cranking the bike. Can anyone make out what's wrong by reading the outputs ? Does the vaccum no. looks fishy ? Posting a youtube link.

    https://youtu.be/3UgOLSXm_xg

    Also, is it possible that bike is not starting because engine oil might have turned into goo? Was planning to flush the engine oil once the bike starts.
    Start off with checking the fuses of the fuel pump and all the fuses in the fuse box. If you have a bust fuse, the bike won't fire up. Secondly, unless you haven't changed your oil for 15 years, the oil won't turn to jelly and in which case the engine won't even spin even if the starter motor tries to, and at the least, the bike will fire up. We have a bike that doesn't fire, so it can be either bad fuel, no spark or no fuel pump pressure, as simple as that. Start off by inspecting your fuses first, then check if you have spark coming at the spark plug and that the plug cap is properly inserted and locked to the spark plug and with these two things checked and ticked off, check the fuel line or proper fuel feed to the injectors. Good luck. Keep your observations posed.

    Cheers!
    VJ

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